The Greater L.A. JACL held its annual Hana Uno Shephard Scholarship and Chapter Fundraising Dance on May 30 at the Ken Nakaoka Community Center in Gardena. The $1,000 scholarship, named in memory of a longtime chapter member and redress activist, is awarded to a high-achieving high school senior. This year’s recipient is Marisa Orozco, a senior at Schurr High School in Montebello who will major in economics at UC Berkeley. She was accompanied by her mother, Yuko. Orozco (second from left) is pictured with Miyako Kadogawa, Kristin Sakaguchi (scholarship chair and 2008 recipient) and Janet Okubo of GLA JACL.
The evening also included dancing, a buffet, an opportunity drawing, and an exhibition of dances by David Shinjo, Toi Nakamoto and the Monday Night Formation Team. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)