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Johana Johana Mejia Ultrasound Technician
I would like to thank Mr. Mark Greenelsh and Mr. Ender. Both of them have helped me in so many ways and made sure I succeeded. They've motivated and pushed me to be a better person. Along with the rest of the Lopez staff and my friends who were some of the biggest supporters.
 
A special memory I have of this high school is probably the cosmetology program. It was the first time this program was being introduced to our district and we were kind of the test subjects. That class really helped many of us come out of our shell and it will always hold a special place in my heart.
 
Don't depend on others to achieve your goals. "No one has ever opened doors for me, I opened them myself." —Jenni Rivera

Esmeralda Esmeralda Miranda Rojas Hospital Cook
I'd like to thank my parents because they have taught me how to become a women and be a good sibling and daughter. My parents have taught me to always be thankful and respecful.
 
As special memory from Lopez is walking into Plumless's class because it was my first period and it made me happy because she would check up on me and help me with math.
 
"School might be stressful and hard, but once it's over you will be proud of yourself, so keep pushing through."

Alanna Alanna Flores Esthetician
I would like to thank my mom for being my biggest supporter and always being there for me throughout everything. Also I would like to thank the Lopez staff for helping me graduate early.
 
A highlight from high school would be creating a strong relationship with my boyfriend.
 
"Put your energy into what matters to you."

Teva Teva Sanchez Entrepreneur
I would like to thank all my teachers from Lopez high school. They all pushed me to do better. Also I would like to thank my girl Alanna for always keeping me on track and sticking by my side through everything.
 
My highlight from high school is meeting all the homies I'm cool with now.
 
“Stick to the script. It's a marathon not a sprint. Build it a brick at a time.” —Nipsey Hussle 

Maison Maison Matejcek Personal Clothing Brand, Chef, Musician
I would like to thank my brother for telling me about Lopez and all the great things that came my way because of him and his guidance.
 
A favorite memory is Community Days.
 
"AHHHHHH, I'm gettin' too much money." —Dracula Flow

Angela Angela Garcia Perez Esthetician
I would like to thank Mark Greenelsh for always checking up on me and my progress in school. He is always pushing me forward when it was needed not just towards me but other students as well. Starting conversations with him were always full of laughter. They are memorable. Also I want to give a huge shout out to the rest of Lopez staff for making Lopez exciting.
 
My favorite memory from Lopez were the community days and connecting with others.
 
“See, the best teacher in life is your own experience None of us know who we are until we fail.” —Nipsey Hussle 

Vanessa Vanessa Ponce Patient Financial Clearance Rep.
A big shoutout to the whole Lopez staff and special thanks to Mr. Mark Greenelsh and Mrs. Reilly.
 
A highlight from high school would be meeting new people <3.
 
"Mind Yours." 

Harrison Harrison Hatch Electrician
I would like to thank is my mother for always supporting me and the staff I have worked with at this school for being so welcoming and always helpful.
 
Being able to work in a school store operated by students.
 
"Don't be rude to teachers and thing will go a lot smoother."   

Matthew Matthew Jeffers Correctional Officer
I would like to thank Ms. Katie for pushing me to graduate as early as possible and helping me to get my graduation requirements squared away. I would also like to thank Shawn Greenelsh for helping me find a career that I think I will enjoy as well as letting me finish parts of my Capstone on my own schedule.
 
A highlight for me was sneaking into winter formal my sophomore year.
 
"Take things at your own pace as long as it's helpful."

Diego Diego Castillo Criminal Lawyer
I'd like to thank my mom. Since my dad passed she has done everything to care for me and shaped me into the best person I could be.
 
My first term here when the ping pong tables were more active then I have ever seen.
 
"Nothing can stop you from greatness except yourself."
 
Aubriella Aubriella Stromsoe Tattoo Artist
Someone I would like to thank is Mr. Shawn Greenelsh. I would like to thank him because he has always encouraged me to get my work done and always left me kind comments when he graded my assignments.
 
A highlight of being at Lopez was making friends with all the staff and teachers.
 
Ava Ava Perkins Hair Stylist
I'd like to thank my mom. She's my rock and has always supported me through school. Also, both Greenelsh brothers. They encouraged me to be my best self and always helped me when I needed it. They played a big part in my time at Lopez.
 
A special memory from high school was meeting my best friend.
 
My favorite quote is "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." —Philippians 4:13

Carson Carson Dolan Welder, Power Lineman
I want to thank Ms. Alton and Mark Greenelsh because they both helped me when I needed it the most.
 
A memory I'll remember is actually graduating.
 
My advice: "Go to school full day."

Annette Annette Perez Police Officer, Detective
I would like to thank Mark Greenelsh for pushing me to try my best, and supporting me since the first day I got to Lopez. He always encouraged me to be social and make new friends. I appreciate him helping me complete Capstone, and always talking me through things.
 
A special memory is that I enjoyed making new friends that I got close to and meeting new people.
 
"Be loyal to your own piece of mind." —The Weekend
 
Kasidie Kasidie Partida Clothing Designer
I would like to thank my best friends Cali, Tuesday, and Alexi for always making my days at school worth going to. All of them motivated me to graduate and believed in me when I didn't even believe in myself. Overall being the best friends I could have ever asked for.
 
I also want to give a huge thank you to the Lopez staff and teachers for making me feel welcome and allowing me to work to my fullest extent without losing faith in me.
 
Memories that stick out to me when I was at Lopez was my first prom. I head banged the night away and had a great time.
 
My advice to other students would be to work on yourself instead of working on relationships with people that might not even last long. I lost most of the friends I had last year at Lopez and I decided to just focus on myself so I can use it as a way to motivate myself. Why worry about making friends when you don't know if you are ever going to have them after high school? The careers you can get from finishing high school may last longer and grant you better results than what those friends could have given you. Who knows maybe you can get better friends from that career.

Diana Diana Valdovinos Cosmetologist
I would like to thank all the staff/teachers that helped me in Lopez High School. Also I would like to thank my parents for letting me continue my schooling. I would like to thank my love for pushing me to get it done and help me realize many things. Once again I thank my parents for having a truck to get to school. I give a big thanks to you all.
 
My special memories were at community days. Everyone was gathered and seemed like they had a good time.
 
"Tu vive tu vida es tu historia, el que no le guste que no estorbe y la envidia es mala pero el karma es peor asi que con cuidado si deseas el mal a otros  y la aventura que te espera es el viaje para cumplir tus propias metas o suenos no dejes que nadie los destruya ."

"The way you live your life is your story, whoever doesn't like it don't let them get in the way. Envy is bad, but karma is worse so be careful if you wish evil on others. The adventure that awaits you is the journey to achieve your own goals Don't let your dreams be destroyed by anyone."

Jesse Jesse Mendoza Homocide Detective
I'd like to thank Katie for being cool.
 
A favorite memory is "finishing."
 
"Never give up,unless you really cant do it."

Jessie Jessie Silva Auto Mechanic
I would like to thank Mark Greenelsh for always checking up on me and my progress in school. Starting conversations with him were always interesting and memorable. A huge shout out to the rest of the Lopez staff for making Lopez more exciting.
 
My favorite memory from Lopez were the community days and connecting with others.
 
"The main thing is consistency." —Larry June

Brett Brett Simpson Power Lineman
I would like to thank my mom for all the love and support.
 
The last community day was a fun memory.
 
"Try your hardest and don't let not succeeding bring you down."   

Dorian Dorian Morris Graphic Designer
I'd like to thank every single teacher at Lopez High School as I feel they have tried their absolute hardest to help students secure their future. I'd also like to thank Nancy for her hard work and kindness to the school and its students.
 
My favorite memory from high school has to be the prom and the community days, as they really made us socialize.
 
"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Jay Z Jay Z Sarabia Auto Mechanic
I would like to thank Shawn Greenelsh for being a great teacher for my last term. He really showed me that he cared about his students and does his best to push his students to success. And I can say he has clearly showed that to me. I thank you again, Mr.Greenelsh.
 
Community day has to be my favorite highlight from Lopez High School.
 
"Just do you." 
Tuesday Tuesday Ernest Design Scooter Parts, Graphic Design
I would like to thank my mom because she always forced me to show up.
 
Prom was a good memory. We head-banged the night away
 
"Don't take things too seriously, except school. School is important."

Gavin Gavin Crawford Video Editor
I would like to thank my aunt because if it wasn't for her helping me when I needed it, I wouldn't even be at Lopez doing as well as I am right now.
 
Getting Student of the Semester was such a huge honor and an amazing memory I will cherish forever.
 
"Just keep up with work and stay focused in class."

Crystal Crystal Medina Social Worker (CPS)
I want to thank the entire Lopez staff for for being genuinely wonderful and very supportive. I would also like to thank Shawn Greenelsh. From the first day I arrived everyone has been very kind, but Mr. Greenelsh has always supported and motivated me through my journey here at Lopez.
 
My favorite memory from high school was getting to meet new people. 

Bryan Bryan Rodriguez Manzano Truck Driver
I would like to thank my basketball coach and sixth grade teacher, Mr. D. He got me into sports and helped me like school a little bit more.
 
My junior year going to my first high school dance.
 
"Life is like sandwich no matter which way you eat it the bread comes first." 


Analeise Analeise Sandhu Nurse Practitioner, Cosmetologist
I would like to thank Mark Greenelsh for supporting me through my whole time here at Lopez. He always had something to say to make me feel better. He definitely was a very important part of my high school experience. Katie and Ms. Aurora also deserve thanks for being great administrators and always checking up on me.
 
My favorite memory from Lopez was the Community Days.

Jonathan Jonathan Navarro Construction
I would like to thank my mom for always looking over my shoulder and keeping me on the right path. Without her I wouldn't be where at I am right now.
 
A highlight from high school was meeting new people.
 
"Work so hard that one day your signature will be an autograph." 

Cindy Cindy Graciano Veterinarian
I would like to thank Mrs. Pierce for not only pushing her students to their maximum potential, but for believing in me when I doubted myself. "If anyone can do it, Cindy, I know it's you." Mrs. Pierce's words were my push to the finish line, and for that I'm so grateful. You were aware of my potential, and made sure it showed to the end.
 
My special memories from Lopez were probably the community days, when everyone was able to come together and enjoy a nice afternoon. Our unique prom was also a lovely memory.
 
My advise to other students would be to take advantage of all the opportunities offered at Lopez, because this school truly is one big family. Peers and teachers genuinely care. The relationships you build here are more intimate than any public school. If you ever feel discouraged, reach out to our amazing counselors, because these people are so genuine. Don't ever focus on the drama around you, focus on your future, your goals, and your finish line. Thrive. 


Wendy Wendy Guzman Garcia Probation Officer
I would like to thank my mom for always pushing me to do well in school and Mrs. Pierce for always being so supportive and believing in me when no one else would.
 
My favorite memory is when I got to meet new people and spending time with the staff at Lopez.
 
"A rose can grow from concrete." 
 
Angel Angel Martinez Electrician
"I would like to thank both of the Greenelshes and Ms. Alton for being supportive with my work and helping me complete Capstone in one term so that I could graduate. Though it's their job, they support students and help them find a good career fit. When I first came to Lopez they weren't sure if I would finish on time, but I did.
 
A special memory in high school is making new friends and remembering old friends I hung out with before. I also had fun during community day playing sports and doing fun activities with friends and teachers.
 
"Never give up, Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine." —Jack Ma

Luis Luis Delgado Chef
I'd like to thank Ms. Alton for always making sure that I do my work.
Azrial Azrial Soto Mortician
"I would like to thank boyfriend for believing in me and encouraging me when no one did. I am really grateful for that. I would also like to thank my mom. When there was something wrong she would fix it.
 
The biggest memory from high school I will have is graduation.
 
"We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all." —The Breakfast Club
 
Cristobal Cristobal Ortiz Real Estate Agent
I would like to thank the entire Lopez staff. Everyone has been so wonderful and kind. I would like to thank them for motivating me and pushing me to do better in school.
 
A highlight for me was meeting new people also playing the guitar during breaks and lunch.
 
"Life is short, enjoy it while you can."
 
Mckenna Mckenna Wheelock Art Therapist
I would like to thank my family, friends, and teachers for supporting me.
A highlight of school was meeting my teacher, Mrs. Solis.
 
"It's going to be okay."
 
Charles Charles Larsen Fire Medic
I would like to thank Mr. Shawn Greenelsh for being supportive of me getting this capstone project done. Also just being a great teacher giving advice and helping whenever it was needed.
 
A highlight from school is the Friday night football games. They were always fun due to the atmosphere and just being able to have fun with friends.
 
"You're only young once make sure to have fun and make memories that last forever."
 
Macky Macky O'Connell Cosmetologist
I would like to thank Ms. Hitchen for setting me up for success, being patient when helping me with work that I have struggled with, and always having a safe and quite space for others.
 
I enjoyed spending time with Wanda the cat during the times I was in class.
 
"Be optimistic and don't care about what others think. This is what got me through high school." 


Willow Willow Martinez Marine Corps
Two people I would like to thank are Shawn Greenelsh and Karin Hitchen. Through good and bad days these two have been a huge figures of support and encouragement. And of course Miss Katie Gonzalez for continuously offering her support and checking in regularly.
 
Highlights for me this year were for sure helping come up with food drive ideas, and helping set up when I can.
 
"Keep pushing. I promise, it's eventually worth it."
  
Alizia Alizia Ahumada Cosmetologist, Nurse
I would like to thank Ms. Nancy and Ms. Rebecca for always having kind words and always checking in on me:) I would also like to thank Mark Greenelsh, Mrs. Villanti, Ms. Bowen and Katie for always pushing me to be the best version of myself and believing in me. I appreciate you guys <3.
 
A special memory I have from high school was getting to have the opportunity to be in Mrs. Villanti´s cosmetology class. For sure the best class I've had. Also being able to go the LA kings hockey game was so much fun and definitely something to remember <3.
 
My favorite quote is ¨I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.¨ -Philippians 4:13

Vinny Vinny Castillo, Jr. Artist and Musician
I would like to thank most staff and family for believing in me and pushing me to keep on going.
 
"Stay in Lopez. Whatever school you came from, don't go back."

  Nathaniel Guzman Music Engineer
Nathaniel
I want to thank the GreeneIsh brothers, Mr. Ender and Ms. Alton for making my senior year fun and just makeing me laugh throughout the year.
 
A favorite memory I have is me and my homies playing silent library and getting kicked out of the library at NHS.
 
"Never say I can't, always say I'll try." 

  Savannah Biven Park Naturalist
Savannah
I would like to thank Sav, Irie, and Laisha for always helping me and just being really good friends.
 
A highlight for me was when me and Sav connected, I love that girl so much.
 
"All flowers in time bend towards the sun." —Jeff Buckley 

  Marco Patino Graphic Design
Marco
I would like to thank the entire Lopez staff. Everyone has been so wonderful and kind. There is not a single staff member I would not thank. Everyone working here made sure I was doing my work and supported me through my struggles. Thank you!
 
A highlight from my time here at Lopez is hanging out with my amazing friends every community day and every day during lunch.
 
"Believe in bad decisions, not bad people."

Erik Erik Ruiz Madragon Construction
I would like to thank all the teachers that helped me along the way.
 
A highlight of school has been meeting new people.
 
"Take one day at a time." 
Aly Aly Maravilla Cosmetologist
I would like to thank God for giving me an opportunity to graduate being so low on credits, I did it. Also I thank Mark Greenelsh, Katie, and Aurora for always being so happy and supportive with me no matter what since my first day at Lopez.
 
A favorite memory is laughing with friends when it’s supposed to be quiet. That laughter is like no other and I will miss it.
 
"Everything is going to be alright."

Kacie Kacie Jenkins Veterinarian
I want to thank all of my teachers for helping make it to the end of my high school years. It was a collective group effort and I wouldn't have been able to do it without their dedication and support.
 
"Don't strive to live someone else's dream, Find your own and be passionate about it."
Trent Trenton Hightower Psychologist, Professor, Therapist
I would like to thank Mrs Pierce for giving me book suggestions to expand my scope of thinking and understanding. Her positivity and strength is palpable and infectious. I would also like to thank Mr Ender for pushing me to work harder, and for being a key role in my appreciation for learning and education. I would also like to thank Mrs Hitchen for being a genuine, and caring person, and going out of her way to hold others above herself.
 
My favorite memory of Lopez High School would be finding out Mrs. Katy's favorite band is Audio slave and talking about music with her.
 
"Your potential is greater than that witch you have already achieved."
Joseph Joseph Ahumada Entrepreneur
Someone I would like to thank is all of the Lopez staff from teachers to counselors to nurses and custodians. I thank them for pushing me to reach my goals and believing in me to achieve more than I thought I could.
 
A highlight for me was going to the La Kings game with Ender.
 
"I did. I said, 'now.'" —Mark Greenelsh
Jonathan Jonathan Hunstad Electrician
I would like to take the time to thank the Greenelsh brothers since they played a big part in helping me graduate. I would also like to thank Ender for being an awesome teacher and making life a little easier.
 
A high school highlight is meeting new people and reconnecting with old friends.
 
"Canes is always the answer." 
Julian Julian Santos Electrician
I would like to thank Ender and Mark Greenelsh for being the best people to exercise with and all the motivation they've given me to always do better.
 
A special memory I won't forget is when I got to go on the Los Angeles hockey trip and get Roscoe's chicken for the first time.
 
"When you're about to quit remember, why you started" —Conor McGregor 
Jack Jack Price Retail Manager or Graphic Design
I would like to thank Ms. Ruppert, because since day one she was encouraging me and telling me I would graduate. I would also like to thank my girlfriend for making sure I got things done and supporting me. Also my family has helped.
 
A memory is enjoying and joking around in class with the teachers and everyone. Also going to the hockey game in L.A.
 
"High school was easy. It's like tying my shoes." (I can't tie my shoes)
Ruby Ruby Augustine Cosmetologist
I would like to thank Mark Greenelsh for helping me through my Capstone when I didn't understand.
 
My favorite highlight from this high school year was the third community day that we did. I got to learn how to make a flower crown.
 
"Never give up! Even if you're behind on credits, keep pushing forward." 
Charleigh Charleigh Crimmins Veterinary Technician
I'd like to thank Mrs. Rebecca for making school fun again, and helping me get my community service hours finished.
 
My favorite memory while attending Lopez High School is when I went on a field trip to Oso Flaco Lake and saw lots of animal prints in the sand.
 
"Fake it till you make it."
Marvin Marvin Peralta Animator, Illustrator
I want to thank my parents for keeping me on my feet when I feel like falling. They always support me in everything I do.
 
Starting my YouTube channel and doing vlogs of my high school experience.
 
"Take your time with everything, and live in the moment." 
Nathan Nathan Cortez Barber
Someone I would like to thank is Ender. I say this because Ender is one of the teachers that had helped get through my assignments. He also helped me not give up on school.
 
A highlight from high school that I have is when I first seen how hard work really does pay off in the long run.
 
Eliminate the word, "can't."
Kameryn Kameryn Thompson Real Estate Broker
I would like to thank my math teacher, Ms. Ruppert. Hands down one of my favorite classes. It was so easy to get work done. I've never have been so comfortable doing math. She was always so welcoming and would make the classroom environment so efficient. 
 
I also want to thank both of the Greenelsh brothers. I can say the same about both of them. Easy classes I could get my work done. Both great at  teaching. I actually feel like I can learn without being stressed out.
 
A favorite memory is my solid group of friends.
 
"You can do it."

Kamden Kamden Mount Diesel Mechanic
I would like to thank Mr. Shawn Greenelsh for positively pushing me every day to get my work done. I would also thank Ms. Ruppert for the good conversations she's had with me and how she would always congratulate me for the hard work I put in.
 
A highlight for me was our community days.
 
"It's better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, instead of a long life spent in a miserable way" -Alan Watts

Carson Carson Perkins Heavy Equipment Operator
I’d like to thank my mom because she has always supported me through everything.
 
A highlight for me has been assemblies and pep rallies.
 
"Get your work done and don’t fall behind because it's hard to get back on track." 

Cortney Cortney Ramalho Baker
I would like to thank Mrs. Pierce and Mrs. Davis for always inspiring me to perform at my best ability. I would also like to thank Jeydi and Nova for doing puzzles with me :)
 
A highlight for me was when Mrs. Pierce told me my essay was the best she had seen for the prompt.
 
"A heart like a delicate petal." -Kazuko Shiraishi

Evelyn Evelyn Venegas Cosmetologist
I would love to thank both Mr. Mark Greenelsh and Mrs.Villlanti who have done nothing but support and encourage me with everything. As well as all the new friendships I built that I will carry with me.
 
"No puedo cambiar nada de lo vivido, pero si puedo mejorar y lograr mas de lo perdido."
"I can't change anything I've experienced, but I can improve and achieve more than I've lost."

Savanna Savanna Becerra Social Worker
Someone I’d like to thank is Katie Gonzalez because no matter how many times she watched me want to give up she kept me motivated.
 
I enjoyed eing able to graduate early.
 
“Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You can not withstand the storm.' The warrior whispers back, 'I am the storm.'” —Anonymous 

Angelle Angelle Hernandez Caregiver, Nurse
I would like to thank all the staff for always putting up with me and for always pushing me to do better. I would also thank my family for all their love and support and for never letting me give up even when I wanted to.
 
My favorite memory is meeting all the staff. Lopez became my second home.
 
"When you feel like giving up, look back at how far you've come. Be strong, stay on your path, keep your head up, and never stop going." 
Eugene Eugene Danza Artist
I'd like to thank Mrs. Davis for putting up with me.
 
A memorable time is playing Pictionary in Shawn Greenelsh's class.
 
"Don't procrastinate."
 
Jeydi Jeydi Lopez Florist and Agronomist 
I want to thank everyone and amazing school for being so generous and wonderful to me since the moment I walked in. Also a huge thank you to all the friendships I've made.

I am also grateful for Cortney's Cookies :)
 
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” —Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Alexia Alexia Duran Cosmetologist
I would like to thank Mr. Greenelsh (Mark) for helping me a lot with my work and succeeding in what I want to accomplish. I thank Shawn Greenelsh for helping me get my half credit of English done. Lastly I want to thank my mom for encouraging and motivating me to do well in school so I can have a solid future and to enjoy doing whatever it is that I want to accomplish in life.
 
A special memory is meeting new people and being involved in community day at Lopez.
 
"Just show up to school, it'll be easier."

Russell Russell Duncan Electrician
"I would love to thank Ms. Alton and Ms. Katie for being there for me and really helping me with my IEP and passing my classes. They are the main reason I am graduating.
 
Making a bunch of new friends. Going out and play sports on the field during community day at Lopez.
 
"Don't rush your high school years. It all passes in a minute."
 
Easton Easton Wengeler Therapist
I would like to thank Nancy because she's awesome and I love being around her spirit. She is kind hearted and looks at everything positively. She's always thankful, never judgmental, and let's all people have the spotlight.
 
I remember when Shawn Greenelsh convinced me to go to college.
 
"Uncomfortable thinking is the path of healing." 
Myles Myles Rowan Astronomy
I thank my mom. She has inspired me a lot to keep pushing through and taught me that it's not always as bad as you think. She has always encouraged me to do what I think feels right and has been my number one supporter.
 
Probably transferring to Lopez. I didn't really feel like I fit in at AGHS. Since moving here I have felt a lot better about myself and I enjoy going to school a lot more.
 
"I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.'' —Albert Einstein

Dylan Dylan Johnson Lineman Journeyman; Aerial Lineman
I would like to thank Mr. Ender and Shawn Greenelsh for always giving me a warm welcome every day, they always pushed me to be the best I possibly could, even when I had gave up on myself they still believed in me. This I will carry into my future and instill in my everyday life.
 
A special memory is Mr. Ender giving the class a heartfelt speech about just loving life for what it is really meant a lot to me. Another honorable mention was Ender's story about him meeting his wife. Those both mean a lot to me and I'll remember those forever. Thanks for everything Ender, catch ya on the waves!
 
"I believe this world ain't have as bad as it looks, I believe most people  are good"- Luke Bryan 

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.
 
"I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out, keep ya head up...and handle it." —Tupac Shakur
 
 
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
Nathan
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.