Scouts Receive Sangha, Senior Padma Awards

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From left: Rev. John Iwohara; Sangha Award recipients Bryce Kitagawa, Scott Mitani, Derek Morimoto, Kai Munekata, and George Ozawa; Rev. Nobuo Miyaji.

From left: Rev. John Iwohara; Sangha Award recipients Bryce Kitagawa, Scott Mitani, Derek Morimoto, Kai Munekata, and George Ozawa; Rev. Nobuo Miyaji.

GARDENA — Gardena Buddhist Church recently presented Sangha Awards and Senior Padma Awards to seven scouts.

The Sangha Award is a Buddhist religious award for Boy Scouts; the Senior Padma Award is a Buddhist religious award for Girl Scouts.

Recipients of the Sangha Awards were: Bryce Kitagawa, son of David and Kathleen Kitagawa; Scott Mitani, son of David and Terri Mitani; Derek Morimoto, son of Myles and Emi Morimoto; Kai Munekata, son of Mark and Nancy Munekata; and George Ozawa, son of Michael and Noriko Ozawa.

Receiving the Senior Padma Awards were: Teri Sakatani, daughter of Richard and Charlene Sakatani; and Lindsay Yoshiyama, daughter of Brian and Nancy Yoshiyama.

The awardees worked for over one year under the instruction of Tom Sasaki. Presenting the awards were Rev. Noboru Miyaji and Rev. John Iwohara.

From left: Rev. John Iwohara; Senior Padma Award recipients Lindsay Yoshiyama and Teri Sakatani; Rev. Nobuo Miyaji.

From left: Rev. John Iwohara; Senior Padma Award recipients Lindsay Yoshiyama and Teri Sakatani; Rev. Nobuo Miyaji.

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