|I participated in this project because my Wahiawa family roots are very strong. My parents, grandparents and other extended family members still live here. I think itʻs important for the younger generation to know what Wahiawa was like years ago and to help preserve its history and culture. Even though things have changed dramatically over the years, Wahiawa is a quiet, tight-knit community where everyone knows one another. I learned from Mr. Matsuura that the entrepreneurial spirit was very strong in the past, especially as immigrants moved into Wahiawa. Some of these businesses still exist today.||Kate Uesugi
George Washington University
Photographer: Lisa Uesugi
I sometimes like to go down to the gulch with my friends, play tennis down at the courts and visit the botanical gardens. I am currently a sophomore in college and hope to work internationally with a company after graduating and would eventually like to return to live in Hawai`i. I enjoy photography, working in the darkroom with my mom, drawing and going to the beach with friends.