* Personal: Age 17; daughter of David J. and Maryanne Moe of Kihei; enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, dancing, listening to music, playing on the computer, traveling.
* At School: Student body representative, Key Club president, Maui District Student Council vice president, MLB Players Trust/Volunteers of America action team captain, Interact treasurer, National Honor Society, honor roll, varsity paddling team, Advanced Placement classes, member of National Society of High School Scholars and the United States Achievement Academy.
* Off Campus: Dances for Halau Ke'alaokamaile, Hawaiian language classes, Kihei Canoe Club, attendee at Lead America's Leadership University.
Michela Ann Moe
* Beyond High School: Attend a college on the Mainland and receive a bachelor's degree in education, communication or sociology. Plans to go to graduate school and receive a master's or doctoral degree in education administration.
* What would you do to improve education in Hawaii?
"I think the best way to go about improving Hawaii's education is to improve our literacy rate. This should start at a very young age and be encouraged at home. This could be accomplished in many ways. One idea is to develop a program where high school students read to preschool and kindergarten children. The children will be inspired, which will help them develop a better awareness of reading, writing and comprehension. I also think that elementary English curriculum should be more focused on grammar skills and reading abilities. An elementary English curriculum should prepare students for high school and the future, and I look forward to being a part of that process."
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.