Age: 17; daughter of Eric and Dominga Abe of Pukalani; enjoys learning, music, playing guitar and singing, tennis, basketball, watching the Los Angeles Lakers win, spending time with friends and family, computer-aided design programs, traveling, shopping.
* At School:
Elena Marie Abe
Honor roll, Interact Club treasurer, National Honor Society president, senior class and Associated Students of King Kekaulike officer, Maui District Science and Engineering Fair merit winner, state Science and Engineering Fair participant, varsity tennis state qualifier and letterman, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) tutor, Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) Club, Robotics Club, student mentor, Graduation Committee, boys varsity basketball team statistician.
* Off Campus:
Pukalani Baptist Church, including Youth Group and Praise Team member and Keiki Care provider, and volunteer for Maui Memorial Medical Center and March of Dimes.
* Beyond High School:
Plans to attend either a university on the West Coast to earn a bachelor's degree in engineering or biotechnology or a university where she can earn a doctor of pharmacy degree.
* Who is your personal hero and why?
In a society where the family as a solid foundation is disappearing, my parents have done an amazing job raising me. They are my heroes because they are the unshakable foundation of support, love and guidance for my sister and me. Always guiding me and leading by example, they do not expect me to be perfect, because they are not perfect, but encourage me in my daily walk with the Lord. They continually teach me that everything, both my failures and successes, are the building blocks in life that provide me with opportunities to learn and to develop my character."
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.