Sports Spotlight

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* ...

Katie Yoshioka

* Baldwin High School / Grade 12* GPA: 4.089 (AP English, chemistry)* SPORTS: Water polo, bowling, swimming* FAMILY: Harry and Melissa Yoshioka of Wailuku* ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Key Club, graduation committee* FUTURE PLANS: Studying chemistry at a West Coast university* SPORTS ...

Mau Loa Pacheco

* King Kekaulike High School / Grade 12* GPA: 3.0* SPORTS: Football, wrestling* FAMILY: Charlie and Ronda Pacheco of Kula* ACTIVITIES: Culinary Club, being outdoors* FUTURE PLANS: Studying fire science at Northern Arizona University* SPORTS LESSONS: "What I enjoy most about being an athlete is ...

Kaelon Wainui

* Baldwin High School / Grade 12* GPA: 3.2* SPORTS: Volleyball, football, canoe paddling* FAMILY: Taiva and Denise Wainui of Kahului* FUTURE PLANS: Studying marine science at the University of Hawaii-Hilo* SPORTS LESSONS: "What I enjoy most about being an athlete is meeting new friends. Being ...

Jasmine Cabajar

* Maui High School / Grade 12* GPA: 3.5 (AP world history, literature)* SPORTS: Golf, basketball* FAMILY: Jovie and Joseph Cabajar of Wailuku* ACTIVITIES: Maui High Interact Club, AVID Program, volunteering for Maui Marathon, Maui Oceanfront Marathon and Hyundai Tournament of Champions* FUTURE ...

Olivia Carbajal

* St. Anthony High School / Grade 12* GPA: 3.8 (AP literature and composition)* SPORTS: Soccer, softball, swimming* FAMILY: Jason and Lesley Carbajal of Wailuku* ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, band, L.I.F.E. Team, student government, Action Team Music Ministry* FUTURE PLANS: Attending ...

Keola Teruya DiMaggio

* Maui High School / Grade 12* GPA: 3.5 (AP European history)* SPORTS: Judo, wrestling* FAMILY: Christina Teruya of Kahului* ACTIVITIES: AVID, Kamehameha Scholars Program* FUTURE PLANS: Studying engineering at Oregon State University* SPORTS LESSONS: "What I enjoy most about being an athlete is ...

Noah Miller

* St. Anthony High School / Grade 11* GPA: 3.9* SPORT: Golf* FAMILY: Suzi and Paul Miller* ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, volunteering at Hale Kau Kau and the Surfrider Foundation* FUTURE PLANS: Attending college, with a major to be decided* SPORTS LESSONS: "Being an athlete has really ...

Genesis Gil

* King Kekaulike High School / Grade 12* GPA: 4.0 (AP biology, literature, statistics, Spanish, psychology)* SPORTS: Track and field, cross country* FAMILY: Marta J. Gil and Joel Gil Coca of Kula* ACTIVITIES: HOSA Club, STEM Club, student government, Spanish Club, National Honor Society* FUTURE ...

Oriana Buika

* Baldwin High School / Grade 12* GPA: 3.92 (AP European history, 2D design, English language and literature)* SPORT: Volleyball* FAMILY: Sau and James Buika of Wailuku* ACTIVITIES: Japanese Club, Robotics, church, creating art* FUTURE PLANS: Attending either California College of the Arts or ...

Isaiah Payne

* Seabury Hall / Grade 10* GPA: 3.43* SPORTS: Basketball, track and field* FAMILY: Sherwyn and Rebecca Payne of Haiku* ACTIVITIES: Cloud Watching Club, pickup basketball, coaching at basketball camps* FUTURE PLANS: Studying business at an NCAA Division I school* SPORTS LESSONS: "The thing I ...

Shaka Kalalau

* Hana High School / Grade 12* GPA: 2.8* SPORTS: Eight-player football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling* FAMILY: Stanley and Sheri Kalalau of Hana* ACTIVITIES: School safety committee, working outdoors, carpentry* FUTURE PLANS: Studying administration of justice at the University of Hawaii at ...

Ava Shipman

* Seabury Hall / Grade 11* GPA: 3.88 (AP U.S. history, English)* SPORTS: Track and field, cross country, swimming* FAMILY: Patrick and Nicole Shipman of Makawao* ACTIVITIES: Rotary Club, Art with Heart, Math Team, TEDx Youth co-organizer/director* FUTURE PLANS: Studying neuroscience in college* ...

Lia Ikeda

* Kamehameha Schools Maui / Grade 12* GPA: 3.99* SPORTS: Swimming, water polo* FAMILY: Blaine and Kathie Ikeda of Kahului* ACTIVITIES: Senior class vice president, National Honor Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters* FUTURE PLANS: Studying business administration and pre-law at UC Irvine* SPORTS ...

Meric Griffith

* King Kekaulike High School / Grade 12* GPA: 3.6 (AP calculus, psychology)* SPORTS: Tennis, swimming* FAMILY: Joseph Griffith of Haiku and Marcela Lobos of Las Palmos* ACTIVITIES: Leo Club, Book Club, Spanish Club, Math Matters tutor* FUTURE PLANS: Studying genetics or biochemistry at the ...

Harrison Ganir

* Lanai High School / Grade 12* GPA: 3.0 (English 100, Math 103, History 152, ICS 101)* SPORTS: Tennis, basketball, cross country* FAMILY: Merlito and Janet Ganir of Lanai City* ACTIVITIES: Leo Club, L Club, hunting, fishing, senior class president* FUTURE PLANS: Attending the University of ...

Precious K. Helekahi

* Hana High School / Grade 12* GPA: 3.2* SPORTS: Volleyball, basketball* FAMILY: Aileen and Arthur Helekahi Sr. of Hana* ACTIVITIES: Student government secretary* FUTURE PLANS: Studying athletic training in college* SPORTS LESSONS: "I love being able to do what I love. I love sports with all my ...

Kristine Elan

* Lanai High School / Grade 12* GPA: 2.4 (English 100, Math 103, History 152, FSHN 185)* SPORT: Basketball* FAMILY: Florence Llamelo and Efren Elan of Lanai City* ACTIVITIES: Leo Club, class vice president* FUTURE PLANS: Studying athletic training at San Diego State University* SPORTS LESSONS: ...

Jake Mateaki

* Kamehameha Schools Maui / Grade 12* GPA: 3.4 (AP statistics)* SPORTS: Soccer, tennis, track* FAMILY: Kazuko and Jared Mateaki of Makawao* ACTIVITIES: Robotics, coaching soccer* FUTURE PLANS: Studying accounting at Brigham Young University* SPORTS LESSONS: "Being an athlete has taught me that ...