Congrats Class of 2023!
Every year, The Eastside Panther makes a special effort to recognize the graduating senior class. We highlight their accomplishments, growth, reflections and future plans. View the profiles below to learn more about our seniors, the class of 2023!
Abigail Banales Sedano
"I always carried a hot sauce bottle. I know that in college, I will need to spice things up a bit."
"She makes me feel comfortable around her, and I feel like my secrets would be safe with her."
"One thing I would say I have done throughout my high school career is overcoming procrastination."
"Stay on top of the workload and ignore senioritis."
"She is one of the hardest workers I have ever seen."
"We all look up to her as a role model and admire her caring and generosity."
"She's funny, she knows how to be there, she's very supportive, you could joke around with her."
"He wasn't afraid to make mistakes and learn from them."
Angie Perez Salvador
Risk-taker, ambitious, hard worker and adventurous.
Anthony (Tony) Prado – Rodriguez
"I remember everyone was against him and he still stood strong on his beliefs."
Antilose (Rose) Maafu
"Drawing is a big part of my life, and I'm able to have that as a creative outlet after school."
"I wanted them to see that you could get a surprise out of me."
She dreams of opening her own dance studio one day and sharing her love of dancing with others.
Azeneth Rocha Coronel
"When I got to know her, she's much more than just feisty, you just have to get close to see it."
"She has the motivation and spirit like a lion."
"They've become a lot more confident. And they're so funny, I just crack up when I'm with them."
"I love art and how it's a free space where I can express myself ..."
"I want to become a vet ..."
"She looks out for each and every one of us. She always makes sure we're following through with assignments."
"It was very important to me that I was there (in theater) and showed up every single day."
"She is a very bright person who lightens up the room and is fun to be around."
"I've always had an interest in the justice system and criminology ... I think it's something I could do..."
"I've got this motto, 'I don't want to be anyone's boss, I want to be my own boss.'"
"You don't see many people like him."
"Once you get to know her, she will change your life. I can assure you of that."
Gisell Aquino Ortiz
"She's always uplifting people. She doesn't let her struggles get in the way of how she interacts with others."
"It all depends on you, so you just have to take action for the things you really want."
Isabel plans on studying psychology and cognitive science.
His friends say he is sure to become a shining star one day.
"Even if she has something to do, she'll accommodate and make sure she's there for other people."
"She is very straightforward and always very honest. She's like the mother of the group, she kicks sense into us."
She is "willing to take a leap of faith and try new things."
"I love hands-on learning and always envisioned myself working in a lab."
"He is quirky and has a great sense of humor. However, when he sets his mind to work, he does it well."
"He's a man with a lot of friends."
Respectful, determined and confident.
"I was able to help my younger siblings ... I feel really accomplished as an older brother."
Juan Carlos Macias
"Things change, and you gotta be ready and embrace it. That's life, and change is good."
Juan Carlos Orozco
"He's a great guy, and he's very open-minded."
Keven "really livened my mood during the gloomy Zoom days."
His observant nature has helped him become a caring and thoughtful friend.
"Stay on top of your work, and reach out if you need any help ..."
"She always makes sure everyone understands what is going on in class and doesn't let her group down."
"He's crazy ambitious with everything he does, and has incredible tenacity."
"She's always looking out for her teammates and strives to reach her potential."
Enthusiastic, determined and passionate.
"You don't need to be friends with everyone, and not everyone needs to like you."
AP Literature was a favorite "because I like writing and I like the books that we read."
"She doesn't give up when she wants to do something. She does it and gets it finished."
"She is very hard working and very opinionated. No matter what, she was always able to compartmentalize and focus."
"She's a very, very, very welcoming person. She is a very generous friend."
"Kick it with the people you have the most fun with and hang out with the people you want to hang out with ..."
"She tries her best to listen to both sides of the argument" to have a fair understanding of the problem.
"She has a really clear sense of staying true to who she knows herself to be, she doesn't let other people put her in a box."
Tomas San Juan
"Tomas would always be there to cheer you up when you feel down or demotivated. He can give you very helpful advice."
"It's nice to see how he went from a member to a leader in many of his extracurricular activities."
"Always be open to new experiences ... you never know what you can get out of it."
"The harder your classes get, the more you are expected to do, so one has to heal from that procrastination."