Satanta Senior Spotlights is dedicated to recognizing graduating seniors who are attending Satanta High School. This edition of Satanta Senior Spotlights features three members of the SHS Class of 2019: Lizahi Quinonez Salas, Emilio Hernandez, and Adrian Najera. Look for more Satanta Senior Spotlights in coming weeks.
Lizahi Quinonez Salas, a senior at Satanta High School, is the daughter of Francisco and Nora Salas. She started school in Satanta in pre-school, but she spent the bulk of her school years in Mexico. She returned to Satanta her junior year. Her favorite memories of Satanta High School include attending homecoming dances. She is currently working as a waitress at Acosta’s Family Restaurant in Satanta. Her inspiration is her dad, Francisco Salas. Salas is involved in FFA, FBLA, and KAYs, as well as many more organizations. Her plans after graduation including studying accounting at Garden City Community College. Her advice to future graduates is, “Take chances.”
Emilio Hernandez is a Satanta senior with an eye on high school graduation. He is the son of Avelino and Sue Hernandez. He started school in Satanta his junior year. His favorite memory in Satanta is meeting his current senior classmates. His motivation to graduate is his parents, Avelino and Sue Hernandez. He takes a part in football, FFA, FCCLA, KAYs, and many other organizations. After graduation, he plans to go to Seward County Community College to be a welder. His advice to future graduates is, “Pursue your dream and continue on in school. It will help you in the future.”
Adrian Najera is the son of Alicia and Raul Najera. He started school in Satanta in preschool, and he is planning to graduate right where he started. His favorite memory was when he was given the opportunity to speak at Brandon Salas’ rosary. Adrian has found inspiration in the life of Brandon. Najera participates in STUCO and FFA and is football and basketball manager. After graduation, he plans to be an athletic trainer for the NBA or NFL. He will study at Garden City Community College. His advice to future graduates is, “Always have hope and never let negativity into your life.”