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Franco Melgar Martich

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

• King Kekaulike High School / Grade 12

• GPA: 3.5 (AP psychology)

• SPORTS: Football, soccer

• FAMILY: Mariana Martich and Darwin Melgar of Haiku

• ACTIVITIES: Boys and Girls Club volunteer

• FUTURE PLANS: Studying counseling at a West Coast college

• SPORTS LESSONS: “What I enjoy most about being an athlete is being around people and just playing the sport … Being an athlete has taught me how to be humble and how to work with others.”

* 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.