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Student Spotlight

February 14, 2008
The Maui News
Joel Bumanglag

Lahainaluna High School Grade 12

• Personal: Age 17; son of Venancio and Josefina Bumanglag of Lahaina; enjoys playing volleyball, cruising with friends, running, Photoshop and photography, traveling.

• At School: Hawaii State Student Council Maui District representative, Associated Student Body Senate chairman, Homecoming Committee, Passion for Fashion treasurer, Aloha Club, Interact, Club Med, yearbook staff, Kokua Krew, morning announcements, girls varsity volleyball manager, boys volleyball, after-school tutoring, Habitat for Humanity, National Association of Student Councils Conference, state Student Leadership Workshop, Lahainaluna High School Foundation Grant Committee student member, School Community Council student representative, American Cancer Society Youth Relay For Life, Maui Marathon volunteer, Rally for America.

• Off Campus: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

• Beyond High School: Plans to study nursing at a four-year college on the West Coast; wants to work in Hawaii as a neonatal nurse.

• What do you think is the biggest problem facing youth today?

“I believe the biggest problem facing youth today is the influence of drugs and alcohol. Drug and alcohol use can negatively affect a student’s school performance. Youths are more susceptible to peer pressure. They tend to follow the crowd and usually end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Schools should incorporate programs that relate to preventing the use of alcohol and drugs. With this program in mind, students will learn more concerning the effects toward their health.”

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Joel Bumanglag

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The students in this weekly feature are selected by officials at their respective high schools. “Student Spotlight” recognizes students of good character who are involved in school or community activities such as athletics, clubs, student government and volunteer work.



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