* Personal: Age 17; daughter of Adelphia Moani Keala Ona Pua Emmsley; enjoys cruising at the beach with family and friends, loves entertaining the Hana community by dancing hula, loves to sing for others.
* At School: Girls volleyball, girls softball, senior class secretary, Native Hawaiian Scholars program, honor roll.
* Off Campus: Hana Dragons community slow-pitch baseball team, Maui Invasive Species Committee plant eradication volunteer.
Natasha Kaho‘olana Emmsley
* Beyond High School: Plans to attend Maui Community College ("I heard that they have the best nursing program"); might go on to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing at the University of Hawaii.
* Who is your personal hero and why?
"A hero is someone who sets a good example for someone, a person who knows what is right and what is wrong. That person is my grandma, Caroline Emmsley. My grandma has been a good influence on every one of her grandkids. She has always told me to "be strong." This saying will forever be in my life, engraved in my heart. Through her example, I have learned that no matter what happens in life, if you are strong, you will survive. My grandma was with me in my past, is with me in my present and she will, guaranteed, be with me in the future, reminding me to be strong, and I will."
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.