Maui High School / Grade 12
SPORTS: Judo, wrestling
GPA: 3.8 (AP biology, composition and litera-ture)
FAMILY: Joy and Marife Garcia of Kihei
ACTIVITIES: Interact Club, HOSA, teaching judo
FUTURE PLANS: Studying biology at Creighton University
Sports Spotlight students are selected by athletic officials from Maui County high schools and these profiles are compiled by the sports department of The Maui News. The Alexander & Baldwin Foundation makes a $200 donation in honor of each student athlete to their high school's athletic fund.
SPORTS LESSONS: "What I enjoy most about being an athlete is pushing myself past my comfort zones. By challenging myself every day, I am able to become a better judoka and student. Being an athlete has taught me leadership, communication and determination."