My name is Tim Chang. I am a junior, and will be graduating in the year 2017. I love playing the guitar, as well as exploring with friends. There is a slight hint of a daredevil within me, which means that I love doing things outdoors that get my heart racing. One of my favorite leadership quotes, said by Arnold H. Glasow, is, "A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit". I want to cultivate a sense of servanthood and put others before myself.
My name is Tarah Driver and I’m a current senior at Iolani School. I plan to pursue a double major in Civil Engineering and French Language with the hopes of one day becoming an architect. Along with other members of the Center for Tomorrow's Leaders class of 2016, we will be working on an initiative with the Joyful Heart Foundation and the Hawaii Says No More campaign to educate high school students about the dangers and prevalence of domestic violence, sexual assault, and relationship abuse. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, photography, and light discussions with friends and teachers about philosophy.
My name is Mahealani Daniels, and as a member of La Pietra’s class of 2017, I thrive through my participation in springboard diving, science olympiad, and the delegate and peer leader programs. I am a vibrant contributor to my community through my participation in the National Honors Society, LEO Club, and the Interact Club. I love being a thoughtful and compassionate leader in this wonderful program, Center For Tomorrow’s Leaders.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead
My name is Kristyn Hamasaki and I’m currently a Punahou junior. I have always had a passion for learning. Whether it's taking AP chemistry or reading the New York Times daily, I strive to gain as much knowledge as possible, which is what led me to partake in the CTL Fellows program. As a fellow, I have learned invaluable leadership skills necessary to put my passion of mental health awareness to good use and make a difference in the community.
My name is Hi’ilani Hopkins and I am currently a junior at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama and swim on the school's team as well as for the Kamehameha Swim Club. Balancing school, swimming, and other extra curricular activities has taught me how to manage my time so I can work effectively and efficiently. I was awarded the "Scholar Athlete" award from Kamehameha for my freshman and sophomore years, and will continue to strive to better myself as a person, student, leader, and athlete.
"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." -Steve Jobs
My name is Rohan Jha, and my passion is building a STEM future. I'm currently a senior at Roosevelt, where I've participated in Science Fair, Scientific Lab Research, HOSA, Science Olympiad, Queens Volunteering as well as different varsity sports. I'm excited to build our project, Stem Roots, because it helps STEM impact many more lives, just as it as embraced my life. I'll be attending Harvard University next year, where I hope to major in Biomedical Engineering, as well as help coordinate the continued development of Stem Roots.
In my progression as a leader, I've found a quote by a former high school principal inspiring: "What can we do today for a better future tomorrow?"
My name is Flora Ky, a senior at Roosevelt High School. My likes include Key Club, music, and friends and my dislikes include, well, I don't really 'dislike' anything. I am a huge introvert but being more reserved is where I find bliss which is where leadership comes in. I find that leadership is such an empowering aspect in my life and as a part of many different leadership organizations, like Student Government and Center for Tomorrow's Leaders, I am constantly stepping out of my comfort zone in achieving opportunities that will allow me to learn as much I will be able to grow.
My name is Joshua Luna, a senior at Christian Academy. Iplan to pursue a double major in Business and Economics with the hopes of one day becoming a business financial advisor/consultant. Partnering with other members of the Center for Tomorrow's Leaders class of 2016, I will be working with the Joyful Heart Foundation and the Hawaii Says No More campaign to educate high school students about the dangers of domestic violence, sexual and relationship abuse in their schools. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, watching Netflix, and composing my own songs with my guitar.
My name is Rinell Marin and I am part of the graduating fellows class 2015-2016, I currently attend McKinley High School as a Senior. Through all my trials and experiences of Leadership I would like to accomplish on helping others and becoming a Leader of this world we live in. I would also want to make a positive change in today's society.
"I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it." - Walt Disney
My name is Joshrick Sablan, and I am currently a senior at Damien Memorial School. At Damien, I am President of the Key Club, Students for Life Club, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, and Editor-in-Chief for Damien’s literary magazine, Ke Ali’i. Being a Fellow at the Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders and co-founder of Speak Life Hawaii, I have experienced an immeasurable amount of personal and leadership growth. I am confident in my leadership skills and hope to one day, share the gifts that were so graciously given to me through the Center for Tomorrows Leaders, by inspiring and developing leaders within the people that I will encounter throughout my life.
“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” - Douglas McArthur
My name is Kelly Zheng of McKinley High School's class of 2016. Some of my accomplishments include: placing third in Duo Interpretation in a state forensics tournament and placing 12th at the Junior Varsity East Cross Country Championships.
This quote by John A. Shedds explains my personal challenge that has made me who I am today: "A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."