Age 18; daughter of Barry and Dianne Lagbas of Lahaina; enjoys playing basketball and watching professional basketball and baseball.
* At School:
President of the National Honor Society and Aloha Club, vice president of the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, associated student body treasurer, girls varsity basketball team, honor roll for four years, mathematics tutor for 4th-graders, tutors Lahainaluna borders.
* Off Campus:
Maria Lanakila Church member, volunteers at Lahaina Public Library and for Habitat for Humanity, baked pumpkin squares for senior citizens, volunteered during the primary and general elections.
* Beyond High School:
Will attend the University of Washington and plans to study bioengineering, then hopes to attend medical school.
* Who is your personal hero and why?
"I don't have just one hero. I have two. My heroes are my parents, who have raised me my whole life and helped shape me into the person I am today. My parents have always inspired me to always do my best and make sure that I keep school my priority. Both of my parents have instilled in me the importance of education, and they have been there for me every step of the way. They have taught me the value of hard work and how it will help me prosper in the future."
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.
Editor's note: This is the last Student Spotlight of the 2008-09 school year. The feature will resume in August.