Personal: Age 18; daughter of Marilyn Vierra and Michael Clarke of Wailuku; enjoys spending time with family and friends, church, swimming and reading.
At School: Swimming and diving, Kiwins, National Honor Society, Graduation Committee, Akamai Prep, honor roll.
Off Campus: Hawaii Swimming Club, St. Anthony Church youth group, Special Olympics volunteer, Hawaii Blood Bank donor.
Madeline Marie Clarke
Beyond High School: Would like to attend an East Coast college or university in the fall. Plans on majoring in biology or pre-med.
Who is your personal hero and why? "My personal hero is my mom. She has shown me how to be independent and determined in everything I do. I have learned how to manage my time and be responsible to follow through with any commitment that I make, regardless of size or importance. By her example, I have learned how to set goals whether in school or in the pool, to give 100 percent effort to reach those goals and to persevere until I accomplish those goals. My mom is an admirable, intelligent and diligent woman who continues to teach me invaluable characteristics and life lessons."
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