ELGIN HEINZ Award 2012

In 2012, Sensei Sekiguchi was awarded the national Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award for Humanities by the United States-Japan Foundation, based in New York City.  This award is presented to one person each year "in recognition of outstanding contributions to furthering mutual understanding between Americans and Japanese ...". 


Visit  US-Japan Foundation for Elgin Heinz award details.


          HSK Ohana with the Elgin Heinz Selection Committee and Special Guests


                              Sensei with wife Paula (right) and Special Guests


          Sensei with son Rylan, Paula, daughter Remy, and grand-daughter Rylynn


        David Janes, Director of  Foundation Grants and Assistant to the President


        EH Selection Committee from left: Michael Rubin, Gary Mukai,  David Janes


                                                           Banquet Beauties!


                                                            Yum!  Let's party!



                  Eloise Aguiar (emcee)                         Kazunari Tanaka (deputy consul general)


Gary Mukai (Stanford Program Director)          Lorene Suehiro (VP McKinley High)



    Randall Monaghan (HSK Lead Senpai)                         George Smith (HSK Parent)



David Janes (US-Japan Foundation)                 Alan Sekiguchi (EH Award Recipient)


                                Sensei receiving Elgin Heinz Award certificate


                                                    This belongs to ALL of us!


                                                         Senpai demonstration






                                                      Elgin Heinz Award certificate