Age 17; daughter of Pamela Gordon and Richard Matthews of Makawao; enjoys swimming, surfing, relaxing, being outdoors.
* At School:
Senior class president. Headmaster's List, Cum Laude Society, Animal Aviators Animal Awareness Club, varsity swimming and cross country.
* Off Campus:
Hawaii Swimming Club member and instructor for its Learn to Swim program, Special Olympics volunteer, Hawaiian Swimming board member (athlete representative), Intercambio de Lenguas.
* Beyond High School:
Plans to attend a college on the East Coast and to compete in NCAA swimming.
* Who is your personal hero and why?
"I admire Reid Yamamoto, my club swim coach of five years, because of his timeless dedication to the sport and his swimmers. Every day he selflessly invests hours of his time to help us improve ourselves not only as swimmers but also as people. His positive outlook on life, especially during tough situations, has taught me resilience in swimming and also in the rest of my life endeavors. I admire his wisdom as a coach, which is the result of his many years on the deck. He has shown me that passionate commitment can result in ultimate self-satisfaction. Thanks, Reid."
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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.