Kalina Toluta’u-’Ulunga — 2019 High Schoolers Who Will Change The World


Kalina Toluta’u-’Ulunga
Timpview HIGH School
Parents Sione & Teresa Toluta’u-’Ulunga

Kalina Toluta’u-’Ulunga brought two props to the photo shoot that aren’t often associated — softball equipment and a cello. Kalina has broad interests and a desire to excel on the field and in the concert hall.

Mini-resume 3.9 GPA, student government cultural representative, softball, philharmonic orchestra.

Motto Be your real self.

Advice for freshman Start working toward good grades in 9th grade. Plan your time wisely. You may think you’ll have time to make up grades at the end of the semester, but you don’t.

Advice for future self Anything worth achieving requires hard work.

Future plans Church mission. BYU to study sports medicine.

High school happiness Take naps and eat good food.

Guilty pleasure Watching movies and sleeping.

Most common thing parents say to you Did you do your best?

Favorite high school memory Finding out I was a cultural representative at my school.

No. 1 thing you learned in high school There is much more to life than high school.

Others describe you Honestly, I have no clue. Maybe Polynesian, friendly (hopefully), artistic and athletic.

Biggest pressure you feel Representing my name in the right way.

Best advice you’ve received Make the moment count.

Stress management Listen to music and take a nap.

Kalina, how will you change the world? I will work to make things better around me.

Greg Bennett

Greg Bennett is an editor and writer with Bennett Communications. His primary responsibilities are with Utah Valley Magazine and the company's custom publications division. He's the father of four children and has been married to his wife, Adria, for 19 years. Contact Greg at greg.utahvalley360@gmail.com.

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