Aricsa Lopez is currently a student at David G Millen Law and Government Magnet Academy and previously attended Ocotillo elementary. She will attend Highland High School, and, with her athletic skills hopefully earn a full-ride scholarship to USC. She is a GATE student and has been on honor roll all of 5th grade and 6th grade. Aricsa knows the value of an education and would like to pursue a business degree at USC and perhaps one day have her own fashion line. Through her studies at Millen, she is also interested in the idea of being a police officer or a homicide detective. At Millen she is involved in ASB, ICC, Track, Yearbook and Basketball. ASB has opened her mind to new possibilities and has shaped her into the best version of herself. In yearbook she takes on the head position of Marketing Manager and writer. Additionally, ICC gives her a way to be a part of something bigger - including running for, and being elected to, Student Board Member. She considers this an honor and has promised herself that the ideas of the youth community will be heard and brought to appropriate and professional attention.
Anthony Rivera Estrada
Anthony Rivera Estrada is a hard-working, imaginative, and thoughtful leader in his community with a heart for serving others. During elementary school, Anthony received high marks and many awards from multiple teachers. He is a GATE student, an ICC student, and has been an active participant in Science Olympiad, CyberQuest, the Black Knowledge Bowl, Speech Contests and Mathletes – winning individual awards and helping his team win on several occasions. He is an advanced reader with a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the Palmdale School District Honors Band. He plays the saxophone and the piano. Anthony is involved in many sports including soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, swimming – and he also has a passion for public speaking. He participates in a wide variety of contests and he loves to write short stories and essays for the Palmdale city library. He recently won the Patriot Pen essay contest.