* Personal: Age 17; son of Steve and Diane Grogan of Kula; enjoys playing music, engineering, working on computers.
* At School: Treasurer of the Christian and Jam clubs; member of National Honor Society, Tri-M, Marching, Symphonic and Jazz bands; member of Leo and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) clubs.
* Off Campus: Member of the Hawaii All-State Marching Band, Waipuna Chapel Music Team and Youth Group, Grace Church Youth Group and band More Than A Theory and Unashamed Youth Group.
* Beyond High School: He plans to go to college on the Mainland, most likely the University of Florida, to pursue a degree in chemical engineering. He also has his sights on earning a master's degree.
* What do you think is the biggest problem facing youth today? "I think the biggest problem facing youths today is that they are inundated with instantly accessible information. Many students become distracted by constant Facebook updates and contact with peers. Students have a harder time concentrating on work when it is so easy to read the latest gossip. This information also makes sharing answers or whole papers much easier, making academic dishonesty much more likely. It also takes all the work out of researching, since one Google search can provide all the sources needed. We have become a generation not only proficient on the Internet but also entirely dependent on it."
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.