Age 17, daughter of Bernardo and Jovita Tadeo of Lahaina; enjoys spending time with family and friends, sleeping, laughing, making friends and singing.
* At School:
KATHRINE A. TADEO
Associated Student Body vice president, Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, Multicultural Club president, Interact (Rotary) Club, Aloha Club, Lahainaluna High School Choir; Advanced Placement calculus, English literature, government/politics; 4th- grade math tutoring.
* Off Campus:
Maria Lanakila Church Youth Ministry, American Cancer Society Relay For Life, Sacred Hearts Bazaar volunteer; employed by The Royal Lahaina Resort (intern), Barnes & Noble and Lahainaluna High School.
* Beyond High School:
I plan to go to college at the Unversity of Hawaii-Manoa and eventually transfer to a university in Washington and pursue a career as a computer hardware engineer. I would also like to travel around the world.
* Who is your personal hero and why?
"My parents, or as I call them 'mamang' and 'edding,' are my greatest heroes. Without their courage to become immigrants in a new country, I wouldn't have the opportunities I have today. I am blessed to have such a hardworking father and supportive mother who have shaped me into a strong woman. Through them, I learned the importance of life, and I can't thank them enough for all their love and motivation. They are my parents and my best friends who I can always turn to for encouragement and comfort."
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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.