* Personal: Age 17, son of William and Lourdes Garcia, of Kihei; enjoys spending time with family and friends, surfing, paddling, supporting
local businesses, watching action movies, talking story with grandma, eating Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice and traveling "when I can."
* At School: Chairman of Water for India Project; member of Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, Interact and Video clubs and student government; president of the National Honor Society; officer in Health Occupations of America; on the wrestling and judo teams and the school honor roll; taking Advanced Placement classes; Junior Prom king.
Jamal William N. Garcia
* Off Campus: Member of the Wailea Canoe Club and St. Theresa youth ministry; Maui Arts & Cultural Center junior volunteer; and Maui Memorial Medical Center emergency room and Hale Kau Kau volunteer.
* Beyond High School: Would like to attend college to study the sciences, pursue a medical career and travel around the world.
* Who is your personal hero and why? "As an only child, I have never been spoiled with materialistic things, but I have been spoiled with love and affection from my parents. They have sacrificed so much for me and are constantly working hard to provide for our family. Whenever I need someone to talk to, they are always there to listen. No matter how hard my school life gets, my parents are always there to motivate me to keep moving forward. I hope to gain the same strength that they have gained throughout their lives. This is why my mother and father are my personal heroes."
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.