Hi I'm Keola
Music is a big part of who I am. I love to sing, dance, play the cello, play the piano, and play the clarinet. Basically, If there is music around, I'm a part of it. I also love sports. I am a part of the State swimming team, I play volleyball, and basketball. I am the oldest of three kids. For college, I either want to go to BYU Utah, or the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. I was in a professional production of "Annie" down in St. George, Utah at the Tuacahn Center for Performing Arts. In this show I played the role of "Duffy", who is one of the orphans. I am a high school sophomore and I have a 4.0 GPA. I am certified in life-guarding and First-Aid.
Why I am a Mormon
I was born into the Church so I haven't ever known anything other than the typical Mormon lifestyle. I feel that I have been sheltered somewhat from the rest of the world and I am grateful for that. If I hadn't had the time to grow up in the Gospel the way I did, I would be a totally different person than I am today. I continue to come to church so I can strengthen my testimony and be prepared when people ask me questions about the way I act or even just why I am a member of His church. If I see someone struggle, I want to help them. That is why I am a Mormon. I have recently received my Young Women's medallion for completing my Personal Progress. It was a little difficult to do, but I finally got it done. It was one of the most faith-strengthening experiences I have ever had.
How I live my faith
I live my faith through the little things I do each day. I'm not old enough to teach any church classes yet, but I am excited to help wherever I can. Whenever there is a service project in our ward, I go and do the best I can with what I am capable of. Recently, I taught the little children while the other teachers were in a workshop. I am preparing to be a missionary every day. I want everyone I meet to be as happy and excited about the gospel as I am.