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Lodi High School top grads for 2010

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Priyank Patel

Clara Wiederrich

Elise Robinson

Jacob Baumbach

Zyania Lizarraga

Joseph Benapfl

Shantel Dickerson

Thomas Carli

Megan Demaranville

Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 3:01 pm, Sun Sep 26, 2010.

Here are the top graduating students for 2010 from Lodi High School:

Name: Priyank Patel

Parents: Sunny Patel and Sue Patel

Post-graduation plans (including college and career): University of California, Los Angeles, double major microbiology, immunology, molecular genetics and political science

What are your goals for the next 10 years? Finish undergraduate years, go into medical school, finish medical school and start my residency in cardiac surgery.

Clubs and activities during high school: Science Olympiad, Speech and Debate, Track and Field, Cross-country, Nerds Club, CSF, Taking Real Leadership, Storm Drain Detectives, Lodi Youth Commission, St. Mary's Dining Hall Volunteer, Dameron Hospital Volunteer, Interact Club, Frisbee Club, Science Club, KEY Club, STAND Club

Most memorable experience: Hanging out with all friends last summer and swimming, and then getting 7-11 slushees almost everyday.

If you could thank anyone for contributing to your education who would it be and why? I would thank my dad, Sunny Patel, for being there for me, motivating me, providing me with energy, happiness, wisdom and love in order to make it through these arduous years and come out on top. His inspiration will always contribute to any of my endeavors and was truly grateful to have hi in my life. Thanks Dad!

Name: Clara Wiederrich

Parents: James and Janice Wiederrich

Post-graduation plans (including college and career): I will be attending University of California, San Diego to major in electrical engineering

What are your goals for the next 10 years? In 10 years I will have completed graduate school and hope to be teaching at a university.

Clubs and activities during high school: Theater, Badminton, SEAL Club, CSF, TRL, KEY Club, Interact Club, Choir, Speech and Debate, math tutor

Most memorable experience: Being able to act in and direct many drama club productions and participate in all the theater activities

If you could thank anyone for contributing to your education, who would it be and why? I would like to thank my parents for teaching me to value education and always encouraging me to do my best.

Name: Elise Robinson

Parents: Doug and Erika Robinson

Post-graduation plans (including college and career): I'll attend University of California, Davis, majoring in biomedical engineering and music

What are your goals for the next 10 years? I want to start my career and live my life in balance.

Clubs and activities during high school: Badminton, Cross-country, Advanced Choir, piano lessons, Youth Group, Storm Drain Detectives, Academic Decathlon

Most memorable experience: Singing with the Lodi High and County Honor Choirs

If you could thank anyone for contributing to your education, who would it be and why? My first thoughts go to my parents, but I also have to thank Mrs. Benight, Fr. Mike Kelly, and my Lockeford, Houston and Lodi High School teachers. These important people guided me as I grew academically and individually.

Name: Jacob Baumbach

Parents: Jeff and Karen Baumbach

Post-graduation plans (including college and career): University of California, Los Angeles, as a double major in communications and economics

What are your goals for the next 10 years? Graduate with a double major in communications and economics, graduate law school and work as a lawyer at a firm

Clubs and activities during high school: Speech and Debate, Eagle Scout, German Club, Young Voters Club, School Site Council

Most memorable experience: Senior Year Lodi High Speech and Debate Tournament

If you could thank anyone for contributing to your education, who would it be and why? My parents because they have supported me throughout my educational career.

Name: Zyania Lizarraga

Parents: Angelica and Carlos Lizarraga

Post-graduation plans (including college and career): University of California, Santa Barbara, for psychiatry/psychology

What are your goals for the next 10 years? Attend medical School -M.D., visit Germany, receive doctorate as well, start career

Clubs and activities during high school: MECha Club, CSF,sGerman Club, Storm Drain Detectives, Drama Club, Key Club, SEAL Club, Modern Language Club

Most memorable experience: Producing a documentary in video production and presenting the work at a screening.

If you could thank anyone for contributing to your education, who would it be and why? My family for always encouraging me to do my best, teachers and staff for providing a positive learning environment, as well as the women from Soroptimist, Ms. Koth and Mrs. Soto, for financial aid.

Name: Joseph Benapfl

Parents: William and Lea Benapfl

Post-graduation plans (including college and career): University of California, Berkeley, major in Media Studies

What are your goals for the next 10 years? A career in advertising/marketing

Clubs and activities during high school: Band, County Honor Band, Science Olympiad, Academic Decathlon, CSF, Varsity Tennis, Math Tutorial, Nerd's Club

Most memorable experience: Competing in the Academic Decathlon State Finals this year.

If you could thank anyone for contributing to your education, who would it be and why? All of the teachers and friends I have encountered that made education interesting.

Name: Shantel Dickerson

Parents: Rick and DeAnn Dickerson

Post-graduation plans (including college and career): University of California at Santa Barbara, undeclared

What are your goals for the next 10 years? During college, I want to study psychology abroad in Italy for a year. After college, I would be interested in going back to Italy to teach English or possibly joining the Peace Corps. I would like to continue teaching or become a Psychologist.

Clubs and activities during high school: Volleyball, basketball, softball (all four years), CSF, Friday Night Live, Christian Club, Flame Fanatics, Every 15 minutes, TRL (Freshman Orientation)

Most memorable experience: Rotary Summer Exchange to Italy where I became a member of an amazing family.

If you could thank anyone for contributing to your education, who would it be and why? My parents because their support helped me and motivated me to be the best that I can be.

Name: Thomas Carli

Parents: Richard and Wendy Carli

Post-graduation plans (including college and career): University of California, Santa Barbara, Majoring in Computer Science in a field of Astronomy

What are your goals for the next 10 years? First I plan on graduating from University of California, Santa Barbara, then hopefully continuing my schooling and getting a Master's Degree. After that, I'll either try and find a job or continue for my Doctorate Degree. For a Job, my goal is to be working at the NASA Corporation.

Clubs and activities during high school: Nerd's Club, CSF, Band Flame Fanatics

Most memorable experience: My most memorable experience is finally completing my senior project (which was organizing a dance) and looking down at the crowd and realizing that I was successful and I had accomplished what I set out to do.

If you could thank anyone for contributing to your education, who would it be and why? I would like to thank my family for supporting me throughout my entire education. I would also like to thank all of my teachers along the way who have inspired me to learn and better my education. I was those teachers who taught because they love teaching that had the most impact.

Name: Megan Demaranville

Parents: Jody Shibler, Vern Demaranville

Post-graduation plans (including college and career): University of California, Davis, Major in Biochemistry, career in anesthesiology

What are your goals for the next 10 years? I plan to go to med. school and become an anesthesiologist

Clubs and activities during high school: Drill team, CSF, Coach K-2 grade cheer

Most memorable experience: Performing at halftime last Halloween.

If you could thank anyone for contributing to your education, who would it be and why? My mother has helped me through any class I have ever needed help in. She is one of the most intelligent women and has helped me through math and chemistry.

Name: Kristin Gomez

Parents: Rick and Cindy Gomez

Post-graduation plans (including college and career): University of California, Davis, Master of Science in Nursing

What are your goals for the next 10 years? My goals for the next 10 years are to graduate from college, have a successful career that I enjoy, and hopefully start a family.

Clubs and activities during high school: CSF (2006-2010), Key Club (2007-2008), Drill Team, Friday Night Live

Most memorable experience: My most memorable experience would be all of the friendships that I have made in high school

If you could thank anyone for contributing to your education, who would it be and why? If I could thank anyone for contributing to my education, it would be my parents for all of their support and unconditional love in everything that I do.

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