Age 17; daughter of Mitchell Silver and Joyce Yee of Kula; enjoys traveling, running, listening to music, being with friends and family.
* At School:
Advanced Placement classes in Spanish, environmental science and statistics; four years on the varsity track and cross country teams (cross country team captain); student body vice president; Relay For Life captain; class fundraising committee; High Honors list (3.25 to 3.74 grade-point average).
* Off Campus:
Terry Fox Run; teacher assistant and assistant coach for Seabury's summer school, north shore beach cleanups.
* Beyond High School:
Would like to travel and then attend a liberal arts college on the Mainland.
* What do you think is the biggest problem facing youth today?
"Our degrading environment is the most important problem facing youth today. Climate change, water quality and availability, diminishing fossil fuels and an increasing population are all issues that youths must address in order to have a better future. We on Maui and in the USA are exceptionally privileged in so many ways, but we need to think globally. We need to consume less resources, recycle more and think about how we can help the less fortunate."
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The students in this weekly feature are selected by officials at their respective high schools. "Student Spotlight" recognizes students of good character who are involved in school or community activities such as athletics, clubs, student government and volunteer work.