USF Undergraduate Jeddie Kawahatsu Crowned Queen of Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival 2011

Famous San Francisco photographer David Yu was on hand over the weekend to photograph the 2011 Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen Program.

Get all the deets, after the jump.

Princess Richelle Farley, Princess Kaori Saito, Princess Lauren Kawawaki, First Princess Tamiko Escalante, and Queen Jeddie Kawahatsu along with the gang from the 2010 Queen Program:

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All the deets, after the jump

• Richelle Chiemi Farley, 19, of San Francisco, sponsored by Takara Sake USA Inc.

Education: Attending Academy of Art University in San Francisco, majoring in interior architecture and design.

Hobbies: Dancing (hula, ballet, jazz, tap, character, Obon), music (violin, viola, classical guitar, ukelele, piano), outdoor activities (surfing, hiking, swimming, camping), art (jewelry-making, painting).

Professional Ambition or Goals in Life: To obtain her bachelor’s degree in interior architecture and design in order to create more environmentally friendly homes while keeping them fresh with innovative designs from Japan and Hawaii.

 

• Kaori Saito, 20, of San Rafael, sponsored by Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California.

Education: Attending College of Marin, majoring in communications.

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, singing, playing sports (tennis, dance, stand-up paddle surfing), reading, baking.

Professional Ambition or Goals in Life: To become a broadcaster to help connect people from all over the world and contribute to the world she lives in.

 

• Lauren Sachi Kawawaki, 20, of Santa Cruz, sponsored by Golden Gate Optimist Club of San Francisco.

Education: Attending UC Santa Cruz, majoring in environmental studies and economics.

Hobbies: Taekwondo, volleyball, band (clarinet, tuba), scrapbooking, baking.

Professional Ambition or Goals in Life: To attain a degree in environmental studies and economics and pursue a career in marketing.

 

• Tamiko Escalante, 24, of Richmond, sponsored by Benihana.

Education: Graduated from Boston University in 2010 with a BS in business management with concentration in entrepreneurship.

Hobbies: Coordinating the El Cerrito Relay for Life event, coaching and playing basketball, practicing Wado-Kai karate, attending hip-hop dance class.

Professional Ambition or Goals in Life: To become an optometrist. She not only wants to maintain her patients’ sense of vision, but also their overall health because she realizes that each part of the body is connected. She is striving for a career in which her work is for the prevention of health issues since she believes that the best way to solve a problem is to not let that problem develop in the first place.

 

• Jeddie Narumi Kawahatsu, 21, of San Francisco, sponsored by Nikkei Lions Club of San Francisco.

Education: Currently attending University of San Francisco

Major: English with a double minor in Fine Arts and Asian American Studies

Hobbies: Hawaiian Hula Dance, Creative writing, Reading, Painting, Hiking

Professional Ambition or Goals in Life: To find a career in which she can work with children with learning differences. She would also love to travel the world and publish her writing in the future.



 

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3 Responses to “USF Undergraduate Jeddie Kawahatsu Crowned Queen of Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival 2011”

  1. Sue Nahmy says:

    There’s a stern lesson here: NEVER let your best friend, the drag queen dress you. Look at those gowns!

  2. Hey, appreciate your mentioning the Cherry Blossom Festival. It seems SF Appeal and SFist would rather mention the Anarchist Book Fair, or the CBF only gets a mention as a potential traffic problem.

  3. Kevin says:

    Congratulations to Jeddie Narumi Kawahatsu and all the lovely young ladies.