Personal: Age 17; son of Kenneth and Janet Ferreira of Haiku; enjoys being with family and friends, gaming, bowling, going to the movies.
At School: National Honor Society, bowling, Principal's List, valedictorian, Advanced Placement classes, Relay For Life, online college courses.
Off Campus: Eagle Scout, Boy Scout Troop 49.
Beyond High School: Short-term goal: Graduate from college with a pharmacy degree. Long-term goals: Return to Maui and open pharmaceutical business.
What do you think is the biggest problem facing youth today?
"One of the biggest obstacles facing youths today is worrying about their futures. The pressure to plan out the rest of one's adult life at such an early age can create an uncertainty about the years to come. Though moving into the future might feel like walking blindly, life will soon present itself with opportunities to grow and mature into role models for future youth. With the right guidance, we will know which path to choose when the time comes."
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.