Inside Kekaulike: Spotlight on Joebelle Bonete

Reading about Joebelle Bonete’s involvement in the King Kekaulike community can easily make you exhausted.  This senior currently serves as King Kekaulike’s Student Body President, National Honor Society Secretary, a varsity Track and Field co-captain, the Treasurer for Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), an Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) tutor, a Maui District Student Council member, and Interact Club Sergeant-at-Arms.

Although Bonete has immersed herself in countless activities, student government has become a true passion.  She credits advisor and Student Activities Coordinator, Janina Kennedy for helping to expand and prosper her breadth of leadership skills and capabilities.  “She [Kennedy] deserves so much credit than what she bargains for in return, but that is what I love about her the most,” said Bonete.

As she looks to her future, Bonete’s plans include attending a private college on the east coast and majoring in biology.  Her athletic pursuits are also top of mind.  “I hope to continue competing in the triple jump event in the NAIA or in a Division III athletic program,” she said. Most importantly, if all goes to plan, her hopes include one day entering medical school to pursue a career as an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon).

With her passion and drive, it is very likely that we will see a Dr. Bonete in the near future.


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