Makani has a 4.00 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is an active leader in the Pacific Islander Club and School Leadership. In addition, Makani is a two sport athlete. His junior year in track & field, Makani placed 2nd at the conference championships and 10th at the state championships in the discus. In his junior year in football, Makani was selected to First Team All-Southwest Conference and Honorable Mention All-State.