Photo by Betsabeth Cacho-Lopez
Melanie Angulo figures if it weren’t for Eastside, she wouldn’t be where she is now. She is thankful for the opportunities Eastside gave her and her friends.
“Melanie is literally someone you want in your life, she is such an amazing girl with an amazing soul,” said senior Rubi Rodriguez.
At first, Melanie found it hard to manage being a student, but it was fun overall. She took a Foothill College class in Psychology one summer, which sparked her interest in minoring in psychology.
Sports allowed her to clear her mind. Melanie has played Volleyball at Eastside for four years and joined Soccer this past year. Melanie is a student athlete who enjoys doing all types of sports that require her to be active.
“She’s always looking out for her teammates and strives to reach her potential,” said best friend, senior Giovanna Cruz.
Melanie’s biggest motivation has been her parents. She is thankful to them because of their sacrifices and values them in every aspect for their dedication and hard work.
“Take advantage of the time that you have alive because, like, we don’t know how much time we got,” were some of the words Melanie described as what kept her going and some advice for underclassmen. “You only live once, so live it up every day.”
Outgoing, determined and open-minded are some of the words used to describe Melanie herself
Melanie’s biggest motivation is her parents and is also the reason she works hard at school. She is very thankful to them because of their sacrifices and values them in every aspect for their dedication and hard work.
She also works hard in school because growing up, she always wanted to break the stereotypical image of East Palo Alto. She is now headed this fall to study Forensic Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with an intended minor in Psychology, proving that you can have fun with friends while being a student at Eastside and still get into college.