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Kimiko Okumura

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor

Kimiko Okumura is an editor for The Highlander and a writer for Scot Scoop. She enjoys taking pictures and attending concerts. kimikookumura.wordpress.com

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The blood samples and donations are packed away in ice. The sample tubes will be shipped to Oakland and the blood will be shipped to a lab in Pomona. The blood is then shipped anywhere in the United States, ready for transfusion.

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The blood samples and donations are packed away in ice. The sample tubes will be shipped to Oakland and the blood will be shipped to a lab in Pomona. The blood is then shipped anywhere in the United States,...

American Red Cross workers Dan Hernandez and Chris Hollenbeck check the  blood samples that will be tested for diseases and blood type.

[Photo] Carlmont helps save lives one pint at a time

March 13, 2016

American Red Cross workers Dan Hernandez and Chris Hollenbeck check the blood samples that will be tested for diseases and blood type.

The American Red Cross provides snacks and water for the donors.  Sophomore Zade Vela grabs a snack after donating blood for the first time. My friends were doing it, and I thought it would be fun. I will definitely do it again next year, said Vela.

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The American Red Cross provides snacks and water for the donors. Sophomore Zade Vela grabs a snack after donating blood for the first time. "My friends were doing it, and I thought it would be fun. I...

While getting his blood drawn, senior Sergiy Holmer listens to music to distract himself. There was an increase of 15 donors between the first and second blood drive. Its not a huge increase, but its still something. If there are only 15 more donors, thats  45 more lives potentially saved, said Irwin.

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While getting his blood drawn, senior Sergiy Holmer listens to music to distract himself. There was an increase of 15 donors between the first and second blood drive. "It's not a huge increase, but it's...

The American Red Cross asks potential donors confidential questions to ensure that their blood is safe for transfusion.

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The American Red Cross asks potential donors confidential questions to ensure that their blood is safe for transfusion.

Senior Natalie Stainton donates blood for the first time. Stainton is one of the 75 donors who participated in the blood drive.

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Senior Natalie Stainton donates blood for the first time. Stainton is one of the 75 donors who participated in the blood drive.

This group of American Red Cross workers travel all over the Bay Area to host blood drives. Almost every day they are at a different school. High school and college students are two of their biggest demographics.

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This group of American Red Cross workers travel all over the Bay Area to host blood drives. Almost every day they are at a different school. High school and college students are two of their biggest demographics.

The ASB commission arrived at 6:30 a.m. to help the American Red Cross set up.

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The ASB commission arrived at 6:30 a.m. to help the American Red Cross set up.

Sophomore Izzy Mitchell and junior Matt Irwin help check students in before they start the donation process. For the first time, Carlmont hosted two blood drives in one school year, which allowed more students to participate. The American Red Cross requires donors to be older than 16 years old. More students were eligible for donating for the second blood drive, because more students had turned 16 years old.

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Sophomore Izzy Mitchell and junior Matt Irwin help check students in before they start the donation process. For the first time, Carlmont hosted two blood drives in one school year, which allowed more...

For everything to run smoothly, all the tubes, bags, and equipment must be organized and sterile.

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For everything to run smoothly, all the tubes, bags, and equipment must be organized and sterile.

On Thursday, March 10, the ASB Do Something Commission and Human Relations Supervisor Cailian Cumming hosted the second blood drive of the school year.

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On Thursday, March 10, the ASB "Do Something" Commission and Human Relations Supervisor Cailian Cumming hosted the second blood drive of the school year.

Senior Max Storozhenko reaches for the soccer ball as a Menlo-Atherton  defender advances towards him.

Boys varsity soccer’s Senior Night ends in loss to Menlo-Atherton

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor February 21, 2016

Emotions ran high as the Scots walked off the soccer field to hang up their blue and white jerseys. For some, it would be the last time. On Feb. 19, boys varsity soccer honored their senior players...

The six commits of 2016 proudly wear their college apparel as they celebrate with friends and family their official commitments to colleges.

Carlmont celebrates the hard work of 2016 recruits

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor February 4, 2016

Athletes verbally commit to colleges junior year or even sophomore year of high school. But on Feb. 3, athletes were able to sign their National Letter of Intent (NLI) to officially commit to the...

Lloyd reaches his arm out to the hoop from underneath the basket.

Boys varsity basketball wins in double overtime

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor January 21, 2016

  “Who wants it more?" Head coach Pat Smith’s question echoed throughout the gym amongst the squeaking sneakers on the floor and the cheering fans in the bleachers. On Jan. 20, boys...

During Thanksgiving break, many people do things they wouldnt be able to do during school. Sophomore Miya Okumura (center), finishes the San Jose Rock n’ Roll half-marathon and takes a photo with rock duo Jamestown Revival. “I ran the first nine miles, walked the rest, and afterward, I got a frappucino,” said Okumura, laughing.

[Photo] Many explore new Thanksgiving traditions

November 24, 2015

During Thanksgiving break, many people do things they wouldn't be able to do during school. Sophomore Miya Okumura (center), finishes the San Jose Rock n’ Roll half-marathon and takes a photo with rock...

Bears feed on the whale carcass, which was found in Larson Bay, AK.

Dead whales point to a bigger problem

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor August 28, 2015

More than 100 feet long and up to 200 tons, whales are complex and beautiful giants, roaming the sea as the largest, loudest animals on the planet. Whales sit at the top of the food chain and play a significant...

Meshchyshyns friends and family write heartfelt messages on the wall of the parking lot where he was stabbed.

Former Carlmont student killed at 19 years old

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor April 30, 2015

Former Carlmont student Denis Meshchyshyn, 19 years old, was killed in an altercation behind Wendy’s restaurant on April 25. According to the Belmont Police report, two friends of Meshchyshyn went...

Girls varsity soccer prepares for new season

Girls varsity soccer prepares for new season

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor December 1, 2014

 

Varsity football loses to rivalry school

Varsity football loses to rivalry school

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor November 16, 2014

Varsity volleyball adjusts to setbacks

Varsity volleyball adjusts to setbacks

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor November 1, 2014

 

Varsity football fights hard

Varsity football fights hard

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor October 20, 2014

   

Varsity football emerges victorious

Varsity football emerges victorious

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor October 13, 2014

         

After passing the ball to her teammate, senior Sam King pushes her defender away.

Varsity water polo keeps spirit high

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor October 3, 2014

   

Junior Elena Mateus jumps to block senior Lauren Tierneys hit.

Consistency is key for varsity volleyball

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor September 25, 2014

Girls varsity volleyball starts the season off strong with a victory against Woodside High School in the first league game of the season. Despite the win, the team continues to work hard to improve...

Drumline members have fun as they practice for their upcoming performances.

Drumline works to fulfill expectations

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor September 19, 2014

At every Carlmont assembly or football game, students walk in excited to see Drumline ready to entertain the audience with their choreography and upbeat music. During the start  of the 2014-2015...

100 Balls starts off with the transparent cups and 100 yellow balls.

Addicting app craze continues

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor May 18, 2014

Smartphone apps have become addicting, simple and a great time waster. Since the Flappy Bird craze has died, the app 100 Balls has taken over the number one spot in the Apple App Store. Developer Giedrius...

A Carlmont High School student plays the new app, Dont Tap the White Tile.

Don’t tap the white tile

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor May 1, 2014

A new app, Don’t Tap the White Tile, has climbed to the number one spot in top charts for Android and iOS. As the name states, the objective is to tap the black tiles as quickly as possible without...

Kelly stands at his desk in his leadership classroom.

Staying passionate in leadership

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor April 29, 2014

Carlmont's leadership teacher, Jim Kelly, was happy. After graduating college, he was working a full-time job for the City of San Mateo, with great pay. But it was not what he wanted to do for the rest...

A student plays the new addicting app, 2048.

2048 takes number one spot in app store

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor April 8, 2014

Enticing and simple, the app 2048 has shot to the number one spot in the free apps chart within the two months of being available in the Apple App store. Created by Ketchapp, 2048 is a relatively simple...

The boys varsity lacrosse team raises their sticks during a team chant.

Varsity lacrosse prepares for new season

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor March 15, 2014

With lacrosse season starting next week, Boys Varsity Lacrosse eagerly prepares for the new season. The Scots continue to work on basic lacrosse skills, such as communication, which is a key component...

 Boys Varsity Soccer runs on the field to congratulate junior Nathan Rosenthal for scoring the winning goal for Carlmont in double-overtime.

Boys soccer advances to quarterfinals

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor February 28, 2014

 As the rain poured down and the temperature continued to drop, Boys Varsity Soccer kept their minds focused on playing as a team for the first round of Central Coast Section (CCS) Playoffs. Carlmont...

Sophomore Vianka Adamovitch rushes back to her basket after stealing the ball from Woodside High School.

Lady Scots fall short

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor February 1, 2014

In a close overtime game, Girls Frosh-Soph Basketball lost by one point to Woodside High School Friday night. Woodside emerged with the lead, but freshman Megan Olazar scored two free throws, putting...

Sophomore Tyler Brandenburg attempts a lay up in the fourth quarter.

First win for Frosh-Soph Basketball

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor January 17, 2014

After a two game losing streak, the Boys Frosh-Soph Basketball team saw their first victory of the season against San Mateo High School Wednesday night. Carlmont High School opened the game with center...

Stambaugh split up the boys and had them scrimmage each other after warming up.

Soccer tryouts come to an end

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor November 22, 2013

Returning players and new players are giving 100 percent on the field for the last week of Boys Frosh-Soph Soccer team tryouts. Coach Will Stambaugh has looked at all aspects of how the boys perform and...

Goalie Sina Gomez blocks a shot from Burlingame High School.

Third time’s a charm for Lady Scots

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor October 24, 2013

Carlmont's Girls Varsity Water Polo team played Burlingame High School a third time Wednesday afternoon and emerged with an 8-3 victory. Coach Bernice O’Connor said playing Burlingame twice before today...

Hard work pays off for Lady Scots

Hard work pays off for Lady Scots

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor October 9, 2013

The intense preparation and practice of the girls varsity water polo team helped them push their way to an 8-6 victory against Sequoia High School Wednesday night. "During practice we spent time on...

Pictured right, junior Elise Dimick uses her strong arm to throw the ball over the opposing player.

Carlmont Scots lose to Castilleja Gators

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor September 26, 2013

The girls varsity water polo team played their third home game against the Castilleja Gators Wednesday night. The Lady Scots lost 9-5 to Castilleja, but still kept a positive outlook surrounding the game. At...

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