By Cameron Enomoto | Staff Writer

Niccalis Cruz is a 19 year-old student who is in his second year at Kapiʻolani Community College. He is originally from Lebanon, Missouri and has also lived in Washington state before moving to Oʻahu. Cruz is currently majoring in Liberal Arts, though he plans to pursue physical therapy in the future.

“Physical therapy was something I chose because it’s part of my nature to help people,” said Cruz. “I’ve always considered myself to be an active person which I’ve felt like I would have no problem in that field.” After completing his Associate’s Degree, he plans to transfer to a 4-year college to continue his education.

During his free time, Cruz enjoys playing video games, drawing, painting, reading, and running. When he was in middle and high school, Cruz participated in track and field. Additionally, he plans to relearn playing the trumpet and pick up guitar.