Many decades ago my great-great grandparents sailed across the ocean from Puerto Rico and the Philippines, inspired by a dream of a better life. A life they found in Hawaii through the Sugar Plantations. Their hardwork and sacrifices have inspired me to work hard to better myself and achieve my dreams. Through my four years at Waimea High School I have followed these inspirations, with the support of my family, my involvement in academics and athletics, and by participating in community service projects. I have been fortunate to acquire and learn the knowledge that will help me fulfill my dreams and aspirations. These experiences has allowed me to grow into the woman, I am today.