Tri-C’s Yudai Yamamoto Named to All-Ohio Academic Team
Woodmere resident one of nine honored from Cuyahoga Community College
Yudai Yamamoto of Woodmere was one of nine students from Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) named to the All-Ohio Community College Academic Team, which comprises top students at the state’s two-year schools.
The All-Ohio Academic Team recognizes student excellence in academics, leadership and community service. Sixty-eight students from across the state were selected for this year’s team on the basis of their outstanding records.
Tri-C had more students named All-Ohio than any other school.
Yamamoto, who received third-team honors, expects to earn an Associate of Arts degree from Tri-C in spring 2021. After graduation, he plans to transfer to Cleveland State University to complete a bachelor’s degree in finance.
He was elected vice president of student government at Tri-C’s Eastern Campus in May 2019. (Prior to that, he was secretary.) Yamamoto is also active in the campus Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter, serving as both the northern district representative and secretary.
In addition, he is a member of the campus multicultural club and works as a peer mentor math assistant.
In his spare time, Yamamoto practices kendo — a traditional Japanese martial art in which he has earned a third-level black belt ranking. He plans to compete in the All United States Kendo Championships this summer.
Yamamoto joined the following Tri-C students — designated by campus — as All-Ohio:
- Eastern Campus: Oktay Adatepe of Woodmere (third team)
- Metropolitan Campus: Jamillah Murdock of University Heights (third team), Andrea Searcy of Cleveland (third team) and Samantha Stauffer of North Olmsted (third team)
- Western Campus: Macon Hoover of Brunswick (third team) and Shahzeb Malik of Strongsville (first team)
- Westshore Campus: Joseph Dzingeleski of Lakewood (first team) and Matthew Phillips of North Ridgeville (third team)
First-team honorees will receive $1,000 scholarships, while second-team members get $500 scholarships and third-team members $250. Team members are recognized by the state in April as part of Community College Month.
The All-Ohio Academic Team program is supported by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Honda of America Mfg. Inc.
April 09, 2020
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