I just want to start by saying thank you. Thank you for not only being amazing family and friends to us juniors, but for being overall role models for everyone. Thank you for the endless lessons, love, and inclusiveness throughout the years we’ve been with you.
You’ve taught us what it really means to be leaders and to take the risks and opportunities set before us even when we’re anxious about what lies ahead. You’ve definitely set the bar high, but because of the things we’ve learned from you this year I’m sure we can match or even surpass you if need be. You and our memories will forever be in our hearts.
I also want to personally thank Anthony Lopez for always being there for me through thick and thin and also allowing me to be there for him through anything. You’ve taught me that being myself is ten times better than changing who I am and that I deserve better at all times. I hope you continue to be yourself as you move on to the next big step in your life and remember to take me out to lunch all the time.
I took the time to talk to other juniors who wanted to thank seniors.
Maria Valle, ‘18, said, “China Sanchez taught me not only to love myself, but to love my friends and family because without them I wouldn’t really be who I am today. Carrington Bukosky taught me to live my life to the fullest and take the opportunities that life throws at me. Leah Velasquez has impacted my life so much by being my best friend and by teaching me to be more social and enjoy my high school years. I love you all so much and I hope I can impact a fellow ranger’s life as much as these beautiful ladies have impacted mine.”
Lorenzo Delacruz, ‘18, said, “Juju Nunez impacted my life this year mostly because he’s such a huge, positive influence. He always has a smile on his face. He always makes people laugh. He’s the type of person I’d want to grow up to be in the future and he’s taught me to strive to have that positive mindset when I’m a senior.”