Age 17; daughter of Dolores and Dominador Buted of Kihei; enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to beach, and hula and Tahitian dancing.
* At School:
Varsity bowling, student body president, Best Buddies, Maui District Student Council Organization chairperson, Interact, Key Club, Health Occupations Students of America, Fil-Am Club.
* Off Campus:
Employee of Pacific Sunwear at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, dancer for the Manutea Halau.
* Beyond High School:
Plans to attend a four-year school on the Mainland; hopes to pursue a career in nursing and to specialize in neonatology.
* Who is your personal hero and why?
"My personal heroes are my supportive parents. As the youngest of four daughters, I've watched my older siblings go off to college one after the other. My parents both work hard, long hours to allow my sisters and me to reach our goals in life. Despite multiple hardships, whether personal or financial, not once had they discouraged any of us as we each made our own decisions for the road ahead."
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.