By: Michelle Villlanueva
As seniors graduate, we wish them the best of luck in their next years to become successful and prosperous. Here are a few seniors that are doing big things in their near future.
Sio Laulusa aspires to have his music play in the ears of his peers. He plans on attending CCSF to pursue his dreams of becoming a producer and graduating with a degree in sound engineering. As a child, Laulusa always viewed music as an integral part of his life.
“I guess music has always been in me, and I figured out [that] being a producer is what’s best for me,” Laulusa says.
Laulusa started his music career in middle school, with it originally just being one of his hobbies. Eventually, Laulusa wanted to take this hobby and turn it into something more serious.
“I feel that’s what I’m best at, and I feel like that’s my ticket to something great.” Currently, Laulusa uploads his original beats on Soundcloud and promotes himself through the use of social media and his friends.
Laulusa says, “ I hope my music impacts people in a way that they’ll be inspired to make [their own] music in any way, shape, or form. I hope to inspire them to go above and beyond, and always stay on that grind.”
With the support from his friends and family, Laulusa plans on continuing his music career for a very long time.
After high school, Celine Thach plans on becoming a United States Marine. Thach believes that enlisting would give her the chance to see things from a different perspective.
“Joining the military would give me the opportunity to experience different spaces, and teach me technical skills so I can thrive in my work environment.”
Growing up, Thach didn’t picture herself joining the military, but in recent years she has been influenced by a family friend. Thach thought it would be a good idea to join due to the opportunities and benefits it offers, such as healthcare and insurance.
“I would like to pursue a career in the Marines, but I am open to stopping after my first enlistment or two. It’s one of those things where you don’t know how you will feel about it until after you’re doing it, so I can only hope that I can enjoy it enough to do it as a career.” Thach says.
Larissa Braganza plans on attending San Jose State to major in kinesiology, while also continuing her sports career by participating in basketball intramurals (co-ed basketball). Braganza wants to become a physical therapist. After having a knee injury, Braganza has had extensive physical therapy. The support that she received from her therapist introduced her to the profession and got her interested.
“After I had my knee injury, I had to go to physical therapy for about two months, and the experience I had working with my therapist had me consider pursuing that type of career,” Braganza says.
Braganza feels that going into this field of work is something she can see herself doing for a long time. “I want to interact with people who had similar injuries as me and I get to help them go through their recovering process.” says Braganza
After graduating, Daniel Jai will attend the University of Pennsylvania to pursue law. He believes that learning about politics will set him on track for pursuing legal studies and to eventually becoming a lawyer.
Law isn’t always what Jai planned on pursuing while growing up. However, as he grew older Jai volunteered at his church’s summer camp where they served children in the community. Also, with Jai being a part of Lincoln’s student government, he was inspired to make a difference amongst his peers.
Jai wants to be able to fight for the rights of underrepresented peoples, such as immigrants and impoverished groups, and becoming a lawyer will let him do so. Law is something Jai thinks he will partake in profession for the foreseeable future stating, “I will continue to pursue this [law] for as long as injustice remains present for me to take action.”