BHS graduate recieves scholarship

Scholarship recipient Layce Yamauchi (left) and Warren Yamamoto, president of the 100th Infantry Battalion Legacy Organization, are shown at the award ceremony.

Scholarship recipient Layce Yamauchi (left) and Warren Yamamoto, president of the 100th Infantry Battalion Legacy Organization, are shown at the award ceremony.

Baldwin High School graduate Layce T. Yamauchi is the recipient of the 100th Infantry Battalion Legacy Organization’s $3,000 scholarship. She was recognized at a short ceremony at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center on Aug. 12.

Warren Yamamoto, president of the 100th Infantry Battalion Legacy Organization, visited from Oahu to attend the event, which was held in cooperation with the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center.

Yamauchi was selected based on three criteria: an essay on the 100th Infantry Battalion, her academic performance and her extracurricular activities. Her essay, “The Right to Fight,” gives a clear history of the 100th Infantry Battalion and its successor, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

She was first in her class of 298 based on cumulative grade-point average. And, she was involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities, many in leadership roles.

Two other students on Oahu were awarded $1,000 scholarships.

Yamauchi will be attending Willamette University in Portland, Ore., in the fall. Her parents are Lance and Lynn Yamauchi.

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