* Personal: Age 18; son of Mary and Charles Morales of Wailuku; enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, reading and computers.
* At School: Student body president, Key Club, National Honor Society, basketball, Living in Faith Experience, student ambassador, Maui District Student Council Organization, Advanced Placement calculus, Major League Baseball/Volunteers of America Action Team.
* Off Campus: Volunteer at Public Defender's Office.
Ryan Adam Morales
* Beyond High School: Attend a university and continue education in a law school.
* Who is your personal hero and why? "My personal hero is Nelson Mandela. During the period of apartheid in South Africa, Nelson Mandela stood and fought the government with the African National Congress. He was arrested and imprisoned on charges of sedition. After his years behind bars, Mandela was released and emerged victorious in the presidential election. His experience teaches us all the importance of standing up for what is right, to never let anyone take advantage no matter how powerful the opposition may be."
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.