* Personal: Age 17; daughter of Medard and Leila Agcaoili of Lanai City; enjoys beauty and fashion, design, cooking and baking, staying active, spending time outdoors, the beach, spending time with family and volunteering in the community.
* At School: Student government, senior class president 2009-13, softball 2009-10, wrestling 2010-12, cross country 2010-13, honor roll 2009-13.
* Off Campus: Hawaii Meth Project Teen Advisory Council representative for Lanai 2012-13, volunteered at Tri Lanai, Lanai Art Center, book fair. Advocate for prevention of domestic violence.
Melissa Ann M. Agcaoili
Beyond High School: Short-term goal is to graduate from Lanai High School and attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Long-term goal is to become a reknowned registered nurse in Hawaii.
* Who is your personal hero and why?
"A personal hero I have in my life would be my wonderful mom, Leila M. Agcaoili. Not only is she my mom but a friend I can talk to about everything. Ever since I can remember, she has always put the needs of her family first and never failed to keep us together. She has worked hard every day of her life and never complains about it. Now that I am older, I realize where I inherited a soft side in my personality. My mother is one of the most compassionate people I know. When people are feeling pain, she feels for them and does anything she can to help. She has also taught me the importance of always being humble and thankful in life. When I have my own family one day, I wish to be a mom just like her. I love you, mom! "
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.