‘What is the most important quality in a friend?’

Beau Fernandez
Lawai, Self-employed

“Loyalty. You want a friend who’s going to be there for you.”


Cindy Balderson
Kalaheo, Caretaker

“Understanding. You need to be willing to understand where they’re coming from.”


Tiffany Applegate
Koloa, Waimea Canyon Student

“Honesty and trust because that’s how you build your friendship.”


Kalei Goodwin
Lihu’e, Labor

“Honesty because you want to trust your friends.”


Francisco Mandosa
Kapa’a, Retired