Nicole Suzuki, an honor student who will be attending Northeastern University this fall, was selected winner of the Venice-West Los Angeles chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League’s Jack Nomura High School Scholarship recently.
Suzuki, 18, graduated from the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) with a weighted 4.15 grade point average and was named an AP Scholar with Distinction by the College Board. The daughter of Paul and Carole Suzuki of Los Angeles was a member of the varsity swim and water polo teams and was student body treasurer.
She applied to more than a dozen colleges and chose Northeastern University in Boston, where she plans to study cellular and molecular biology and would like to pursue a career in genetic research.
Her father, a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court, is a former JACL chapter president.
The $1,000 scholarship is named in honor of the late Jack Nomura, a longtime chapter board member.