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Stella Wakefield receives 2016 Andrew West Award

posted Dec 14, 2016, 1:04 PM by Haitham Shammaa   [ updated Dec 15, 2016, 8:59 PM ]
The 2016 Andrew West Award was presented to Stella Wakefield, a new Kyudoka who was selected by the master instructor of the annual International Kyudo Federation Seminar in the Americas. The Hanshi selects an individual who most exemplifies the spirit of Kyudo, solely on personal example of embodying the principles of Shin, Zen, Bi in Kyudo Life. 

Andrew West's (December 8, 1971 to August 16, 1999) mother and father funds the award.  

Former recipients: 
  • 2001 - San Jose, CA : Martin McDonald 
  • 2002 - South Carolina :
  • 2003 - South Carolina : Mattie Warlock 
  • 2004 - Indiana : 
  • 2005 - Hayward, CA : 
  • 2006 - South Carolina : 
  • 2007 - No AKR Seminar
  • 2008 - Irvine, CA : Stella  Argentina
  • 2009 - South Carolina : Santiago Laguna 
  • 2010 - No AKR Seminar
  • 2011 - Minnesota : Patrick Suen 
  • 2012 - Davis CA : Shu Ito
  • 2013 - South Carolina : Sarah Macapagal
  • 2014 - No AKR Seminar
  • 2015 - South Carolina : Erika Alejandra Castillo Licea 
  • 2016 - Minnesota : Stella Wakefield (MNKR)
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