Personal: Age 17; daughter of Ron and Laureen Borge of Kahului; enjoys gardening, stargazing, bird-watching, hiking, collecting shells, writing, singing, exploring and experiencing new things.
At School: Cafeteria cashier, counselor center assistant, chorus alto member, Travel Club treasurer, Tree Huggers Club founder and president, Executive Student Council vice president, History Day competition winner, Rachel Carson book award winner, softball, Na Hoku Awards, Principal's List, 2009 Junior Varsity Soccer Scholar, 2009 Varsity Softball Scholar, 2009 Hawaii Secondary Student Conference delegate, 2010 Academy of Hospitality and Tourism student leader for Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm project.
Off Campus: Maui Hotel & Lodging Association kupuna dinner, Grand Wailea Easter Carnival, book drive.
Beyond High School: Get accepted into a university and pursue a bachelor's degree in tourism or environmental studies. Would like to open a business in the future.
Who is your personal hero and why? "My superhero is my father. He was always there for me and gave the best advice. He encouraged me and supported me even if my dreams seemed unrealistic. He taught me to believe in myself, to be strong. He would remind that I am special and am a somebody. . . . My sidekick is my mother. She's my partner for everything, my best friend; I can count on her. She's beside me during the good and the bad. I am blessed to have them and the rest of my family. . . . I am glad to be who I am today because of them. My goal in life is to always make them proud."
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.