* Personal: Age 17; daughter of Francis and Nalani Kaaa of Wailuku; enjoys hula, volleyball, travel, reading and learning languages.
* At School: Hawaiian Ensemble, Student Government, National Honor Society, Peer Mediation, Varsity Volleyball, Headmaster's List, Principal's List, Ka'Aha o Ke Ali'i Pauahi.
* Off Campus: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka, Ka Hale a Ke Ola Homeless Resource Shelter, baby sitting.
* Beyond High School: Plans to attend Brigham Young University in Provo and study anthropology. Would like to travel the world as a National Geographic explorer and ultimately come back to Hawaii to study the Hawaiian culture. Main dream is to become a mother.
* What do you think is the biggest problem facing youth today?
"I believe one of the biggest problems youth face today is the constant use and easy access to technology. Technology, though crucial to our success in today's world, can often have an effect on our management of time, and that virtual world may become a part of our reality. Much of the information obtained through technology is not always correct and uplifting and can easily influence us. As youth we need to be able to discern the information that is correct and pono."
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.