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Matthew Hoonan

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

• King Kekaulike High School / Grade 12

• GPA: 3.8 (AP biology, psychology)

• SPORTS: Paddling

• FAMILY: Robert Hoonan of Haiku

• ACTIVITIES: College Club, Fashion Club sergeant-at-arms

• FUTURE PLANS: Attending college

• SPORTS LESSONS: “What I enjoy most about being an athlete is being part of a team and working with my good friends doing a sport that I love. … Being an athlete has taught me that teamwork and trust in my teammates is an effective strategy for success.”

* 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.