Here are the top graduating students for 2012 from Lodi High School:
Parents: Dave and Linda Long
Post-grad plans: UC Berkeley, mechanical engineering
10-year plans: I plan to get my bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in architecture. I also hope to study abroad.
Clubs and activities: Science Olympiad, track, CSF, cross country
Most memorable experience: My most memorable experience was when my Rube Goldberg Project won third place at the regional Science Olympiad competition last year.
Special thanks: I would like to thank my father for the many, many hours he’s spent helping me study or work on last minute projects.
Parents: Gordon and Sharon Sprague
Post-grad plans: I will be studying mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley
10-year plans: I plan on going to graduate school after earning my B.S. in mechanical engineering and then starting my own company.
Clubs and Activities: Badminton, Science Olympiad, Boy Scouts Troop 199, St. Joachim Youth Group, cross-country, CSF, school play
Most memorable experience: Winning two medals at the state competitions for Science Olympiad in OPTICS! And experimental design.
Special thanks: I would like to thank my parents for their constant support and for expecting more of me than I expected of myself.
Parents: Adam and Laura Dodd
Post-grad plans: UC San Diego, major: undeclared physical sciences
10-year plans: Graduate college and move on to grad school
Clubs and activities: Swimming, water polo, CSF, student leader at church
Most memorable experience: The friends that I have made playing water polo and swimming and all the good times we’ve had.
Special thanks: Mom and dad for encouraging me to do my best.
Parents: Ghanshyam and Mita Patel
Post-grad plans: I will be attending UC San Diego, major is biochemisty.
10-year plans: In ten years, I will have completed medical school and hope to have a career somewhere in the medical field.
Clubs and activities: CSF, Interact Club, Environmental Club, Science Olympiad, Lodi Youth Commission, TeenLead, Lodi Public Library Tutor, Speech and Debate
Most memorable experience: A memorable experience was during speech and debate overcoming taking to a large crowd and getting past my events.
Special thanks: I would like to thank my whole family for loving and supporting me. I especially want to thank my mom and sister for being there for me and comforting me when I needed it.
Parents: Doug and Shelley Banks
Post-grad plans: Go to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to major in biological sciences, then study physical therapy at grad school.
10-year plans: Get my doctorate in physical therapy grad school, work in professional sports rehabilitation, and travel all over the world.
Clubs and activities: JV cross country, Varsity Water Polo, JV and varsity softball, CSF sealbearer
Parents: Kim and Corey Sutherland
Post-grad plans: Attending CSU Long Beach to major in kinesiotherapy
10-year plans: To survive college and the several science courses I’ll be taking, and to become a pediatric physical therapist.
Clubs and activities: I’ve participated in CSF, Friday Night Live Club, and several other clubs, but I’m most active in Interact Club. I’m president of the club this year and I love it!
Most memorable experience: Watching Marceau break up the fight that literally rolled into her classroom junior year.
Special thanks: My whole family deserves thanks for encouraging me and putting up with my craziness these past four years.
Parents: James and Janice Weiderrich
Post-grad plans: I’ll be attending Delta College and will most likely be majoring in music education and English. I would like to become a middle or high school teacher.
10-year plans: Spend two years at Delta, transfer to a university (like the University of the Pacific) to complete my degrees, then get a job at a middle or high school.
Clubs and activities: CSF, track and field, San Joaquin County Honor Choir, RYLA
Most memorable experience: Going to Camp RYLA where I learned more about being a leader, communicating with others and living in the snow. I also got to meet other girls from all over the state.
Special thanks: I would thank my parents because without them I would not be the person I am today. They are the ones who showed me the importance of getting an education and pushed me to be the best I could possibly be.
Most memorable experience: Going on a mission trip to Mexico in June 2011 to build houses for impoverished families.
Special thanks: My parents for always reminding me of my goals and what I’m working toward.
Parents: Todd and Denise Guendert
Post-grad plans: I plan on attending the University of San Diego and majoring in biology and psychology.
10-year plans: I hope to one day open my own psychology/counseling office to offer counseling to those with addictions and disorders.
Clubs and activities: Christian Club, Interact Club, Friday Night Live Club, JV and Varsity basketball, TeenLead, and L.O.V.E. Church group.
Most memorable experience: All of high school has been memorable. I have made amazing friends these four years, and we have done amazing things.
Special thanks: I thank my parents for everything they have sacrificed and for everything they have done to ensure I have the best opportunities in life.
Parents: Keith and Sonya Watts
Post-grad plans: Attend USC, major in film production
10-year plans: Graduate college, begin working for the movie industry, start a family, buy a house, and have awesome adventures.
Clubs and activities: Water polo, swimming, CSF, drama club
Most memorable experience: Blocking a five meter penalty shot against St. Mary’s in the final 30 seconds of a tied game in Sections.
Special thanks: My mom. She’s always been there to support me in my studies and continues to support me as I move toward my college experience.
Parents: Terrie Green and Patrick Swartz
Post-grad plans: UCSD, visual arts (media) major
10-year plans: Make movies, make money, be happy.
Clubs and activities: Drama club president, Lodi Youth Commission, School Site Council, CSF
Most memorable experience: Playing the lead role in the spring musical “Li’l Abner.”
Special thanks: My mom for always supporting and believing in me.