Age 17; son of David and Kathy Park of Wailuku; enjoys street soccer, fishing, camping, conversing with friends in Hawaiian, traveling, learning Hawaiian and world history, electronics and watching professional sports.
* At School:
National Honor Society treasurer, Na Kamahele O 'A'apueo (The Wandering Children of 'A'apueo, an outdoor-experience Hawaiian Club), Hui Paikikala (bicycle club) vice president, cross country, varsity soccer, varsity golf.
* Off Campus:
Eagle Scout and active in Boy Scout Troop 68, Maui Junior Golf Association, participated in Mentorship in Medicine Program at Maui Memorial Medical Center.
* Beyond High School:
Plans to start his college education in premedical studies with goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.
* What do you think is the biggest problem facing youth today?
"The most significant problem for adolescents today is the lack of positive experience. Students in school are confined to specific subjects and have no real-world knowledge. Schools should encourage occupational classes so that the youth can begin to develop career aspirations. If students have a variety of ideas at a young age, then they can go to high school and then expand in their areas of interest. Many times, college students find themselves confused and unclear with the fields they choose. By knowing what sparks one's interest, one can save time and money by not having to change majors."
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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.