Driven by her
passion for life, this young woman from Papaikou on the Big Island is on her
, an excellent, ambitious student, was high school valedictorian and Regents Scholar on the Dean's list with a 4.0 GPA at the University of Hawaii, Hilo
sought not only academic success but athletic success, as well.She
was a junior Olympic Silver Medalist in Karate, ranked number one in two national tournaments, and holder of sixteen regional titles.Beyond all this, Malika
won the 2005 Miss Hawaii Scholarship Pageant and was named Miss Congeniality at the National Pageant.
With so much already accomplished, and having finished a year officially representing the State of Hawaii at many functions and festivities, she
looks forward to even more challenges.She
has always been a good planner, but her
options at age 24 are still open.While she no longer has a desire to study medicine, she was a pre-med student for three years before focusing on French studies.Now, she truly looks forward to being a full-time elementary French teacher in the fall at Le Jardin Academy.She
also likes to mentor children, helping them find the right direction in life.As Miss Hawaii, she worked with HUGS (Help Understanding and Group Support).She
truly believes that "the children are our future" and is a leader in the movement advocating a proactive approach to investing in "our" future through mentoring."By working together to focus on one child at a time, we can and will change society for the better." A performer and motivational speaker at schools and functions across the state and nation, she was also Official Honorary Hostess for the State of Hawaii, flying to Japan four times to promote tourism.She
looks forward to being involved in the entertainment industry after taking classes at the Academy of Film and Television
scholarship money earned through the Miss Hawaii Scholarship Program will be used to finish her
Masters degree in Speech Communications at UH Manoa and to pursue another in Marketing.
Almost any one of her
accomplishments would mark Malika
as a personality of note.Her
broad spectrum of ambitions makes her
one of Hawaii's more promising public figures, not only locally, but nationally and internationally, as well.It just couldn't happen to a nicer person.Good luck, Malika!