Nisei Impact Youth Storytelling Project
While working as a reporter at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser via Report for America, I launched and led a new youth storytelling project about Hawaiʻi's nisei veterans.
In partnership with the nonprofit Nisei Veterans Legacy, I taught and mentored a group of high school students about journalism and storytelling. At the end of the four-month project, the students wrote stories about the nisei veterans, publishing them in the Star-Advertiser as part of a special series.
Click here to read more about the project and the students' stories
City and Regional Magazine Association
First place—Multiplatform Storytelling: “Soldering On”
Asian American Journalists Association
First place—Asian American and Pacific Islander Multimedia Excellence: “Soldering On”
Society of Professional Journalists Hawai‘i Chapter
First place—Radio Feature Reporting: “Community leaders work to expand opportunities for inclusive paddling and ocean sports”
Second place—Arts and Entertainment Writing: “A Journey of Ethnic Proportions”
Second place—Multimedia Presentation: “Soldiering On”