Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen Program 2011 北加州2011年櫻花皇后選美
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Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen Program 2011 Court
Princess Kaori Saito, Princess Lauren Kawawaki, Queen Jeddie Kawahatsu, First Princess Tamiko Escalante, Princess Richelle Farley,
• Richelle Chiemi Farley, 19, of San Francisco, sponsored by Takara Sake USA Inc.
Education: Attending Academy of Art University in San Francisco, majoring in interior architecture and design.
Hobbies: Dancing (hula, ballet, jazz, tap, character, Obon), music (violin, viola, classical guitar, ukelele, piano), outdoor activities (surfing, hiking, swimming, camping), art (jewelry-making, painting).
Professional Ambition or Goals in Life: To obtain her bachelor’s degree in interior architecture and design in order to create more environmentally friendly homes while keeping them fresh with innovative designs from Japan and Hawaii.
• Kaori Saito, 20, of San Rafael, sponsored by Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California.
Education: Attending College of Marin, majoring in communications.
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, singing, playing sports (tennis, dance, stand-up paddle surfing), reading, baking.
Professional Ambition or Goals in Life: To become a broadcaster to help connect people from all over the world and contribute to the world she lives in.
• Lauren Sachi Kawawaki, 20, of Santa Cruz, sponsored by Golden Gate Optimist Club of San Francisco.
Education: Attending UC Santa Cruz, majoring in environmental studies and economics.
Hobbies: Taekwondo, volleyball, band (clarinet, tuba), scrapbooking, baking.
Professional Ambition or Goals in Life: To attain a degree in environmental studies and economics and pursue a career in marketing.
• Tamiko Escalante, 24, of Richmond, sponsored by Benihana.
Education: Graduated from Boston University in 2010 with a BS in business management with concentration in entrepreneurship.
Hobbies: Coordinating the El Cerrito Relay for Life event, coaching and playing basketball, practicing Wado-Kai karate, attending hip-hop dance class.
Professional Ambition or Goals in Life: To become an optometrist. She not only wants to maintain her patients’ sense of vision, but also their overall health because she realizes that each part of the body is connected. She is striving for a career in which her work is for the prevention of health issues since she believes that the best way to solve a problem is to not let that problem develop in the first place.
• Jeddie Narumi Kawahatsu, 21, of San Francisco, sponsored by Nikkei Lions Club of San Francisco.
Education: Currently attending University of San Francisco
Major: English with a double minor in Fine Arts and Asian American Studies
Hobbies: Hawaiian Hula Dance, Creative writing, Reading, Painting, Hiking
Professional Ambition or Goals in Life: To find a career in which she can work with children with learning differences. She would also love to travel the world and publish her writing in the future.
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