Age 18; daughter of Lester and Debbie Yokote of Wailuku; enjoys cooking, sewing, traveling, shopping, watching television.
* At School:
Student government, Living in Faith Experience (LIFE), National Honor Society, Key Club, Interact Club treasurer, Music Ministry, baseball statistician.
* Off Campus:
Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, lector at St. Anthony Church, junior volunteer at Maui Memorial Medical Center, participated in the mentorship in medicine program at Maui Memorial Medical Center.
* Beyond High School:
Plans to major in premedical studies or psychology at a college on the Mainland.
* Who is your personal hero and why?
"Although there are many heroes whom I admire, an individual I would like to emulate is Dr. Ben Carson. Dr. Carson became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. He is someone who overcame adversity, broke racial barriers and was a humanitarian who overcame seemingly impossible risks. Through his determination, perseverance and strong religious faith, Dr. Carson gave many children a second chance to live. Heroes are people who are willing to sacrifice their time and talent for the benefit of society, and Dr. Carson is one of them."
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.