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Friday, February 26, 2021

Lucy Jarrard, a Surfer from Nanakuli Aspiring to Compete in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Aloha Everyone,

Lucy Jarrard is 19 years old and lives in Nanakuli, Hawaii. She is an amateur surfer and is ranked amongst the top surfers in the United States for her age bracket. Lucy hopes to represent American Samoa in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. This will be the first time that surfing will be included as an Olympic event.

Lucy is trying to raise enough money to compete at the International Surfing Association's World Surfing Games in El Salvador in May 2021.  This is a qualifying event for the Olympics. After qualifying, Lucy hopes to raise enough funds to go to Japan in August 2021 for the Olympics.

Lucy currently attends Leeward community college and strives to earn BA degree to either teach on the Leeward Coast on Oahu or open up her own small business related to surfing. It is encouraging to see a young woman who is so focused and determined. She has a healthy attitude, lifestyle, and life goals.

Jeff, our younger son, is the Social Studies Department Head at Nanakuli High and Intermediate School. Lucy was a student in his class during her junior year. Jeff also knows her parents and her younger sister whom he also had as a student. Jeff, and his wife have made a monetary donation to help Lucy purchase her competitive surfboards. J.J. and I are also contributing to help Lucy advance towards her dream.

Below is a YouTube video that Lucy created:

Aloha -- Cathi