Age 17; daughter of Stephen and Geri Onaga of Wailuku; enjoys drawing, painting, art history, music.
* At School:
Art Club president, National Honor Society, Principal's and Headmaster's academic honors lists.
Ke'ena Kuakahi Art Studio & School; Every Day Light mosaic at Kalama Park; mural at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, in association with Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society.
*Beyond High School:
Obtain a general education in college, then go on to art school.
*What do you think is the biggest problem facing youth today?
"I think that the greatest problem facing youth today is the obsession with media and how it influences us. Although technology and the media are important to our generation, we're pressured by it every day. The youths struggle to maintain an ideal image portrayed in the media, which oftentimes conflicts with personal morals and beliefs. Most youths can be so impressionable when it comes to misleading advertisements, TV shows and movies. Overall, it is a problem because we stray away from who we really are in order to become who we think we are supposed to be."
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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.