Colleen Sakuma

A Close-up look at Maui County's High School Athletes presented by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.

Colleen Sakuma

• Lanai High School / Grade 12

• GPA: 3.741 (AP computer science; ENG 100, PSY 100, FSN 185, ICS 101, ART 101)

• SPORTS: Cross country, cheerleading, tennis

• FAMILY: Warren and Carmelita Sakuma of Lanai City

• ACTIVITIES: Leo Club, L-Club, piano, church

• FUTURE PLANS: Studying forensic science at a four-year university

• SPORTS LESSONS: “Being an athlete has taught me that even though you’re the last one crossing the finish line, it’s okay, the sport is still worth joining. Just because you’re not the best doesn’t mean you’re not important to the team or sport.”

* 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.