Empowerment stories inspire action and Stepping up to the heroic action is 17 year old Student Athlete, Calera Uchigakiuchi Schlesinger of Sacred Hearts Academy: Empowering Girls to Change the World.
Cal of Mongolian descent, adopted at 22 months by successful plastic surgeon, Larry Schlesinger and Arlene Uchigakiuchi, studies Shoto-kan karate (brown belt) under Sensei George Kotaka: WKF World Champion 2008, MMA and Boxing under trainer Jon Shimokawa and swims under instructor, Don Pump.
Cal’s heroic action entwines her artistic abilities and love for cooking - Her very 1st business/charity venture publication – “Cal’s Aloha Recipes – A Teenager’s Family Cookbook.” She will be donating 100% of all proceeds to the Sacred Hearts Scholarship Fund Gala and Silent Auction on October 18. These scholarships benefit the 24% of Sacred Hearts students receiving financial aid.
I am thrilled that I get the opportunity to assist in endowing this scholarship. Moreover I am honored to have this opportunity to combine my love of cooking, some of my artwork, and a truly deep seated gratitude and affection for Ms. Gopaul (book dedication) and Sacred Hearts Academy… I would like to encourage all the younger students to take a moment and realize what a great center of learning we all attend , and also realize how lucky we all are because of the care and love we each receive every day from the teachers, counselors and administration.