Age 18, daughter of Orlando M. and Elvira J. Ferrer of Kahului, enjoys spending time with family, hanging out with friends, shopping, running, watching movies and reading good books.
* At School:
AILEEN SHIELA J. FERRER
Student government, Key Club, Math League president, National Honor Society, Advanced Via Individual Determination tutor, Best Buddies associate member, AP calculus, statistics, economics and physics.
* Off Campus:
Hawaii State Secondary Student Conference planner/2008 chairperson, Maui District Student Council Organization, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, employed with dentist Ralph Kato as auxiliary dental assistant and Hale Makua Wellness Center as receptionist.
* Beyond High School:
Plans to attend the University of Southern California, majoring in biology with hopes of becoming a doctor.
* Who is your personal hero and why?
"My family plays the most inspiring role in my life. They are my personal heroes. Each one of them possesses a unique quality about themselves that I truly admire and look up to. After losing a close cousin earlier this year, I've come to realize how valuable family really is. I'd like to thank my family for being my strong support system. I'd especially like to thank my mom and dad for being my foundation and setting me up for a great future to look forward to. Without their love and positive influences, I wouldn't be where I am today. "
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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.