King Kekaulike High School / Grade 12
GPA: 3.8 (AP forensic science)
SPORTS: Basketball, judo
FAMILY: Wade and Sue Hiraga of Makawao
ACTIVITIES: Leo Club, surfing, standup paddleboarding
FUTURE PLANS: Studying medical technology at the University of Hawaii Manoa
Sports Spotlight students are selected by athletic officials from Maui County high schools and these profiles are compiled by the sports department of The Maui News. The Alexander & Baldwin Foundation makes a $200 donation in honor of each student athlete to their high school's athletic fund.
SPORTS LESSONS: "Being an athlete has taught me that winning isn't everything. As long as I'm having fun on the court with all my teammates, we are the winners. I have learned to play as a team and not as one. Being an athlete has also taught me to excel in school."