Western Washington University (WWU) awarded a posthumous honorary bachelor’s degree on June 15 to James K. Okubo, a Medal of Honor recipient and former Western Washington College of Education student. He was unable to finish his degree because his family was incarcerated during World War II, along with about 120,000 West Coast residents of Japanese ancestry.
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly 2019 marks a big year for Washington’s charter schools, as it is the first year since the charter school initiative was passed in 2012 that graduates are claiming their diplomas. Seniors from Summit Sierra charter school in the International District were the first to do so this June. Most […]
“I always thought my parents were hard on me,” said Sherry Gao, a recent University of Washington (UW) graduate and IT specialist from Premera Blue Cross taking the class.
On the way to her office, she must pass under the ranked row of photographs — former superintendents. They seem to glower across the lobby of the Seattle School District’s main office, as if unhappy and cognizant of the short tenure each served. Her predecessor served for four years. Many served less. Some only served for one year.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This week, Amazon announced the 100 recipients of its inaugural Future Engineer scholarships, which supports college-bound seniors in underrepresented and underserved communities. Three students from Washington state earned scholarships, two of whom are Asian: Annie Vo from Franklin High School and Hyeong Jeong “Ace” Choi of Matt Grant Olympia […]
It’s a Saturday morning and fifth-grader Aashna Sikka is sitting at a computer. It looks like she’s playing a game, a color-changing monster looking for someone to scare leaves home and camouflages itself.
SEATTLE – The Japanese American Citizens League, Seattle Chapter (Seattle JACL) is offering a total of $20,000 in scholarships for six incoming and/or current college students. Interested candidates may apply at seattlejacl.org/scholarships until March 1. Here are the scholarships available: Aki Kurose Memorial Scholarship – $3,000 The Minoru Tamesa and Bunshiro Tazuma Scholarships – $3,000 […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Seeing how the school system treated students of color motivated Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap, the new president of South Seattle College (SSC), to start a career in education in order to help more students of color obtain the resources they need to succeed. Born and raised in Charleston, S.C. to Filipino […]
By Zachariah Bryan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY These days, if you want to find Sarith Sok, you just have to look up. He’s played a role in building some of Seattle’s biggest projects: the 520 bridge, the Northgate Light Rail Station, high-rise buildings in downtown and, currently, the Sea-Tac International Airport expansion. Sok is an ironworker, […]
Andy Khuu is a graduating senior at Franklin High School, who is committed to attending Stanford University in the fall. As a student, Andy has been deeply involved with FIRST Robotics, cross-country, swimming, and track throughout all four years of his high school career. With his ambitions and passion for computer science and programming, Andy […]