A Close-up look at Maui County's High School Athletes presented by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
• Hana High School / Grade 12
• GPA: 3.5
• SPORTS: Volleyball, softball
• FAMILY: Tracy Gonsalves and Melody Cosma-Gonsalves of Hana
• ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, St. Mary Catholic Parish
• FUTURE PLANS: Studying early childhood education and Hawaiian studies at the University of Hawaii Maui College
• SPORTS LESSONS: “Being an athlete has taught me to accept failure. By failing, I was able to learn from that to make myself better than before. It has taught me to be strong mentally and physically, and through that, anything is possible, but only with a strong and positive mindset.”
* 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.