* Personal: Age 17; son of Christopher and Dawn Ribucan of Kahului; enjoys playing ukulele and guitar, writing, graphic design, playing sports, foreign language and being with family and friends.
* At School: Tech Club president, robotics team captain, judo, honor roll, Advanced Placement classes.
* Off Campus: Pomaka'i Elementary School robotics team mentor, Maui County Fair VEX Regional, Rotary Youth and Leadership Awards camp participant and assistant facilitator.
* Beyond High School: Plans to attend a university on the Mainland and pursue a career in the engineering field.
* Who is your personal hero and why?
"My personal heroes would have to be my family who have shown nothing but support for me from the day I started elementary school. With sports and other activities keeping me away from my family, I gained a greater understanding of how much of an impact they have on my life. They would always be there to make me smile or laugh and for that I cannot be more grateful. No matter what becomes of me in this life I want to ensure my parents are proud to call me their son."
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.