Redlands honors 2 grads from Hawaii
Dean J. Okimoto
and Robert C. Oda
received the University of Redlands Centennial Award, given to 100 prominent alumni who represent the best of the university's 100-year history. Okimoto, owner/operator of Nalo Farms in Waimanalo, graduated in 1976. Oda, a 1969 graduate, is a land and planning consultant for Kamehameha Schools.
Adina Guest of Kapiolani Community College is the top winner of a $1,000 scholarship in the fourth annual Tom and Warren Matsuda Scholarship Culinary Competition, sponsored by Roy's Restaurant and the Culinary Institute of the Pacific. Guest also won an opportunity to assist chef Roy Yamaguchi at a charitable event or cooking class on the U.S. mainland.
Second-place winner Justin Nip of KCC received a $500 scholarship, and third-place winner Ayumu Matsutaka of KCC, a $250 scholarship.
Jody Shiroma Perreira received the Director's Community Leadership Award from the Honolulu Division of the FBI. She is co-founder/co-publisher and editor-in-chief of Sassy and G Magazine, a free bimonthly publication which encourages Hawaii's youth to become constructive members of society.
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