Seniors Make Their Mark at Kennedy

By Emma Shoemaker, Clarion Staff

The current Senior Class has worked hard the past four years of high school with schoolwork balanced with sports, extracurricular activities, and spending time with family and friends. In the midst of the Class of 2019’s busy lives they still make time for what they enjoy to do. As the Senior Class enters their last days of high school, they continue to mark their path, savoring the last moments before graduation.

Brandon Noguchi, Casandra Dominguez, Wendy Rios, Leila Fitt, Crystal Montanez (In order from left to right) proudly display their Monday “Chad Day” spirit gear.

Music is a way for students to either focus while they study or listen to while relaxing alone or with friends. The majority of seniors commented that music allows for them to decompress after a long day and to prevent from becoming overwhelmed. Within the class of 2019 popular music tastes include Rap, Pop, early 2000 and late 90s music. Senior class president, Julian Williams, commented that his favorite music artists are Kendrick Lamar, YG, and Nipsey Hussle. Other popular artists for the senior class include Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, and Khalid.

For the Senior Class, fashion has become extremely diverse. Many Seniors appreciate shopping at thrift stores to get cheaper options, while also receiving trendy clothes. Senior Cristal Odipeo, remarked that the stores she most enjoys to shop for clothes at are “Pacsun and Eco Thrift because they have really cool clothing pieces and some are even vintage.” High waisted jeans and shorts have come back into fashion along with various vintage outfits and clothing.

After four years at Kennedy, the Class of 2019 have become well acquainted with nearby food locations to indulge in after a day of hard work at school. A few minutes after the bell rings it is not uncommon to see a group of seniors walking down Florin Road to Taco Bell or Baskin Robbins. Also, Wingstop and T4 are close by and are popular locations for Seniors to to eat at with friends and family. Many Seniors meet at Starbucks on the weekends or at night to study either solo or for group projects.

As the Senior Class looks towards the future, they reflect on their favorite memories. Senior, Alyssa Orot commented, “While attending Kennedy it made me realize a lot about myself. I realize that I have a lot of love and affection for my time practicing dance and time with my peers.” As Seniors in PACE, MAD, ROTC, and other fellow students remember fond times at Kennedy, and are thankful for favorite music, food, and styles that made their time at Kennedy more unique.


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