Personal: Age 17; daughter of John and Rochelle Borden, of Hoolehua, Molokai; enjoys planning school activities, baby-sitting, going to the beach, spending time with family and friends, meeting new people and paddling.
At School: Leadership Experience Opportunity (LEO) Club, Molokai Environmental Preservation Organization, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Homecoming chairwoman, softball, paddling.
Off Campus: Church cleanups and canned food drives.
Beyond High School: Plans to attend University of Hawaii Maui College on Molokai, then transfer to a university or another community college and earn a bachelor's degree in nursing. Would like to later return to Molokai and work at home.
What do you think is the biggest problem facing youth today? "I think the biggest problem that youth face today is peer pressure. Other people may have a different opinion and say drugs or alcohol, but it takes peer pressure to have a teen become addicted to it. It all starts with peer pressure. It takes peer pressure to have a kid light up a joint, it takes peer pressure to have a girl dress a certain way to fit in, it also takes peer pressure to have a youth change how they act and carry themselves just so they can hang out with a certain group. All it takes is peer pressure to see your child change in the blink of an eye."
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.