Age 17; daughter of Nelson and Rowena Galano of Lahaina; enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, watching TV.
* At School:
Princess Karen Galano
Secretary of the Associated Student Body, National Honor Society and Aloha Club; member of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) and Japanese Club; 4th-grade mathematics tutor; Advanced Placement classes in government/politics, calculus, English literature and biology.
* Off Campus:
American Cancer Society's Relay For Life participant, Lahaina Public Library volunteer.
* Beyond High School:
Plans to attend college in Oregon or Washington and pursue a career as a pediatric nurse. "My ultimate goal is to help heal and make others happy."
* Who is your personal hero and why?
"My personal heroes are my parents, and if it weren't for them, I wouldn't be the person that I am today. They've always been supportive in everything that I do and have helped me face any obstacles that may have come my way. To them, taking care of the family was always a first, and through them, I have learned how to be compassionate and loving. They're the hardest-working people I know, and I'm proud to call them my parents. They are my Superman and Pink Power Ranger."
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.