Age 17; daughter of Bryan and Suzi Riley of Kula; enjoys shopping with her mother and friends, sewing and knitting, and kayaking.
* At School:
TIFFANY AMBER RILEY
Key Club vice president, Quilting Club president, National Honor Society vice president, Yale Book Award recipient, state science fair participant in 2009, varsity tennis, member of Math League team that won Maui title in 2008-09, Reach Out and Read, honor roll (cumulative 4.1 grade-point average), training to be a tutor for AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination).
* Off Campus:
Founder and creator of the Sunshine Project.net, which promotes and inspires the donation of handmade quilts, beanies, baby blankets and other items to charitable organizations, hospitals and homeless shelters; worked part time last school year at Paul Brown Salon.
* Beyond High School:
Attend the University of the Pacific or Stanford University in California and major in pre-pharmacy or biochemistry with the goal of obtaining a doctorate in pharmacy. Also wants to travel abroad and to compete in - and win - the "Amazing Race" television reality show with her older brother, Trevor.
* Who is your personal hero and why?
"My personal heroes include those who inspire and motivate me. Both of my parents have encouraged and supported me my whole life. Their sacrifices have helped lead me toward a path of success. My grand-parents, Don and Ann Riley, who are in their mid-80s, also have been a continual source of guidance and wisdom. Also, my two brothers, Trevor and Ryan, have been an influential part of my life. They always seem to find a way to make me laugh as we journey through life together. Without the unconditional love of my family, I would not be where I am today."
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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.