Downey grad gets leadership award

WINONA LAKE, IND. - Abigail Marie Nishimoto, a Downey High School graduate, was the recipient of the Communication Student Leadership Award for the 08-09 academic year at Grace College.The award is presented annually to a communication student who demonstrated "strong academic achievement, consistently showed leadership through involvement in department and college activities, and modeled Christian communication principles both in and out of the classroom." Grace College is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college in Winona Lake, Ind. Nishimoto is the daughter of Thomas and Tamra Hocking of Downey. She is a 2006 graduate of Downey High School.

********** Published: May 29, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 6