Sports Spotlight

Jack Almeida

Jack Almeida

• Seabury Hall / Grade 11 • GPA: 3.65 • SPORTS: Football, baseball, basketball • FAMILY: Darrin and Lisa Almeida of Wailuku • ACTIVITIES: Junior class president, Rotary Youth Leadership, Boy Scouts • FUTURE PLANS: Studying economics in college • SPORTS LESSONS: “What ...

Kaitlin Smith

Kaitlin Smith

• Baldwin High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.88 (AP English) • SPORTS: Track and field, soccer • FAMILY: Deborah Smith of Wailuku • ACTIVITIES: FCA Club, student training • FUTURE PLANS: Studying kinesiology and athletic training in college • SPORTS LESSONS: “Being an ...

Sadie Schilling

Sadie Schilling

• Lanai High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.2 (Biology 100, History 152, English 100) • SPORTS: Softball, volleyball • FAMILY: Chantell and Gordon Schilling Jr. of Lanai City • ACTIVITIES: Leo Club, L-Club, Lanai Rainbow Pharmacy volunteer intern • FUTURE PLANS: Studying ...

Mosese Felemi

Mosese Felemi

• Lahainaluna High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.1 • SPORTS: Football, track and field • FAMILY: Tuifio Felemi of Lahaina • ACTIVITIES: Attending church • FUTURE PLANS: Studying art, science and math in college • SPORTS LESSONS: “What I enjoy most about being an athlete ...

Leonard Valdez

Leonard Valdez

• Lanai High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.3 (AP computer science) • SPORTS: Volleyball, basketball, cross country • FAMILY: Leopoldo and Heydemeida Valdez of Lanai City • ACTIVITIES: L-Club, Leo Club, Student Council, ASLH student body president, church choir • FUTURE PLANS: ...

Mihana Ho

Mihana Ho

• Lahainaluna High School / Grade 11 • GPA: 3.9 (AP world history) • SPORT: Soccer • FAMILY: Keahi and Kaeli Ho of Lahaina • ACTIVITIES: Interact Club, drawing, painting • FUTURE PLANS: Undecided • SPORTS LESSONS: “Being an athlete has taught me to persevere through ...

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Chelsey Chaves

• Maui High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.8 (AP world history, English 100) • SPORTS: Wrestling, judo • FAMILY: Craig and Mary Ann Chaves of Kahului • ACTIVITIES: Health Occupations Students of America, National Honor Society, Best Buddies, Athletic Club, HHSAA Student Advisory ...

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Edel Mark Alvarez

• Molokai High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.929 (AP calculus, biology) • SPORTS: Basketball, track and field • FAMILY: Edgar and Eloisa Alvarez of Kualapuu • ACTIVITIES: Leadership, Equality, Opportunity Club; Multiculture Club; Health Occupations Students of America • ...

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 ...