Taishiro Okazaki - MHS

Taishiro Okazaki
Memorial High School
College/School: The University of Colorado
Career Goal: Mechanical Engineer


Taishiro was a member of Memorial High’s varsity track team, theater and National Honor Society. He holds a black belt in Karate. Taishiro has traveled and worked abroad, serving impoverished communities and making a difference in the lives of others.

As a top student, Taishiro thinks critically and he often asks “Why?” Mrs. Shelley, who works in the English Department, says, “Taishiro wants to fully understand concepts, and he is relentless in his pursuit of mastery.”

He has a deep appreciation for nature and is concerned about our planet being destroyed for the sake of profit and industry. He says, “While sitting on the summit of Mt. Shasta, I realized that the environment is something that must be protected for future generations and, in order to do this, I would have to become an engineer. My dream is not to become a typical engineer, but a pioneer, a leader of innovation and environmentalism that will help preserve the great beauty of this land for future generations.”

He will attend the University of Colorado, where he plans to study mechanical engineering.

2013 Roy Brown Scholarship Winner
Roy Brown, a former SBISD Grants Dept. staff member, was a big- hearted man who truly loved kids and learning. He was always on fire and excited about the latest book he was reading, and he sought creative ways to ignite that same passion for learning in all students. Roy’s ideas and the effort he gave to the SBISD Grants Dept. continue to impact the lives of hundreds of young people as they enjoy the enrichment and safety of the district’s 10 ACE Afterschool Programs.

Roy’s enthusiasm, his fine character, and his love for the students he served and the employees he managed, continue to inspire those who were touched by this compassionate man who always had a twinkle in his eyes!

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