Personal: Age 17; son of Soane and Michelle Tuipulotu of Lahaina; enjoys spending time with family and friends, dancing, listening to music, shopping, and photography.
At School: Senior class president, Junior Prom co-chairman, Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, Distributive Education Clubs of America president, Ka Lama yearbook staff, Kokua Krew (orientation committee), Passion for Fashion Club, after-school tutor for athletes, homecoming event class chairman, cheerleading, 2010 homecoming court, morning announcement crew, freshman class leadership team member, member of the Student Council.
Off Campus: Employed at Soul Lei in Whalers Village, Kamp Kumulani Camp facilitator, American Cancer Society Youth Relay For Life team captain, Rally for America participant, Lahaina Beach cleanup volunteer.
Tyler Etuate Tuipulotu
Beyond High School: Plans on attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa to earn an associate's degree in accounting, a bachelor's degree in travel industry management, or a bachelor's in business administration.
Who is your personal hero and why? "My personal hero is most definitely my mom, Michelle. My mom has always been my number one supporter and is my everything. My mom has always believed in me and my dreams and has supported me each and every step of the way, no matter what the situation. She always taught me, and still teaches me, how to do the right thing in order to have a successful future. She always does what is in my best interest. Without her, I would not have been able to become the successful and strong person that I am today."
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.