Monday, June 11, 2007

Hapas Can Win Meaningful Contests, Too

Not to imply that Apolo Anton Ohno doesn't deserve his for killing it on the dance floor, but this one has a little more importance in my book. Over the weekend, Luke Patterson took the crown of Mr. Hyphen '07, an honor awarded to Asian American men "who devote their tremendous time and effort to worthy Asian community organizations."

In a crowded field, Luke took the title by "winning the judges over with a combination of eloquence and playful gallantry." He won that spiffy crown you see to the right, as well as 500 bones for his chosen non-profit, Great Leap, a multicultural performing arts organization in Los Angeles for whom he works as Administrative Coordinator.

Way to represent for H-nation, Luke.



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