Malogaifo (Malo) Maoemai, senior at Mt. Tahoma High School, was one of two students who spoke at the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s Fund For Women and Girls Luncheon on March 8, 2012. She was introduced by Steve Maxwell, Key Bank President. Malo spoke about her transformation from being very disengaged in school a couple of years ago to now being actively involved in Mt. Tahoma’s “Powerful Youth Leaders of Today” (PYLT) program. Through Communities In Schools Site Coordinator Marty Dreher, she was introduced to PYLT and began working on community service projects. This change empowered her to be successful in school. Malo (left in photo below) is now on track to graduate with her class and plans on attending Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.