Manzanar Committee Presents 2nd Annual Student Awards – Photos

GARDENA, CA — On May 20, the Manzanar Committee presented its Second Annual Student Awards to 15 students during a celebration at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute in Gardena, California.

The Student Awards Program is a creative works program in which K-12 students may submit essays, short stories, poetry, works of art, including drawings, collages, posters, and works involving technology, including animation, podcasts, movies or videos that demonstrate an understanding of his/her guiding principles of social justice in today’s society.

Second Annual Student Awards Recipients

Grade 3-5 – Written Works
First Place – Sara Omura

Grade 6-8 – Written Works
First Place – Name withheld due to privacy request
Second Place – Karina Ventura

Visual Arts – Individual
First Place – Emely Martinez
Second Place – Ashley Mejia
Third Place – Jose Arevalo
Honorable Mention – Eliseo Hernandez

Visual Arts – Group
First Place – Mia Blanco, Valeria Murillo, Jasmine Olivares, Bruno Silva
Second Place – Alexa Castro, Silvia Castro, Elizabeth Salvador

You can see photos from the event below.

LEAD PHOTO: Some of the recipients of the Manzanar Committee’s Second Annual Student Awards. Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee.

Photos by Gann Matsuda, ©2017 Manzanar Committee. All rights reserved. Two photos by Debra Hawley, ©2017 Debra Hawley. All rights reserved. Click on any photo to view a larger image, and to scroll/click through the gallery.

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