Two students graduate from Japanese school

Chelsey Miwa Konno (from left); the Rev. Shinkai Murakami, principal, Wailuku Hongwanji Japanese School; and Courtney Vannatta Hamasaki are shown at the recent graduation ceremony.

The 2019 Wailuku Hongwanji Japanese School graduation ceremony was held on May 24 at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission.

Wailuku Hongwanji Japanese Language School had two outstanding students graduate this year:

• Chelsey Miwa Konno is the daughter of Darren and Mayumi Konno. She received the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Bishop’s award.

• Courtney Vannatta Hamasaki is the daughter of Nathan and Christy Hamasaki. She received the Hawaii Kyoikukai (Hawaii State Japanese School Association) award.

Both students attended eight years of Japanese Language School at Wailuku Hongwanji.