JR-TEEN AMERICAN SCHOLAR 2021
Chelsea Masaki was born in Honolulu and currently attends Mililani High School. Although she has lived on Oahu her entire life, Chelsea enjoys traveling to foreign countries and mainland United States with her family. To date, Chelsea has visited 16 countries and 28 states.
During her free time, she enjoys reading manga, watching anime, going to the beach, singing, and dancing Tahitian.
Chelsea and her family are advocates for anti-ocean pollution. For the past few years, her family, in partnership with 808 Cleanups, a non-profit group supporting and empowering communities to restore the Islands of Hawaii, have participated in numerous beach, stream, and park cleanups. Such volunteer efforts have earned Chelsea theprestigiousPrudential SpiritofCommunity State Honoree Award in 2019, which is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.
Chelsea and her brother, Hunter, are proud to be recognized as the first B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii Kids and have both received four Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Awards. The Masakifamily enjoys giving back to the community, donating and volunteering when they can, and in the process, spending quality time as a family.