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Kamalani Newman - Top 10

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
I would not change my name even if I could. Hawaiian people believe that birth names often express the qualities hoped for a child and can be powerful. After much thought and talking with elders to be sure that the name was good and had a good meaning, my parents named me Kamalani which means heavenly child or beloved child of heaven. I love my name and I especially love the meaning of it.

What according to you is a true friend?
My favorite day of the week is Saturday because its the day that I am able to relax after a long week of school and cheerleading unless I have a volunteer event.

How do you handle criticism?
My favorite movie as a child was Matilda. She did not have a good upbringing and did not have any guidance from her parents, but instead of giving up she learned to read on her own, went to school and eventually discovered that she has telekinetic powers which she uses for good to help with her sufferings and to help her friends too.

When was the last time you tried something new?
Cheerleading is my passion and my favorite sport. I love cheerleading because its a good mix of tumbling, stunting and dance. It has taught me to be strong both physically and mentally and because I have been a Captain for years, it has taught me to be a great leader and motivator.