Class of 2022

Needles High School’s Graduating Seniors

Class of 2022

 

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”

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On Friday night, we will say goodnye to the Class of 2022. Their time at NHS has come to an end but their journey is just beginning. They have worked hard for the past four years and now it is time for them to go out into the world and make us proud. We wish all the graduating seniors success in the future and will always be proud to call them Mustangs. We will miss you. Everyone at Needles High School wishes you all the luck for your bright future and beautiful life.

 

Josephine Abel’s favorite memory of high school was getting ready for football games and cheering along with the cheerleaders. One thing that she would have done differently was to engage herself in group work. Her favorite year of high school was her Senior year. Josie said that “The most important thing that I have learned was learning how to take notes, and how to study well enough to pass the class and/or test.” Josie is graduating with High Honors.

 

Serenity Adams 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mia Andrews is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Arquero said that he has so many great memories of NHS that he couldn’t choose just one but his freshmen year was by far his favorite. One thing you would have done differently in high school would have been to participate in more activities. His message to incoming freshmen would be that “If you’re going to be late, just be 45 minutes late.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Bellhouse will graduate from NHS next week but will always remember traveling to Lincoln his Sophomore year and messing around in the hotel room. One thing he would have done differently was to play football from the start of freshman year and his Freshman to Sophomore year was the time of my life. The most important thing Bobby learned in high school was to never be late to Mr.Thomas’ class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashleigh Blackwell’s plan after high school is to attend college to be a Radiologist. The most important thing she learned in high school was to be respectful and enjoy the young times. Her favorite year of high school was her freshman year because it was her first. Ashleigh’s favorite memory was Senior Appreciation Day (SAD) as a freshman and again this year as a senior. One thing she would’ve done differently would be participating in more school events. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Bombardier’s plan after high school is to enroll in a trade school and become a welder. The most important thing he learned in high school was to stay engaged during online school. His senior year was his favorite because he was able to take welding.  William is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jordyn Breaux’s plan after high school is to attend MCC and earn her CNA license, RN license, and a bachelor’s degree in science. The most important thing she learned in high school was to not care what others think of her and to never take a day for granted because life goes by way too fast. Her favorite year of high school was her senior year. Jordyn’s favorite memory of high school was all the sporting events everyone attended and all the school activities. One thing she would have done differently would be to participate more at pep rallies her freshman year. Jordyn is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Never take anything for granted and take advantage of your opportunities because nothing is ever guaranteed.”

— Rowan Breaux

Rowan Breaux’s plan after high school is to attend a community college where she will get her prerequisites out of the way and eventually transfer to a university where she will earn a dental degree and become an orthodontist. The most important thing she learned in high school was to never take anything for granted and take advantage of your opportunities because nothing is ever guaranteed. Her favorite year of high school was her senior year because it was when everyone came together after being apart for so long and that was a cool experience. Rowan made so many great memories, she couldn’t choose just one. One thing she would’ve done differently was not cared so much about what others thought of her and spent more time with the ones she loved. Rowan is graduating with High Honors. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alden Buckles’ plan after high school is to enlist in the United States Navy. The most important thing he learned in high school was to follow a routine and stay positive. His favorite year of high school was his freshman year because it all felt new and different. Alden’s favorite memory of high school was attending sporting events. One thing he would’ve done differently would be more social. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hailey Burns is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cristian Calderon is the Class of 2022’s Valedictorian. He will be attending UC Davis after graduation to begin his education to one day become a trauma surgeon. He said that his favorite year at NHS was his Sophomore and his first pep rally was the most memorable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Alicia Caudillo wants future Mustangs to put their studies first and “to stop caring about every little thing and stressing yourself out for no reason.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nate Chavez will always remember when he, Parker, Tyce, and Alex were making beats in Darrows. His one regret is that he didn’t play more than one sport. His advice to future students is to “keep on top of your work.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rylee Chavez said the most important thing she has learned in the last four years is that it is “always fun to participate in every event because later on, you’ll regret it if you don’t.” She will always remember the pep rallies and her freshman year because S.A.D day was so much fun and she did a lot of things. Rylee says she would not have done anything differently because “high school is fun and it’s where I’ve made all my memories at.” Rylee is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

Destiny Cleland’s favorite memories of high school are getting ready for the dances and volleyball trips with her teammates. Like her other classmates, she says her Freshman year has been her favorite due to the fact she spent most of the others at home, quarantined with the rest of the world. She encourages everyone to participate in more activities while in high school because that is something she regrets not doing. “The most important thing I learned in high school was not to take time for granted. It goes way too fast.” Destiny hopes to attend college, possibly in Arizona or California, to study Business and play volleyball. Destiny is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Corlew said her favorite memory of high school was when her friends and she were playing a game with a stuffed animal. As she leaves NHS, one thing she wishes she would have done differently was to get better grades during her sophomore year. The most important thing she learned was to value her family and friends more. “You never know when you’ll lose them.” Hannah is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After four years as a Mustang, Nixie Davis remembers her Sophomore year as her favorite but she only wishes she had studied a little more. She will graduate this Spring with the class of 2022 and will always look back fondly on Mr. Thomas’s crazy way of lecturing and his knack for keeping them entertained. Nixie is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanessa Deremiah’s favorite memory in high school was her first pep rally at NHS. Her senior year has been her favorite but she does wish she had paid more attention during her freshman year. Her time at Needles High has taught her that she should “not count the days, but make the days count.” Vanessa is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyce Diaz’s favorite memory of high school was Homecoming week and his favorite year was his Freshman. His advice is, “Do everything or at least try everything.” Tyce plans to join the military after graduation. Tyce is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avery Eastman-Harris will always remember traveling to all of the football games with Cheer and her senior year at Needles High School. Her one regret is that she didn’t get her driver’s license sooner. The most important thing Avery learned at NHS is that everyone should participate in all of the activities that they can. Because they will be mad that they missed the opportunities. She will be attending SUU in the fall to study Early Education. Avery is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynsey Federico has enjoyed her Senior year the most and all the times she and her friends made memories together. She wishes she would have been more involved her Freshman year but looks forward to what the future brings. “I’ve learned time goes by fast and you need to enjoy every moment you have.” Lynsey is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaelobe Foley enjoyed being the class clown throughout high school but wishes he would have participated in school more. As he goes out into the world, he is proud that he learned how to be smart with money while attending NHS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anastacia Fritz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caden Funderburg plans to work in the construction field until he is ready to get his pilot’s license. His ultimate goal is to become an aerial gunman for the Air Force.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cali Geiger is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June Goldbach 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Guerrero is grateful that he was able to learn to weld while in high school and will never forget the “insanely hyped softball games.” He wishes he had focused more on work while here but now he is ready for his next adventure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They have forever to go on vacation or ask that person on a date. Stop rushing everything and go with the flow.”

— Madison Guffey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of the four years, Madison Guffey has attended Needles High School, she says her Senior year is her favorite. Singing in the choir her sophomore year is a memory she will not soon forget. If she could go back in time she would spend more time with her friends and less stressing out over homework. She wants the younger classmen to know that these are not the times of their lives. “They have forever to go on vacation or ask that person on a date. Stop rushing everything and go with the flow.” Madison plans to attend college next year and major in English. She hopes to be a teacher someday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s okay to be different. Show off who you are. It’s boring to be like everyone else. Live life to the fullest!”

— La-Tiarra Haar

La-Tiarra Haar will be making NHS proud next year when she enlists in the United States Navy. She will remember all the pep rallies and wants future Mustangs to “Not worry about people being your friends.” The most important thing she has learned in high school is that “It’s okay to be different. Show off who you are. It’s boring to be like everyone else. Live life to the fullest!”

 

 

 

Seth Hall is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Hanrahan is graduating with Honors and plans to take classes at a community college.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James Hardison’s favorite memory of high school would have to be when he played UNO with a couple of his friends during lunch hours. It was the only time he ever held a full conversation with people I truly loved talking to. As he looks to the future, he says, “I would have stood up to open opportunities by asking/answering questions and negotiating with my peers.” His favorite year would be the 9th because it had the most relatable people to chat with. The most important thing he has learned in high school is to become more independent and solve problems face to face. James is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Senior Savannah Hazelwood goes off to GCU, she will fondly remember the NHS pep rallies. Looking back she would tell new students to “participate in everything and don’t buy a planner every year if you are not going to use it.” Savannah is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trentin Hendersen’s favorite memory of high school was back in his freshman year when Woods cut his hair for Senior Appreciation Day. He wishes he had been more social during high school and he says that his favorite year of high school was his freshman year because it was the only “normal year of high school” he got. Something he wants students to remember is to get their work done on time. Trentin has signed up for the Navy’s Nuclear Engineering program and will be starting his career directly after graduation. Trentin is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janessa Hick’s favorite memories of high school included having pep rallies and dressing up for spirit days. Something she wishes she had done is participate in more school activities. Her favorite year of high school was her senior year and the most important thing she learned is to not stress over the little things. Janessa is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yadin Hittle’s favorite high school memory is his trip to Lincoln for basketball his freshman year with his friends Tyce, Parker, and Nate. Yadin wishes he hadn’t spent as much time focusing on his past relationships, and his favorite year of high school was his freshman year. His advice to incoming freshmen is to have as much fun as possible because high school goes by quickly and will be over before you know it. He and Bobby Bellhouse will be traveling together to Oregon for Linemen School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep focused on anything you need to get done, but make time for yourself as well.”

— Avion Jackson

Avion Jackson says that her most memorable year of high school was her freshman year because that was the year she won State for softball. The advice she has for current and future Mustangs is to keep focused on anything you need to get done, but make time for yourself as well. “Be responsible, and focus on you.” Avion plans on attending NAU (Northern Arizona University) to get her bachelor’s degree and become a dental hygienist. Avion is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joanna Kearney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Kleine’s favorite time during high school was when we were online using computers. In addition to this, Brian wishes he had been less social during his high school years, and now that his favorite year of high school is coming to a close, his advice to NHS Mustangs is to be careful who you trust. After high school, Brian plans to work to save money and to go to college and study Animation Design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collin Leivas wishes that he would have studied more & worked harder on some assignments and wants the students at NHS to not procrastinate. His favorite memory will always be Mr.Thomas’s crazy ways to lecture and keep his students entertained. Collin is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good things come to those who work. ”

— Te Limon

Te Limon recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball for LaVerne University in the fall with her older sister, Valentina. Her proudest moment as a Mustang was making varsity as a freshman for basketball. She wishes that she would have gotten more involved with other activities but learned a very valuable lesson, “Good things come to those who work.” Te is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leah Lopez is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devin Marquez told us that his Senior year is by far his favorite but he does wish that he did more as a Freshman. His favorite memory will always be Terran Woody falling down in dizzy bat. In the past four years, he has learned that teachers want to see you succeed. Devin is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austin McDow says the most important thing he learned during his time here was that You can’t make everyone happy, so make sure you are. As he walks off the field on graduation night he will miss playing football on Brannigan Field with his friends. Austin will be going to Texas to attend school to be a lineman. Austin is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tatyana Medrano’s favorite memory of high school was when everyone switched from the Junior section to the Senior section during the last pep rally of the year. One thing she would have done differently while in high school would have been to stay on top of her online work. The most important thing she learned was “To just be me because you will have so much more fun with your class.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ezra Necochea’s favorite year of high school was as a Junior. He leaves these parting words for his fellow alumni, “Don’t trust anyone.”

 

 

 

 

Kade O’Dell’s favorite memory of high school was the fun he had on Senior Appreciation Day. Because it was his only full year of high school, his Freshman year is his favorite though he wishes he would have partied a little more. He wanted to share the following advice with the class of 2025, “Don’t stress over your classes. High school is too easy to stress over, just get your work done and absolutely chill.” Kade plans to join the Navy in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be yourself and hard work always pays off in the end ”

— Wyatt Olderwurtel

Wyatt Olderwurtel’s favorite memory of high school was the Freshman year playoffs in baseball because he got to hang out with the Seniors and go around the hotel & casino. One thing he would’ve done differently was to not try to fit in and be liked so much. Wyatt wants the incoming freshman to know, “Be yourself and hard work always pays off in the end.” Wyatt signed early to the US Army. He will be leaving on June 21st for Fort Benning, Georgia.  He will be trained to become a Calvery Scout. He hopes to complete ranger school while there as well. When he comes home he will go to school to be a radiology technician. Wyatt is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaiden Oropeza plans to go into law enforcement after graduation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People are not lying when they say high school will be over quickly”

— Juliana Ortiz

 

Juliana Ortiz is the Class of 2022’s Salutatorian. Her favorite memory of high school was when her softball team won the State Championship, and the community came together and surprised the team when they got back into town. Her favorite year was her freshman year because it was the only normal year her class had and she wished she would have never taken being in class for granted. The most important thing Juliana learned in high school was that “People are not lying when they say high school will be over quickly.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Aaron Palacios, the highlight of high school was playing football on Friday nights. His favorite year at NHS was his freshman year. One thing Aaron learned in high school is that we’re doing it for nothing. Aaron wishes he would have partied more in high school.

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Pando will go out into the world with too many good memories to name and wants future Mustangs to, “Stay more focused.” He will be looking to work with heavy machinery or welding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kobrea Phillips
finished out her high school career leading the Mustangs as their ASB president. She plans on going to college to study business and marketing. Kobrea is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gunnar Powell will be joining the Navy and training to be a Sonar Technician. Gunnar is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caezar Rabaneles leaves campus with the memories of his AVID trips, the pep rallies, and his football games. He says the most important thing he learned in high school was, “Be mature and respect everyone.” Caezar is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raena Robles is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Rockwood leaves this message for the future alumni, “Do your work on time and don’t fail classes.” Christopher plans on getting his CDL and then going to Lineman/Solar Technologies school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isabella Rodriguez’s favorite memory while in high school was the times she spent in Freshmen Studies with Jerrica Devon and Erina Velasquez. One thing she would have done differently would have been to have dressed the way she wanted to the very first day of school and not wait until Senior year. The most important thing she learned was to, “Literally be yourself. Don’t try so hard. Be honest with yourself & others.” Isabella is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dawson Sallis enjoyed his freshman year at NHS the most but wishes he had talked to girls more. When leaving after graduation, Dawson will always remember the good times “Coolin with Caden in his truck.” Dawson is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Santos leaves NHS with only one regret he wishes he would have gone out more. He wants the freshman to remember, “You can do it last minute, but it sucks.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua Hollowell-Smeltzer leaves NHS with one regret. “I wish I would have not participated in Senior Appreciation Day because it ruined my image.” Joshua performed an amazing rendition of the popular song, Baby Shark on stage and was instantly a crowd favorite. He also says that he learned that if you stay a shut-in, you will always be one, but if you go out, your life will be a lot better. Joshua is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Madison Smith’s favorite memory was hearing Christian say, “My saxophone looks like cheese” from across the room. She enjoyed her freshman year the best and is proud of the fact that she never cheated when doing her school work online. Her message to future Mustangs is to “Never cheat on your schoolwork.” Madison is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homecoming week is Ira Stone’s favorite memory at Needles High School and like many of his classmates, his Freshman year was his best. He regrets that he didn’t participate in every sport but is glad that he learned some valuable social skills while at NHS.

 

 

 

 

 

Jasmine Valdez wants everyone to know that they should “participate in more spirit days and that they don’t need everyone they have now in the future.” Jasmine is graduating with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parker Wagstaff’s favorite memory of high school was Saturdays and Sundays. If he could have done anything differently it would have been to drop out. His favorite year was his freshman year. The most important thing he learned in high school was to not try so hard. Parker was Homecoming King and also played Romeo in the school play. Parker is graduating with High Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miranda White’s favorite memory of NHS was playing with the band at her very first football game. Her favorite year of high school was freshman year because she got to learn so much. One thing that Miranda would have done differently would have been to focus more on her grades rather than her friends. The most important thing that Miranda learned from her high school experience was that “the more you struggle the more you remember.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Spencer White’s favorite memory of NHS was going to Dollar General at lunch with friends. His favorite year of high school was sophomore year. If he could’ve done anything differently it would have been to try harder and do his work. The three most important skills he learned in high school were budgeting, planning, and math. Spencer plans to find a job and begin working right away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethan Wilson’s favorite year of high school was his senior year. When asked what his favorite memory of high school was, he replied “ all of the good memories.” If he could have done anything differently at NHS it would have been to stay on top of his work. Ethan says that the most important thing that his high school experience taught him was to think more about his actions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethan Wunker will always remember being in Mrs. Hanline’s class. One thing he would have done differently would be to have participated in more sports. The most important thing he’s learned in high school is that it goes by fast so don’t take it for granted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Olivia  Zuniga will be attending community college in the fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ashton Garcia plans to find a decent job after graduation before he applies to college. He will leave NHS with the memory of winning first place for his performance during SAD.

 

 

Frederick Knox will never forget playing basketball during the pep rallies and he hopes to work and live a good life.

 

 

 

Kennedy Pollock loves animals, breeds dogs, and loves hiking. She hopes to explore every inch of Yellowstone while at college. She will be attending BYU in Idaho and majoring in Animal Science.

 

 

 

Abigail Thompson plans to attend a community college for two years and then transfer to a university. While at NHS she learned the valuable lesson that her choices have consequences. She will fondly remember the nature walks with Mr. Thomas.

 

 

 

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