Grace Maeda

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

• King Kekaulike High School / Grade 12

• GPA: 4.1 (AP studio art, English, calculus, psychology, art history)

• SPORTS: Water polo, swimming, cross country, soccer

• FAMILY: Maureen and Riki Maeda of Pukalani

• ACTIVITIES: Best Buddies, Camp Imua

• FUTURE PLANS: Studying business at a university in New York

• SPORTS LESSONS: “My favorite part about being an athlete is creating close bonds with my teammates and reaching the goals I set forth for myself. … Being an athlete has taught me how to deal with setbacks and turn those obstacles into success.”

* 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.