Kendall Kikkawa and Lauren Lum have been announced as this year’s recipients of the Glen Yamashita Shoot-a-thon Scholarship.
Both student athletes were members of the Yonsei Basketball team that traveled to Japan last summer, playing a few basketball games and learning more about their heritage.
Kikkawa is in the ninth grade at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada. He played on the junior varsity football team this fall, is currently on the varsity basketball team, and will play baseball in the spring. He is also a referee for CYC basketball and is an assistant basketball coach for a recreational league and a travel team. Kikkawa has been a member of the Pasadena Bruins Thunder for the past 9 years.
Lum is in the ninth grade at Woodbridge High School in Irvine. She played on
the frosh/soph volleyball team in the fall and is currently on the varsity basketball team. She also enjoys soccer, lacrosse and baking. Lum is an active member in the OCO Octagon youth group and has played for OCO since she was five years old.
Through OCO, she has been able to experience being a basketball camp counselor, referee and scorekeeper during the SEYO season, as well as participating in many community service events.
The scholarship was established in memory of Glen Yamashita, whose stepson, Mikey, and stepdaughter, Alyssa, played on past Yonsei teams.
Applications for the Yonsei 21 team, who will travel to Nagoya next summer, are due Dec. 1. Applications can be found at yonseibasketball.com.