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Canti Canti Cantellan Hair Stylist
I would like to thank Mrs. Villanti for helping me get closer to my goal of being a hair stylist. I'd also like to thank Mr. S.Greenelsh for being there in one of my lowest points of my life and always pushing me to do my best.
I remember this one time at lunch I was sitting on the grass with my friends and we watched Wanda, the school cat, play in the grass.
"Don't give up yet you have so much more potential than you think."
Anthony Anthony Vega Barber
I would like to thank all the teachers I had because they helped me push to get where I am.
A special memory from attending Lopez High School was meeting new students and becoming friends with most of them.
"The most important thing, number one, is you gotta get rid of doubt." —Nipsey Hussle
Sadrenna Sadrenna Becerra Real Estate Broker
I would like to thank Katie Sloan for letting me having a place to stay and providing me with food blankets, clothes, and everything I could imagine. She cares for me like I was one of her own children.
Some special high school moments were playing basketball, meeting my boyfriend, and attending Lopez.
"Don't be a fool, stay in school. You don't want to be 30 years old and working an entry lever job at McDonalds."
Emiliano Emiliano Gutierrez Quintero Correctional Officer
I would like to thank the whole Lopez staff for helping me through my high school years.
A special memory are the Community days at Lopez.
"Just DO it."

JP JP Macias Marines, Tattoo Artist
I would like to thank my mom for not letting me give up on school and I would also like to thank Mrs. Ramirez for helping me a lot my junior year and pushing me to graduate on time.
A special memory I had in high school was going to the board meetings and representing Lopez.
"Call my momma and let her know her son is doin' a little better." —Grey Gorilla 

Stephanie Stephanie Martinez Ultrasound Technician
The two I would like to thank the most are my mom and my boyfriend. They are my biggest supporters.
A word of advice: Don´t stress yourself out.

Nathaniel Nathaniel Flores Karate Instructor
I would like to thank Mrs. Pierce because she was always by my side helping me on all assignments.
Savannah Savannah Ramos Tattoo Artist
I would like to thank Mark Greenelsh for being a huge support in helping me graduate.
A special memory is meeting my bestie Sav and becoming really close with her.
"Daddy, watch me twirl."- Leslie Jordan
Angel Angel Ramirez Tattoo Artist
I would like to thank Katie and Bernie for not giving up on me, even when everybody else in my life did.
A special memory was this one time when I was in Ms.G's class during third period with people who could become my best-est of friends. It was the first time we hung out.
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Landon Landon Wren Political Science/Government
I'd like to thank the entire staff at Lopez for helping me when I needed it and sincerely caring about me.
One highlight is coming to Lopez
"I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection." - Drake
Maria Maria Nicolas Cruz Physical Therapist Aide
I want to thank Mrs. Ramirez for helping me when I needed it and always being there for everyone else too.
One highlight from high school was coming to Lopez and meeting the teachers I have had here.  
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." —Thomas A. Edison
Emma Emma Liliana Dundas Game Developer, Marine Biologist, Lawyer
I want to thank my mom for being my biggest cheerleader.
"Tomorrow is another day."
Ruben Ruben Paredes Chef
I would like to thank my family and friends for helping me along the way.   
Hanging out in Mrs. G's classroom. 
"One day I will rule the world."

Cano Cano Sanchez Electrician
I'd like to thank Mrs Ramirez, because she helped push me to do my best.   
Getting tased by a "friendly" graduate.
"Do your community service as soon as possible."

Eduardo Eduardo Ramirez Chavez  Construction Management
I'd like to thank my sister and parents for motivating me to keep going. Also I would like to thank all my teachers from Lopez for helping get on track and making the school year fun.  
My senior year has been memorable.
"Sometimes you got to start somewhere. And it's cool, as long as where you start isn't where you plan to finish."
—Ice Cube
Jonathan Jonathan Jimenez Castellano Firefighter, Mechanic, Military
Thanks to my older bros for guiding me.   
My freshman year was memorable. 
"It's not where you're from that matters, it's where you're going that does."

Elenize Elenize Alegre  Physical Assistant
I would like to thank my mom for motivating me to graduate and the whole staff for doing the same.  
 A special memory I can think is being able to graduate earlier than others. 
"It always seems impossible until it's done." 

Kenny Kenny Ulrich  Air Force, Lawyer
I would like to thank Mr. Greenelsh, Mr. Zimmer, and Mr. Ender, for being cool and making school interesting.  
Meeting new people and reconnecting with old people. 
"Enjoy high school while you can."

Calista Calista Clark  Registered Nurse
I would like to thank the teachers and staff. They always believed in me. They are so kind and helped me graduate. They helped me become who I am now.  
A highlight for me is meeting my new friends. 
"Treat others the way you wanted to be treated."
Ana Ana Reyna  Registered Nurse
I would like to thank all my teachers for never giving up on me and encouraging me to do more. 
I always enjoy having lunch outside on the grass with my friends. 
"Never give up until you accomplish what you want."

Jessie Jessie Medina  Registered Nurse
I would like to thank my mom, my grandma, and my aunt because even when I was being a brat or not listening to anyone you always had faith that I could do better then how I was doing, I would also like to thank my sisters and friends and my boyfriend because when I was giving up on myself you made sure I knew that I was doing a good job. You have always been by my side and I don't know where I would be without you. Thank you for always being by my side.
One of the highlights from high school was being able to see old friends and make new ones. Also getting amazing help from from teachers and staff made a huge difference.
"At some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart, but not in your like." —Unknown
Josh Josh Jarosz Sound Engineering
I would like to thank my mom because she always supported me. 
My favorite part of school is meeting my girlfriend.
"Love those who love you but don't let love mess up your vision."
—Mac Dre
Sierra Sierra Salazar Child Welfare Social Worker
I'd like to thank Mr. Ender and both of the Greenelshes for giving me the opportunity to graduate and motivating me in and out of the classroom throughout the whole school year.
My favorite parts of this school year was the spirit during the holidays and the fact that everyone is welcomed like family.
"Communicate with your teachers."

Gavin Gavin Matejcek Rally Car Driver
I would like to thank my parents for enrolling me in this school. I wouldn't be where I am without it.
When I found out me and my two friends are going to the same school I was super hyped to have some close friends.
"The faster you get your work done, the faster you graduate. It's worth it."

Luciee Luciee Dunlap Cosmetologist
I would like to thank the entire staff at Lopez for being so welcoming, accommodating, and eager to provide me with guidance.
It's been nice reuniting with people from the past, as well as, meeting new people. I've enjoyed the chance to be helpful when people need it.
"The life you live is more important than the words you speak."
—Mac Miller

Mary Mary Martinez Dental Hygienest or Vet Tech
I would like to thank my teacher, Mark Greenelsh, for being a great friend and helping me get through my Capstone journey.
A fun memory is wrapping my friends with toilet paper on community day. 
"Never regret being a good person, to the wrong people. Your behavior says everything about you and their behavior says enough about them." —Bruce Lee

Jake Jake Gardenhire Physics and Chemistry
I would like to thank  Bernie Dominguez. He helped me throughout and made sure I finished.
A memory for me is squatting 255 pounds in weightlifting.
"Power belongs to those with the will to take it. It has little to do with their hard work, honesty, ambitions, or qualifications. Learn to seize what you want. If you do not seize it, all else is useless."

Kaya Kaya Kaufman Tattoo Artist and Social Worker
I would like to thank Mr.Greenelsh and Mr.Ender because they have helped me every step of the way and have been like father figures to me. They really pushed me and helped me get up when I thought I couldn't.
I have two pieces of advice to give:
• The early bird finds the worm.
• The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

Viper Viper Amaral Cosmetology or Counseling
I'd like to thank the Lopez staff for making this school a safe and comfortable environment for me and my peers. Thank you to the teachers that were there for me without any judgment. Your kindness will forever be appreciated.    
My favorite thing about high school is the people I met and the countless memories I've made that will one day turn to stories. 
"Life's all about perspective, not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path."

Gavin Gavin Leonard Mechanic
I'd like to thank my Family for their support.    
My senior year has been memorable. 
"Luck's a revolving door, you just need to know when it's your time to walk through." —Stan Lee
Angel Angel Reyes Marine Corps / Criminal Investigation
I'd like to thank everyone at Lopez High School, especially the staff for providing a good school to attend.  
A highlight from Lopez was getting to know and befriending new people.
"Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men." —Albert Einstein

Hayden Hayden Williams Firefighting/Fire Service, Architecture, Civil Engineering
I like to thank several of my Lopez teachers:
• Mr. Shawn Greenelsh, for being a stern but fair teacher that helped to boost my education In all the best ways. 
• Mr. Mark Greenelsh, for being an incredibly personable figure to easily ask for help or laugh with. 
• Ms. Ruppert, for being a down-to-earth beacon of wisdom and a friendly person to chat with. 
• Mrs. Reilly, for being a teacher truly passionate and caring for each student, ensuring our individual success.
• Mrs. Gonzales, for being a real friend to turn to in good and in bad times.   
"Find an interest you can take with you into the future, make it into a passion to hold forever. Don't stop chasing after it for anything."
Alonnica Alonnica Carreras Cosmetology
I would like to thank my teachers because for one they've had to deal with me. Two, they've never gave up on me always finding solutions for things and always having an alternative if something ever went wrong.  
A highlight for me was Community day this term. It had to be my favorite school event ever because the bonds we have here aren't just at school. Being here I've learned that family isn't just blood, but its bond. The friend group I have before leaving here is the best group of friends I could ask for. I could never be sad around them. Everyone is always either cracking jokes, making fun of something or just trying to be funny. You never could have a straight face around anyone in our friend group. 
"Just do it. Don't say you're gonna do it later because we all know I didn't."
Zoie Zoie Ashworth EMT
I would like to thank all the Lopez staff because everyone believed in me and encouraged me. Without their support I wouldn't be graduating six months early.   
A highlight for me was making cookies in the staff lounge. 
"You did not come this far, to only come this far."
Haley Haley Tao Registered Nurse
I would like to thank my dad, for raising me most of my life. He always pushes me to do what I want. I also want to thank Lopez High School and all the great teachers, and staff. I came to Lopez during online school and it was the best choice for me. This school is a better fit for me than my previous school.  
A highlight for me is meeting new friends and having a good senior year. Lopez has been better than my last school. The teachers are also better.
"You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass."
—Warren Buffett   
Juliene Juliene Mireles Registered Nurse
I would like to thank Katie Gonzalez for pushing me to do the best when I thought I would fail. She is consistently there for me and supporting me throughout my journey at Lopez High School.
A special highlight from high school that will always stick with me is having the opportunity to graduate early and being able to develop special bonds with the teachers. All the teachers at Lopez High School are so caring and always there for you. 
"When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go." 
Basketball Kyle Chew Cultivation technician, entrepreneur, salesman, solar technician, wildland firefighter
I want to thank Mr. Finkle (aka Spencer Finkle) because he helped me get into this school.
A highlight for me was Basketball games with Mr. Ender's PE class.
My advice for those still finishing high school is to stay out of trouble.
Lexie Lexie McElreath Hair & Makeup
A highlight for me was winter formal in Atascadero.
I want to thank my mom because she changed her entire lifestyle to get me home from foster care.
"Keep your head up."
Isabel Isabel Dutra Art Therapy
A highlight from my high school career would definitely be performing in the hall ways at AGHS with the band and color guard, instruments blasting through the halls of the entire school.
I would like to thank my best friends Kate and Emily who even though they are older than me, they still both treat me with kindness and would always find a way to help me out in anyway that they could
"Listen and trust yourself. Go with your gut feeling and don't back away from it."
Alexander Alexander Estrada Musician or US Soldier 
I remember the The L.A hockey trip. I got to hang out with some of my favorite teachers on a field trip down to L.A. I made some amazing friends on the way and at the Getty Museum. On top of that I got to watch my favorite sport, to watch it from the perspective of my rival team and most importantly I had insane amounts of fun.
The person, or more accurately people I would like to thank are my circle. Everybody in it has helped me in some way no matter how big or small, every little bit mattered and I will remember them always.
When life hits you hardest embrace it, when life gives you something to hope for dream it, and although our lives would be changed from here on out we will always be the seniors who made it through a worldwide pandemic. I have faith in everyone that they will find happiness in their future wherever that may be because we made it.
Nathan Quinata
Welding or Game Warden
I remember when I first got in to Lopez and it was already distance learning which really sucked. So of course when the opportunity arose to go back to school in form of the learning POD I was all for it. I was pretty distanced over the first week but once everyone came together things got a lot more comfortable. I'll never forget anybody from that group of amazing people.
I would like to thank my sister for everything she has done for me. Throughout my childhood she was always the one to be right there making sure I was taken care of. If not for my sister I firmly believe that I would either be in the system or some place other than school. I have been pushed, and pushed, and pushed, but in the end it was all worth it because I can see what a big difference it has made and I appreciate my sister for that.
I've been through a lot throughout the 17 years of my life and I'm not saying that you haven't, I'm just saying that for those of you who have had it fairly easy, be grateful and give thanks to all. Although you may have your ups and downs with family and friends, remember that they are there for you just as you should be for them. Other than that, just finish school....You'll never know how much it means to you until it's out of your grasp.