Being able to come in 2nd overall in my very first football camp and winning the MidCities PeeWee Super Bowl that same year at the age of 8 was one of the greatest moments I've ever experienced. It not only solidified my love for football but also instilled a spirit of excellence, having an undefeated first season.
Although I've enjoyed much success in life so far, it hasn't come without challenges. The biggest obstacle I've had to face is having moved from Texas to Hawaii at a prime age when my football skills were developing. I moved from team to team, position to position, city to city. Finally, with much prayer and discussion with my parents, I am excited to be refining my skills as a wide receiver/safety with a school that pursues excellence and character, academically and athletically. My goal is to lead by example and utilize the skills and experience I've gained to add value to our team.
My champion mentality spills over to all areas of my life. Excelling in my schoolwork will always remain a top priority. Also, I am an active part of my church, helping with the children's ministry and the setup/breakdown team. Community outreaches and events are things I regularly participate in throughout the year with my church, too. I am also a proud member of the award-winning men's hula halau (hula dance team) Kawai'ulaokalā. We placed in the top three at the Merrie Monarch Festival (Olympics of hula competitions) in 2019, and I also traveled with the team on a Japan tour featuring top Hawaii performers that same summer.
My goal is to play football at the collegiate level, where I can contribute to a team with the same winning spirit I possess while pursuing a degree in Architectural or Civil Engineering. With the solid foundation my parents have helped me to build, I am confident that I can be a valuable member of a team that overcomes adversity and strives to be the best.