* Personal: Age 17; daughter of Christopher and Robin Chang of Wailuku, and Wendell and Sally Inamasu of Kihei; enjoys politics, reading, hiking, baking and traveling.
* At School: Student Council president, National Honor Society treasurer, SCHWA media treasurer, Maui District Student Council Organization representative, U.S. Senate Youth Program semifinalist, Graduation Committee, honor roll, School Community Council.
* Off Campus: Wailuku Hongwanji Mission organist, Abercrombie for Governor volunteer.
Kaitlin Tsuruko Inamasu
* Beyond High School: Plans to attend George Washington University to major in political communication and attend law school. Wants to live in Washington, D.C., and work as a congressional staffer.
* Who is your personal hero and why? "My personal hero is my grandmother, Janet Inamasu. Through example, grandma has taught me generosity, kindness and how to make the best cucumber kim chee. She has supported all my decisions and has stuck with me through thick and thin. Her strong Buddhist faith has strengthened my own. Even on her worst day, grandma always has time for a hug and to listen to my latest escapades. When I grow up and have grandchildren of my own, I hope to be half of the role model that she has been to me."
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.