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Senior Spotlight: Lorelai Godin

Lorelai is one of our versatile and talented musicians and vibrant spirits in the program. Marching both on Flute and Mellophone, she has also been a member of both the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Honors. She also plays piano and sings with the Vocal Ensemble.

Instruments: Flute, Mellophone, piano and voice

Plan for the future: At first, I want to increase my work hours, then hopefully getting an apprenticeship under a tattoo artist. Assuming I go back to school in years to come, my main focus would be English, specifically creative writing.

Travel aspirations: My ideal location is San Nicholas in Pangasinan, Philippines, where my great-grandfather grew up. I want to see a bit of my family history and experience at least a small glimpse of what his life was like.

Proudest accomplishment: Simply knowing that throughout these crazy four years I've had the opportunity to touch so many lives and share the love of Christ with the people I've met and grown closer to is achievement enough for me. If I made one person smile in all of my time at ACHS, all of the insanity and hard times I've gone through will have been worth it.

Favorite Memory: Our last competition my sophomore year, for “The Price of Progress,” at Moorpark. I had just learned mellophone that season and worked so hard to be able to play the music for the show. At the very last movement for that competition, I was exhausted, my heart was pounding in my chest, my limbs ached. But, this would be my last time performing “Price of Progress,” and I wanted it to be my best performance. So, with all my strength, I performed my heart out, putting my all into every note, every set, every step. In the time between Audrey (Creel) and Paul (Lee) conducting our release and the stadium's thunderous applause, all I could hear was the labored breathing of myself and those around me. Then, it happened. The loudest applause I remember at a competition. It shook the bleachers and echoed around the field. With tears in my eyes, I waited for the signal to begin marching off the turf. Once we were on the track, exiting the stadium, I turned to my section leader, Sam Perry, and the smile on her face is something I will never forget.

Favorite musical piece/tune from high school: “Speeding Cars” from “Homesick” my freshman year (agh, feels).

Most underappreciated thing about high school: Interactions with my teachers.

Quarantine activities: Drawing constantly, reading like my life depends on it, writing non-stop (that was a Hamilton reference, I hope you understood it), playing music for hours on end, and fan-girling over literally everything because I've been bored out of my mind and am desperate for any nerdy content I can get my hands on (which includes 5 Seconds of Summer's new album C A L M which is a freaking bop).

What I've been watching in quarantine: I’ve been watching a lot of Disney+ (and yes, crying over) all of my old favorites and some of the newer movies as well (“The Lion King,” “Moana,” “Alaadin,” “Avengers,” “10 Things I Hate About You” (which I was shocked but so happy to find on Disney+), and many more that I probably don't have enough space to list).

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