Seniors Reflect on Their Time at Godinez


Courtesy of Disneyland Parks

One thing that seniors are looking forward to before graduation is Disneyland Grad Nite on May 26.

Alejandra Larios, Staff Writer

The date for graduation is fast approaching. It is May 31, 2022, at the Santa Ana Bowl at 7 p.m. Graduation rehearsal will be on the same day at 10 a.m.  

Seniors were asked a variety of questions ranging from their future plans to what they will miss most about leaving Godinez. 

Nayeli Lopez said, “I have mixed emotions as graduation approaches, but mostly I am thrilled and melancholy. As I reminisce on my high school memories, sadness fills my chest, but I am so excited for what the future is going to bring.”

Although many seniors are very excited about graduation and their accomplishments, there are others that wish the date was not so soon. It is a big step and a closing to their high school career that many students are not ready for.

“I feel content. I’m happy with what I’ve been able to do in these four years at Godinez. I feel that this chapter of my life is ready to close and as it does I feel secure in the choices I’ve made and the path I’ve cleared out for myself in life,” said Mekhi Jones.

Lopez shared that after the graduation ceremony, she plans to “go out to eat with [her] family and then hang out with [her] friends.” 

Senior Adriana Cisneros said she will miss her friends, counselors, and teachers because they have had a huge impact on her life.

As the class of 2022 graduation date comes closer, make sure to cherish these last few weeks you have on campus seniors. Now here are the dates for the upcoming senior activities:

Monday May 23rd: Distribution of Yearbook, Mug, Panoramic Picture, and Jostens might begin giving Cap and Gowns on this day.

Tuesday May 24th: Annual Dodgeball tournament (applications for student teams are available in the ASB room and they are due by Friday May 20th to the ASB room)

Wednesday May 25th: Staff vs Student Basketball game (Senioritis vs Arthritis) 

Thursday May 26th: Grad Nite at Disneyland 8:30 a.m.- 2 a.m.

Friday May 27th: College Signing Day free to all students, Picnic 10 a.m. to 3:17 p.m. (food served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and photo flip book from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for students that paid for the picnic).