Sports Spotlight

Deion Giron

Deion Giron

• Maui High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.2 (AP English literature) • SPORTS: Cross country, paddling, track and field • FAMILY: Judy and Domindor Giron of Kahului • ACTIVITIES: Hunting, diving • FUTURE PLANS: Studying engineering at the University of Hawaii-Manoa • ...

Brooke Keli‘iho‘omalu

Brooke Keli‘iho‘omalu

• Molokai High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.2 • SPORTS: Softball, basketball, volleyball • FAMILY: Kalapana and Deanna Keli‘iho‘omalu of Kaunakakai • ACTIVITIES: Rodeo, hunting, fishing • FUTURE PLANS: Studying athletic training in college • SPORTS LESSONS: “The ...

Kacy-lyn Navarro

Kacy-lyn Navarro

• Baldwin High School / Grade 12 • SPORT: Soccer, track and field, cheerleading • FAMILY: Candice Navarro of Kahului • ACTIVITIES: Bear Power Club • FUTURE PLANS: Studying psychology at a college in Colorado, Washington, Utah or Oregon • SPORTS LESSONS: “I ...

Colby Hanley Jr

Colby Hanley Jr.

• King Kekaulike High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.4 (AP statistics, psychology and physics) • SPORTS: Judo, wrestling, cross country • FAMILY: Colby and Narissa Hanley of Makawao • ACTIVITIES: Japanese Club, Chess Club, AVID Club, volunteering at St. Joseph Church, ...

Mickey Semo Jr.

Mickey Semo Jr.

* Baldwin High School / Grade 12 * GPA: 3.8 (AP European history) * SPORT: Football * FAMILY: Mike and Mitzi Semo of Wailuku * ACTIVITIES: Archery, Aloha Club, Poly Club, JROTC, Boys Scouts, ukulele, singing * FUTURE PLANS: Studying physics and engineering at West Point ...

Birlinda Mei Lin Akinaka

Birlinda Mei Lin Akinaka

* King Kekaulike High School / Grade 12 * GPA: 4.0 (AP world history, composition, literature) * SPORTS: Soccer, cross country, tennis * FAMILY: Elias and Birlinda Akinaka of Haiku * ACTIVITIES: Interact Club, Leo Club, National Honor Society, Environmental Club, Pookela Soccer Club * ...

Shianne Fontanilla

Shianne Fontanilla

* Maui High School / Grade 12 * GPA: 3.8 (AP world history, English literature and composition, European history) * SPORTS: Cross country, soccer, track and field * FAMILY: Mario Fontanilla of Wailuku and Tiffany Fontanilla of Kahului * ACTIVITIES: Health Occupations Students of ...

La‘akea Shim

La‘akea Shim

* Lahainaluna High School / Grade 11 * GPA: 3.4 * SPORT: Football * FAMILY: Haili Shim and Sue-Jun Au of Lahaina * ACTIVITIES: Raising and caring for animals, surfing, hunting, diving * SPORTS LESSONS: “What I enjoy most about being an athlete is staying fit and active. Being an ...

Caylee Tuzon

* Kamehameha Schools Maui / Grade 12* GPA: 3.88* SPORT: Volleyball* FAMILY: Dwayne and Kim Tuzon of Pukalani* ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, TUC, Peer Mediation* FUTURE PLANS: Majoring in architecture or business management in college* SPORTS LESSONS: "The thing that I enjoy most about ...

Jarred Kaipo Paranada

* Baldwin High School / Grade 12* GPA: 3.2* SPORTS: Football, track and field, basketball* FAMILY: Lynelle Paranada of Kahului* FUTURE PLANS: Studying athletic training* SPORTS LESSONS: "I enjoy working with my team to reach a common goal and pushing myself to become better every day. Being an ...

Andrew Amaral

* Kamehameha Schools Maui / Grade 12* GPA: 2.84* SPORT: Cross country, track and field* FAMILY: Darryl and Faye Amaral of Makawao* ACTIVITIES: Japanese Club, volunteering for Feed My Sheep* FUTURE PLANS: Studying computer science in college* SPORTS LESSONS: "Even though I do individual sports, ...

Precious Rawlins

* Molokai High School / Grade 12* GPA: 3.8 (honors English and math)* SPORTS: Basketball, volleyball, softball* FAMILY: Sean and Princess Kekahuna of Hoolehua* ACTIVITIES: Student council, Early College High School Program, Ka Hikina O Ka La, volunteering at Punana Leo Preschool, Ka Honua ...

Sadie Ansai

* Baldwin High School / Grade 12* GPA: 3.8* SPORT: Cheerleading* FAMILY: Tracy and Nathan Pellazar Jr. of Wailuku, Scott and Kristie Ansai of Hawaii Kai* ACTIVITIES: Bear Power Club president, senior class representative, singing, spending time with family, watching sunsets* FUTURE PLANS: ...

Jershon Kaalekahi

* Molokai High School / Grade 12* GPA: 4.1 (AP English literature)* SPORTS: Air riflery, golf, basketball, football* FAMILY: John and Kristin Kaalekahi Jr.* ACTIVITIES: Diving, hunting, fishing, reading, playing music, playing video games* FUTURE PLANS: Studying electrical engineering at ...

Bailey Honda

* Lahainaluna High School / Grade 11* GPA: 4.0* SPORTS: Football, track and field* FAMILY: Vance and Catherine Honda of Lahaina* ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Eagle Scout, flying lessons, going to the beach, being with family* FUTURE PLANS: Studying mechanical engineering at BYU-Provo* ...

Briana Yamamoto

* Maui High School / Grade 12* GPA: 4.04 (AP literature, calculus)* SPORTS: Cross country, soccer, track and field* FAMILY: Flo and Clarence Yamamoto of Kihei* ACTIVITIES: Key Club, National Honor Society, hula and Tahitian, volunteering at St. Theresa's Life Teen Program and Maui United Soccer ...

Ashley Ganer

* Lahainaluna High School / Grade 11* GPA: 3.5* SPORT: Volleyball* FAMILY: Alfred and Charmaine Ganer of Lahaina* ACTIVITIES: Aloha Club, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Young Women Program* FUTURE PLANS: Studying graphic designs at the University of Arizona* SPORTS LESSONS: "What I ...

Tyler Cooper

* Baldwin High School / Grade 12* GPA: 3.76 (AP calculus, European history, biology, English)* SPORT: Cross country* FAMILY: Jim and Shauna Cooper of Kahului* ACTIVITIES: Volunteer at Puukukui* FUTURE PLANS: Studying sports science and physical therapy in college* SPORTS LESSONS: "Being an ...

Feleti Afemui

* Maui High School / Grade 12* GPA: 4.0 (AP calculus, physics)* SPORTS: Football, basketball* FAMILY: Amelia and Penisoni Afemui of Kihei* ACTIVITIES: Interact Club, hanging out with friends and family* FUTURE PLANS: Studying secondary education in college* SPORTS LESSONS: "What I enjoy most ...

Emi Abe

* King Kekaulike High School / Grade 12* GPA: 4.1 (AP English language and composition, calculus, British literature, psychology)* SPORTS: Tennis, volleyball* FAMILY: Eric and Dominga Abe of Pukalani* ACTIVITIES: STEM Club, HOSA, Interact Club, National Honor Society, Church Youth Leadership* ...