Kaina Adolpho

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

Kaina Adolpho

• Molokai High School / Grade 12

• SPORTS: Basketball, volleyball, cross country

• FAMILY: Vesta and Carl Adolpho of Hoolehua

• ACTIVITIES: Church, Boy Scouts of America, surfing, hunting, fishing

• FUTURE PLANS: Studying civic engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

• SPORTS LESSONS: “The most enjoyable thing about being an athlete is the spirit of camaraderie and brotherhood shared among a team and teammates. … Being an athlete has taught me to work hard and persevere. Nothing in life is given, it is earned. ‘Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.’ “

* 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.