72 Years Later, McKinley High Student Interned in WWII Gets Diploma

Mar 26, 2015

Credit Ned Sato
Sarah Okada Sato (bottom row, third from left) in her McKinley High School yearbook
Credit DOE

A Hawai‘i woman should have graduated from McKinley High School in the spring of 1943. But Sarah Okada Sato’s studies were put on hold when she and her family were forced to relocate to an internment camp on the mainland. This year, the state’s Department of Education sent Sato an honorary diploma, more than seven decades later. HPR’s Molly Solomon has her story.