Kapono Hoopii

• Baldwin High School / Grade 12

• GPA: 3.8

• SPORT: Soccer

• FAMILY: Kalani Hoopii of Wailuku and Shari Lee of Kula

• ACTIVITIES: Diving, hunting

• FUTURE PLANS: Studying wildlife or fire management at Oregon State University

• SPORTS LESSONS: “I enjoy being an athlete because it gives me the opportunity to meet new people and always compete at a high level. … Being an athlete taught me to be a leader, responsibility and to never give up. It taught me to push through adversity and lead your team with all you can give.”

* 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.