Congratulations to our Seniors who have shared with us their college commitments! We are extremely proud of the hard work you guys have put in to accomplish such an important milestone. Whichever path you have decided to take, we wish you the best of luck and hope to see you guys accomplish your dreams.
With that being said, the class of 2021 wraps up our senior year and heads to a new path as college freshman. Congratulations once again, and go conquer the world, Seniors–CLASS OF 2021!
-Nancy Alejo; Diane Rayo; Daisy Chiquito; Lizbeth Reyes; Samantha De Avila; Andrea Arias; Meegan Mirasol; Kimberly Perez; Aideth Palacios; Reyna Perez; Hermaione Sanchez; Celeste Cruz
Flor Castillo; Jacob Hernandez; Ximena Cabrera; Nicholas Forquer
Daysi Castillo; Andrea Charro; Andrea Gonzalez; Destiny Perez; Valeria Rodriguez;
Alyssa Chavez; Arlett Renteria
Mary Torres; Mathew Ruiz
Valery Montinola; Fatima Castillo
Heidi Olmedo; Mario Ruiz
Dante Rojas; Andrea Alaniz; Gabriela Reyes; Jessalyn Sierra; Herbert Diaz; Karizma Magaña; Kaitlin Molina; Maria Arleth Vilanova; Sergio Velez; Sofia Mancilla; Ethan Jimenez
We have made it through March, and it’s now time that UC’s have notified students of their acceptances. We have other students who have also shared where it is that they would like to attend, but their decisions aren’t final. Many are still waiting for their FAFSA or perhaps another school they had in mind. On the following list, however, I’m proud to congratulate many of our seniors, who have shared their UC acceptances with me:
UC Santa Cruz
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
We are anxiously waiting for our students to now commit to their dream college! With that being said, we are closely getting to the finish line and we are almost there, just a few months away from attending our dream schools. I’m proud to say that we have all worked hard for this day to come, and we are excited to see a new beginning.
I would like to introduce some words of our John Glenn seniors:
“I’m most likely going to commit to UC Berkeley. I want to become a pediatrician because I feel like I have a great connection with kids.”
“I have committed to Cal State Long Beach, and I chose to major in criminology to become a forensic investigator. After that I would like to go to law school to become a lawyer. I’m choosing to pursue this career because I want to bring justice to the country.”
“I am like 97% sure that I will commit to UC Santa Barbara. I would like to become a veterinarian technician because I love animals and I want to be of help to them.”
“I haven’t completely made my decision yet, but I will most likely go to Cal State Dominguez Hills. I applied for business in marketing. I chose this because I like working with others and also because math is my strong suit, so I feel that business is a good fit for me.”
Hello John Glenn Staff and Students. On behalf of the Shoemaker Bugle, I would like to take a moment to congratulate the class of 2021! We have made it through the first semester with all this chaos and we have entered a new phase in our lives. We are all taking a new step towards adulthood, and I’m honored to celebrate this special moment with all of you.
As we all know, college acceptance letters have been rolling in and I would like to say that we are extremely proud of everyone! Our class has been stolen of a year that should’ve been filled with memories and happiness, but we have managed to get through it. We are strong, we are powerful, and we will succeed!
Many do not understand the struggles we are going through or have faced this year just to get to where we are right now. But I place myself in all your shoes, seniors, to tell you that I understand. I understand the struggle–which is why I am here today to congratulate you all and honor your hard work. No matter what path you have decided to take, we honor your hard work and respect your decisions. Many have chosen to go straight to work, or to a community college, private university, vocational school, Cal State University or a UC, and we are very proud of you for all your accomplishments.
I would like to name some students that have shared with us their college acceptances and to once again honor their hard work and dedication this year.
Nancy Alejo- Cal State Long Beach
Katherine Ambriz- Cal State San Marcos
Andrea Alaniz- Cerritos College
Andrea Arias- Cal State Fullerton, CSU Channel Islands, Cal State Long Beach, Humboldt State University
Ximena Cabrera- Cal State LA, Cal State Fullerton, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Long Beach
Daysi Castillo- Cal State LA, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Flor Castillo- Cal State LA, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Andrea Charro- Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Long Beach
Alyssa Chavez- Chico State, Channel Islands
Daisy Chiquito- Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona
Celeste Cruz- Cal State LA, Cal State Long Beach
Samantha De Avila- Cal State LA, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Herbert Diaz- Cal State LA, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Karina Flores- Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State LA
Kassandra Flores- Cal State LA
Nicholas Forquer- Cal State Fullerton
Andrea Gonzalez- Cal State LA, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Long Beach
Stephanie Hernandez- Cal State East Bay, Sonora State
Monserrat Juarez- Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona
Anthony Lira- Cal State Long Beach
Natalie Luna- Cal State LA, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach
Ashley Manzano- Cal State LA, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Meegan Mirasol- Cal State LA, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Kaitlin Molina- Cal State LA, Channel Islands
Valery Montinola- San Diego State, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona
Evelyn Ordaz- Cal State LA
Aideth Palacios- Cal State LA & Cal State Bakersfield
Destiny Perez- Cal State LA, CSU Channel Islands, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Reyna Perez- Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Long Beach
Arlett Renteria- Chico State
Lizbeth Reyes- Cal State LA
Dante Rojas- Cal State LA, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Mathew Ruiz- Cal State LA, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Hermaione Sanchez- Cal State LA, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona
Nayeli Tec- Cal State LA
Caleb Tzic- Arizona State University, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Jimena Urena- Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona
Daniela Vazquez- Cal State LA
Rafael Valdez- University of Oregon, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Sacramento State, University of San Francisco, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Azusa Pacific University, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Northridge, & Fresno State
For this month’s Eagle Staff Spotlight, I wanted to share with you all someone special on our campus, Ms. Monica Afshar. Ms. Afshar is our College and Career Counselor, and this past Friday I had the honor of interviewing her. I learned a lot from her and I would like to inform you guys about someone who you can go to for guidance in your education.
Ms. Afshar received her Bachelor’s degree at UC Santa Barbara and a Masters degree and P.P.S. credential from Cal State Dominguez Hills. Just like many of us, Ms. Afshar was a first-generation college student with parents who did not attend college. When she was younger, she also struggled in applying for college and figuring out what career she wanted to pursue. Luckily, she received guidance from her school counselor as well, who helped her figure out everything.
Ms. Afshar told me that the reason she decided to become a counselor was to serve others and for students to have someone they can rely on without feeling intimidated. Ms. Afshar is a woman whom students can feel comfortable with.
Many students are afraid to seek help from teachers because they are afraid of feeling intimidated. But I have worked with Ms. Afshar, and she creates a comfortable atmosphere in which you are not afraid to ask for help. Students need this! Students can relate to her and feel comfortable when asking for help. Just like me and many of you guys, Ms. Afshar is Hispanic and understands the struggles we face. It’s nice to have someone on campus that understands you. I personally relate to Ms. Afshar because just like her I am going to be a first-gen college student. It was hard for me to navigate the educational system and apply for college, but Ms. Afshar was a tremendous help! She guided me and was there every step of the way during these hard times of COVID-19. Whenever I needed help, I would email her and she was there.
A recommendation from Mrs. Afshar to our seniors is to make sure to fill out the FAFSA, PLEASE! If you need help, seniors, Ms. Afshar is glad to help. Just email her at her school email MAfshar@nlmusd.k12.ca.us or you can contact through Schoology as well. She also has a helpful page on the JGHS website that includes helpful information called Afshar’s College and Career Corner.
Besides helping seniors, she would like to let all the freshman, sophomores, and juniors to try and aim for the best grades and try their best. She also recommends for students to start researching colleges and looking for your passion, so that when you get to your senior year you have an idea of what you would like to pursue. High school gives students an opportunity for exploration, says Ms. Afshar, and she is absolutely right.
With that being said I recommend for you all to visit Ms. Afshar and set up a Zoom meeting with her to talk about your college needs. She is extremely helpful and patient when helping out students. Ms. Afshar wanted to let you all know that she is blessed to be at our school and that she is here to help you all!
Aideth Palacios is a senior at John Glenn High School in the class of 2021. Her dream is to go on to college and pursue the career of nursing. In her free time, Aideth enjoys spending time with her family and friends. At school she is involved in CSF and AVID Club. Some of her favorite news sources include The Los Angeles Times, FOX News, and ABC News.
Hellooo class of 2021! Time has finally arrived, not as we had wished for but, it’s here. We are finally seniors! With all this chaos occurring of Covid-19 and school being closed down, we have not taken the time to prioritize what really matters–our future. Have you thought about what you wish to do? Perhaps continue on to college, work, or even both, but do you know where to start?
Maybe you don’t, but that is why I am here. To serve you as a guide and lead you through your journey of applying for college, FAFSA, and scholarships. You might be wondering, where do I start? My simple answer is: wherever your heart leads you. The most important step is choosing what you would like to become–your career choice. However, it’s fine if you don’t know yet. Do not stress! All you really need to know is if you want to continue on to college; and if you do, please pay attention to the following.
What type of education would you like to pursue?
Choices include community college, UCs, Cal States, private universities, career colleges/vocational training
Have you applied to FAFSA? What is FAFSA? How fast should I apply?
If you have not applied to FAFSA please do it ASAP!! FAFSA is federal student aid which is free money that helps you pay for school. The faster you apply the more money you might receive.
Interested in applying for a UC or Cal state ?
Make sure to fill out applications before the deadlines.
To apply for Cal State Universities: Once you have filled out basic info in California Colleges you will have the option to fill out the California State University application and it will redirect you to this website: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Have you applied for scholarships?
Well if you have not, please check these out!
Check out these two links, create an account, and start researching scholarships that best fit you: