* Personal: Age 17; daughter of Kevin and Lori Okuhata of Pukalani; enjoys dancing hula, spending time with family, friends and hula sisters, going to the beach, shopping, crafts, music, TV, eating, reading and planning events.
* At School: Associated Students of King Kekaulike president, National Honor Society vice president of logistics, Leo Club vice president, Japanese Club vice president, Maui District Student Council Organization secretary, Secondary Student Conference delegate, School Community Council student representative, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) tutor, Student Senate, Advanced Placement classes, honor roll, tennis.
* Off Campus: Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka, Focus Maui Nui Youth Alliance member, Pukalani Elementary School Math Matters team tutor, employee at Sun Flare Maui, Relay for Life volunteer, Maui Marathon volunteer, Day of Hope Marathon volunteer, Salvation Army bell-ringing volunteer, assists teachers at Pukalani Elementary, prepared gifts for Central Maui Hawaiian Civic Club convention, volunteer hula instructor for Kamehameha Schools Maui Ka Lei O Ka Lanakila.
Brytne Kimie Okuhata
* Beyond High School: Aspires to attend Stanford University to major in environmental engineering, with an aim to earn a master's degree and return home to Maui. "I hope I am able to use all of my skills as a leader to make a difference in Hawaii."
* Who is your personal hero and why? "My personal hero is my sister, Kaelyn. Her lively spirit inspires me to live life to the fullest. My intense 'career-oriented' drive sometimes hinders me from making time for myself to enjoy and appreciate all that life has to offer. Kaelyn focuses on the positive in every person and situation, and doesn't allow little things to bother her. I admire her enthusiasm for life, and her drive to become an accomplished young woman. She continues to amaze me as I watch her grow as a leader, eager to take on and learn from new challenges, while having fun at the same time. "
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.