Diego DePonte

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

• Molokai High School / Grade 12

• GPA: 3.6 (AP chemistry)

• SPORTS: Judo, wrestling, cross country

• FAMILY: Nohea and Douglas DePonte of Hoolehua

• ACTIVITIES: Multi-Cultural Club, Pacific Asian Affairs Council club, LEO Club, MEPO Club

• FUTURE PLANS: Studying health services at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

• SPORTS LESSONS: “Being an athlete gives me motivation to become someone better than myself. It also gives me the opportunity to keep myself organized and to stay active during and beyond school.”

* 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.