Beverly Sugimoto

Beverly Sugimoto attended Pacific High School in San Leandro and went on to graduate from the University of California, Berkeley in English. She taught high school English at Kern Valley High School from 1975-76. After marrying Stan Sugimoto in 1976, they both graduated from business school at UCLA, after which Beverly worked in sales for IBM as a Marketing Representative from 1980 to 1988, when she retired to raise their two sons.

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Nikkei Chronicles #8—Nikkei Heroes: Trailblazers, Role Models, and Inspirations

My Hero: Shinya Honda

Shinya Honda was my hero because he never looked back. He always persevered and took responsibility for his own life and even took care of his mother and three sisters. Uncle Shin never complained about his circumstances or the terrible events that took place at the age of 15, when his father died. Above all, I am grateful to Uncle Shin and his whole generation who worked hard to serve our country. In spite of the incarceration in concentration camps and this tragic black mark in American history, the positive attitude of Uncle Shin, being a cheerleader for his children, nieces and nephews…

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