GVJCI Names 2016 Scholarship Winners


gvjci scholarship winners 2016The Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute recognized this year’s scholarship recipients on June 25 during its annual Carnival Matsuri. Pictured from left: Charles Oyagi of GVJCI; Justin Hino of Torrance High School, GVJCI Scholarship; Kyle Nagao of Torrance High School, Gardena Valley Gardeners Association Legacy Scholarship; Justin Akioka of North High School, Gary Hori Memorial Scholarship; Alyssa Ishimoto of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Gardena Valley JACL Scholarship; Alison Kochiyama, GVJCI executive director. Scholarship winners Christina Mark of Marina High School and Erica Taddiken of Mira Costa High School were unable to attend. Each student received a commendation from Assemblymember David Hadley. (Photo by J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)



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