Personal: Age 17; daughter of Laurna and Michael Malkovich of Kula; enjoys photography, reading, jewelry making, acting, body painting, spending time with family and friends and laughing.
At School: Interact Club, Spanish tutor, Acting Club, Cum Laude Society, Headmaster's List.
Off Campus: Camp Imua volunteer, Relay For Life participant, Worldquest Academic Competition, Maui Photo Festival and workshops student scholar.
Beyond High School: Plans on attending college and majoring in business administration or entrepreneurship. Hopes to eventually return to Maui and start a business.
Who is your personal hero and why? "My younger sister is my best friend, confidant and hero. She approaches life with so much enthusiasm that it is impossible to refrain from smiling in her presence. She always plays her hardest and tries her best, never getting discouraged when things do not go as planned. My sister is the sweetest person I have ever met. Her unwavering sincerity makes me strive to set a good example. She has taught me how to be strong and how to genuinely enjoy life. Sumer forces me to be everything that I am, and inspires me to be everything I'm not."
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.