* Personal: Age 17; son of Alexandria Iwalani Smith of Hana; enjoys working on cars, hunting, fishing and sports.
* At School: National Honor Society, football, air riflery, soccer, canoe paddling, judo, cross country, Relay for Life, honor roll.
* Off Campus: Canoe paddling.
Robert Leigh Smith
* Beyond High School: Plans to attend Universal Technical Institute in Arizona and study automotive technology. Would like to work for a company on Maui and do side jobs for family and friends.
* What is the biggest problem facing youth today?
"I think there are a lot of problems facing youth today, but a big one I notice is their lack of accountability to their own responsibilities - especially at school. For example, if they get a bad grade, they are taught (by the general public) that it is not their fault but rather the fault of the teacher - like it's a bad teacher who doesn't know what he or she is doing. But in reality, it's the student not putting the effort out. So, by the students not holding themselves accountable, they are becoming lazier and lazier, and eventually they're unable to do the work. School is supposed to prepare students for life, but in life if you don't hold yourself accountable, someone else will always be telling you what to do. And if you don't do it, you'll get fired."
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.