Evan Essner

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

• St. Anthony High School / Grade 12

• GPA: 3.5

• SPORTS: Baseball, basketball, tennis

• FAMILY: Elizabeth Augustine and Michael Essner of Wailuku

• ACTIVITIES: Student government, jazz band, marching band

• FUTURE PLANS: Studying business marketing at Menlo College

• SPORTS LESSONS: “Being an athlete has taught me team work, patience, mental toughness and how to be a leader. … But most importantly, it has taught me that everybody has their strengths and weaknesses, and as a team we pick each other up instead of setting each other up to fail.”

* 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.