Age 17, daughter of Rick and Jere Shimomura of Kula; enjoys drawing and painting, cooking and having fun with family and friends
* At School:
Rhianne Akiko Shimomura
Student government president, National Honor Society and Aloha Club historian, Graduation Committee; Advanced Placement calculus, biology, English, European history.
* Off Campus:
Nalu Girlz 4-H Club reporter; Maui Girls 4-H Club junior leader and Hawaii All-State Marching Band member participating in the Rose Bowl parade.
* Beyond High School:
I would like to attend a four-year university on the West Coast to major in premed. From then, I would possibly like to pursue a career in obstetrics and gynecology.
* Who is your personal hero and why?
"My grandparents are my personal heroes. My grandpa endured many obstacles throughout his life, including fighting in the Korean War. He has always been a very hard worker and has a way of making me laugh that no one else has. My grandmother holds my family together. She has shown me what family is really all about, and that through all the hurdles there are in life, we will always be there for one another. My grandparents have been great examples of the person I would like to become. "
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.