St. Louis School graduate Koali'i Ladao of Waialua enjoys hands on projects from welding to building robots and is engineering a world of difference.
This future mechanical engineer is also this year's Big Brother of the year on Oahu for Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
After graduating from Northern Arizona University, Koalii envisions coming back to Hawaii and help engineer solutions for the Aloha State's traffic issues.
Jennifer Robbins shares Koali'i Ladao's amazing story from Waialua.
If you know of a "HI Achiever," make sure to nominate him or her by clicking HERE. Your exceptional student may be recognized on Sunrise along with receiving a cash prize of $200 and LEAP Financial training from Hawaii USA, Federal Credit Union.
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