A Close-up look at Maui County's High School Athletes presented by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
• King Kekaulike High School / Grade 12
• GPA: 3.381
• SPORTS: Football, soccer, tennis
• FAMILY: Birlinda and Elias Akinaka of Makawao
• FUTURE PLANS: Attending Brigham Young University, Provo
• SPORTS LESSONS: “What I enjoy most about being an athlete is bettering yourself. I know it sounds cheesy, but when you look back at your season and look at where you started, you realize how far you have come as an individual and a team. It’s pretty amazing.”
* 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.