An upcoming senior at Farrington High School, Jake is inspired by innovators that came before him, cultivating ambition and eclectic interests in order to inspire his peers and serve his community. In his freshman year, he participated in the A+ Program, serving as a tutor for students at Kalihi-Kai Elementary School. Jake is considered a role model among his classmates, regarded for his participation in T-shirt Theater, a program that teaches people how to "rehearse for life." They perform their repertoire in schools and for the public, helping to make ethics and life lessons more accessible to the younger generation. Jake is involved in many clubs, volunteering to help others. While he aspires to graduate from college, Jake also hopes to encourage others to value education and to pursue excellence. He is well on his way, as part of the nationally selective Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) Program.