Estancia High School seniors only have 2 more days of high school. These seniors will be taking finals both Monday and Tuesday, meanwhile Wednesday and Thursday they will be having activities to enjoy their last couple of high school days. Wednesday they will have Senior Takeover that will start right after rehearsal and it will all be free and accessible. This event will be in the student parking lot and it will consist of a taco truck, Hawaiian shaved ice, music, yearbook signing, games, and just spending more time with their classmates. On Thursday, there will be Senior Brunch at the Costa Mesa Country Club, doors will be opening at 8 in the morning. The brunch will start off with a couple of speeches, yearbook signing, senior superlatives awards, eating, and music.
These following seniors have a couple of words of advice for the incoming seniors. Dayana Martinez says to, “push yourself and do your best, get good grades and try to do things like getting involved- you won’t regret it.” She will be attending San Jose State University in August. Cesar Alcala will be attending Cal State Long Beach in the fall, the following advice he wanted to share to, “keep up with important deadlines as there will be so many in your senior year.” Andy Herrera will be attending Vanguard in the fall and wants to share what he realized while applying to colleges this year. His advice is, “to research colleges early! Don’t take too many AP classes because they don’t help you get into college.”
Seniors have had four years of experience and memories of their high school careers. Each senior had one favorite memory that stood out to them. Maria Hernandez Juarez, valedictorian, stated her favorite memory was, “falling off the bus seat with Aileen and Cesar there.” She will be attending Golden West College. Nessa Osso will be attending OCC and her favorite memory was “[the] senior bonfire and singing I Fall Apart by Post Malone.” Christopher Ramirez will be attending OCC in the fall and his favorite memory was, “playing for the basketball team.” Hayden Pearce will be attending the University of Arizona in the fall and his favorite memory was, “being league champion in both track and baseball senior [year].” Many seniors had to agree that attending or even being part of the Battle of the Bell was their favorite memory because there was tension, and everybody got to express their school spirit.
As seniors are heading out, they do have knowledge and experience of what they want incoming seniors to do so it can be their best year yet. As senior class president, if you asked me my sophomore year what would senior year look like for me… I wouldn’t expect to tell you what my senior year was actually like. This is my last year and I definitely put myself out there. My advice for anybody and everybody is to find something you never expected to do, try it and maybe you’ll change the world. That one change can start off small, but it can turn into something big, someone always notices. Senior year is not the hardest year, it requires keeping on track with high school and post- high school plans. Be great!
Reporter: Jennifer Neri