Class of 2019 Top 10 Seniors

Elisa Martinez, Features Reporter

  • Jenny Chen, GPA 4.600

Attending: UC Berkeley, Undeclared. Planning to double major in biology and comparative literature.

Magnet: WLGS

Top two extracurriculars: Science Bowl and volunteering as a tutor

Hardest class: AP Spanish Literature

Favorite teacher: “I don’t have a favorite teacher because each teacher is different, and they each have contributed something to my understanding and growth, and I really appreciate that.”

Favorite memory of senior year: “Mr. Bruno calling me ‘Benny Fenn.’”

 

  • Camryn Butze, GPA 4.525

Attending: University of Rochester, Cognitive Science

Magnet: STEMM

Top two extracurriculars: Sports Medicine and Oakgrove

Hardest class: AP Physics

Favorite teacher: “I don’t think I can pick a favorite teacher because I learned some things so different from each one of them.”

Best memory: “The days that it was nice and sunny out so my friends and I got to eat lunch on the front lawn.”

 

 

  • Aidan Yoo, GPA 4.505

Attending: University of Pennsylvania, Biochemistry. Thinking of double majoring in molecular cellular biology.

Magnet: STEMM

Top two extracurricular activities: Solar Cup and Class of 2019

Hardest class: Calculus BC

Favorite teacher: “I don’t have a favorite teacher, but a teacher I really like is Mrs. Chew. I’ve had her since sophomore year. I feel like she is a really good teacher. I like being in her class. I feel like she makes the classroom environment fun.”

Best memory: “Going to a homecoming game because you feel the school spirit, and you’re there with your friends; your teachers are there and you’re there late. I don’t know, it’s just fun and nice. You kind of forget about school for a couple of hours.”

 

 

  • Cindy Lin, GPA 4.500

Attending: UC Berkeley, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Magnet: WLGS

Top two extracurriculars: Bible Club and Japan Bowl

Hardest class: AP Physics

Favorite teacher: “Ms. Nomachi, because I have been with her for four years and we kind of know each other, and it is pretty fun being in her class. Ms. Salibian, because I felt like I learned a lot, and I thought that was a fun class too.”

Favorite class: Japanese 4 or Calculus BC

 

 

Attending: Swarthmore College, Biology

Magnet: WLGS

Top two extracurriculars: Swim team and Junior State of America

Hardest class: AP Physics

Favorite teacher: “Mr. Silberman, because I really enjoyed his class, and I feel like I learned a lot from him.”

Biggest pet peeve about high school: “When people walk slowly in the hallways.”

 

  1. Schyler Marvin, GPA 4.450

Attending: UC Berkeley, Undeclared

Magnet: WLGS

Top two extracurriculars: Marching band and Science bowl

Hardest class: AP Physics

Favorite teacher: “Mrs. Chew is fun and really cares about her students beyond the class. I’ve had her for three years in a row, and that class and everyone there is a family.”

Favorite memory: “The strike was very good, when we went Downtown to the first rally. Seeing all those people there was really cool. Being there and doing something I really believed in, being that big part of people to support teachers and support the bettering of the school system was really cool.”

 

  1. Evan Holter, GPA 4.42     

Attending: UCLA, Political Science

Magnet: WLGS

Top two extracurriculars: Oakgrove and journalism

Hardest class: Calculus BC

Favorite teacher: “It is a tie between Mr. Silberman, Mrs. Chew and Mr. Bruno. All three of them, even though they teach different subjects, they all have an approach that makes me feel comfortable while still being able to learn so much from them in the constructive learning environments they create.”

Funniest moment: “A couple friends of mine and I drove over to Men’s Warehouse to get a suit for prom. On our way, we all started to sing ‘It Wasn’t Me’ by Shaggy, and I started to yell it out of the car.”

 

  1. Desmond Andersen, GPA 4.400

Attending: UCLA, Computational and Systems biology

Magnet: WLGS

Top two extracurriculars: Band and sculpting

Hardest class: AP Physics

Favorite teacher: “Mr. Liang, because he’s pretty chill. Mr. Lee, too.”

Biggest pet peeve about high school: “That the bathrooms are never open or if they are, they don’t have soap.”

 

  1. Victoria Corpuz, GPA 4.400

Attending: UCSD, Structural Engineering

Magnet: WLGS

Top two extracurriculars: Soccer and internship for Venice Paparazzi

Hardest class: AP Physics

Favorite teacher: “Mr. Wright, because he’s just really chill.”

Best memory: “Winning the championship for soccer and volleyball.”

 

  1. Justin Delgado, GPA 4.400

Attending: UC Berkeley, Bioengineering

Magnet: WLGS

Top two extracurriculars: Gymnastics and diving

Hardest class: AP Physics

Favorite teacher: “Mrs. Chew, because she’s really nice. It’s a lot of fun in that class, and she teaches the class really well.”

Best memory: “Getting to know all of the friends I’ve met and spending time with their wonderful selves.”

 

  1. Antonia Frangiyyeh, GPA 4.400

Attending: SMC, Psychology

Magnet: WLGS

Top two extracurriculars: Teaching kids Arabic and embroidery

Hardest class: Calculus BC

Favorite teacher: “Mrs. Chew because I’ve had her for three years and I feel like she really cares about her students and teaches you math really well.”

Biggest pet peeve about high school: ”When people clump up in the hallways when you’re trying to walk through.”

  1. Quinlan McKnight, GPA 4.400

Attending: UCLA, Civil Engineering

Magnet: WLGS

Top two extracurriculars: Volunteering at church and band

Hardest class: AP Physics

Favorite teacher: “Mrs. Chew because she makes math fun.”

Biggest pet peeve about high school: “People throwing food off of the balcony.”

 

  1. Christopher Nakatsuka, GPA 4.400

Attending: UC Berkeley, Interdisciplinary Studies

Magnet: WLGS  

Top two extracurriculars: Boy Scouts and athletics

Hardest class: AP Chemistry

Favorite teacher: ”Ms. Nomachi because you can see the care she puts into her work and how much she cares about her students.”

Best memory: “The friends and all the memories I’ve made. Just the whole experience.”

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