Shaw is seriously, amazingly adorable. He asked me to the Christmas dance, but someone else had already asked me, so I have to go with the first one. But there's always Spring Fling...

–Ella talking about Shaw Akers, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

Ella Martinez telling Max how adorable Shaw Akers is

Ella Martinez talking about Akers in Maximum Ride: The Manga (5)

In Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, Max, while talking to Ella, was asked if Fang is her boyfriend. She said no, and Ella then said that he's adorable, though not as cute as Shaw Akers, a student in her class.

After this book, Akers was not mentioned again. Shaw probably is not important at all. Also, the pic and stuff is definitely evidence of Max cheating on Fang, so Max should probably cover up.