* Personal: Age 16; daughter of Landis Kawailani and Reidle Cristy Pauole of Kaunakakai; enjoys scrapbooking, photography, journaling, cooking, singing, camping, martial arts, traveling, hanging out at the beach and having fun with friends and family.
* At School: Leadership Experience Opportunity Club president, National Honor Society secretary and treasurer, Molokai Environmental Preservation Organization, Teens Who Read Club, student council senior body treasurer, girls varsity cross country team captain, girls varsity track and field team, honor roll.
* Off Campus: Leeward Kenpo Karate, Read Out Loud Program, Health Occupations of America competition, Relay For Life team captain.
Candice Uilani Pauole
* Beyond High School: Earn a degree in nursing at a college in Hawaii or on the Mainland; then become a licensed vocational nurse or nurse practitioner.
* What do you think is the biggest problem facing youth today?
"I believe that the biggest problem facing the youths of today is not being able to take on challenges that may seem very difficult to them. Most may look at certain situations and assume that they're unable to handle the stress and pressure they might have to go against, thinking that it's too much for them and it'll never be finished on time. There is no determination or ambition, and those who choose to take the easy way out usually become the ones who suffer with bigger challenges in the future. If the young adults of my generation understood the importance of challenging themselves through life, there would be less confusion on what there is to do as adults."
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.