2012-2013 Kunitomi/Suzuki Scholarship – Harrison Jung and Samuel Quon

The Community Youth Council (CYC Invitational) is proud to announce that two young men are the recipients of the 2012-13 Hideo Kunitomi/Paul Suzuki scholarship award.

They are Harrison Jung (L) from the Pasadena Bruins and Samuel Quon (R) from the Evergreen organization. Outstanding achievement awards were also given to Thomas Chan, David Lui, Chris Lum, Kenneth Moriyama and Joshua Yeh, all from Evergreen and Brenden Fujishige from the Tigers organization.

The Kunitomi/Suzuki Award was established in memory of Hideo Kunitomi and in 2006 in memory of Paul Suzuki. Both are honored for their longtime service and the awards recognize individuals who are found to have the qualities held in high esteem by CYC’s member organizations. These qualities include scholastic achievement, active participation in school and community affairs, leadership skills and true sportsmanship. The awards were presented at CYC’s Jamboree event held this at Schurr High School  on February 24.

Harrison Jung attends Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada and in addition to maintaining an outstanding GPA and winning several academic awards, he achieved the Eagle Scout rank last year. Harrison was also active in school clubs and events while playing JV and Varsity basketball and volunteering as a Bruins assistant coach and CYC referee. He served as a summer intern for Controller John Chiang and is contemplating law, communications or journalism in college which could lead to a career in public service. Pasadena Bruins Commissioner Dan Nakauchi uses these words to describe Harrison — “friendly, even tempered, well mannered, determined, conscientious, ethical and balanced.”

Samuel Quon maintains a stellar 4.54 GPA while attending Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. He is active in several school clubs including the Entrepreneurs Club where he served as President and his plans are to attend a university and major in Engineering. His youth advisor Matthew Chin had this to say about Samuel – “What sets Sam apart is that he is extremely driven and self motivated. Sam has a unique internal desire to always want to do better, to be better. It’s this drive that allows Sam to commute an hour for basketball practices, that allows him to stay up through the night working on homework, that allows Sam to always do his best even when the odds are against him.”

Harrison and Samuel were presented a monetary award to be used toward their college education and also had their names engraved on a large perpetual trophy that showcases the scholarship winners dating back to the 1960s. They will be able to keep the trophy until next year’s CYC Kunitomi/Suzuki scholarship winner is announced.

L-R: Joshua Yeh, Thomas Chan, Harrison Jung, Samuel Quon, David Lui
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