Alumni Watch: Alexander Lopez, Class of 2016




alexander-lopezAlexander Lopez, born January 11, 1998 in Oceanside is the oldest of 3 children.  Alexander graduated from Oceanside High School with a 3.23.GPA in June 2016 and is excited about starting at Cal State University San Marcos this month.  Alexander states the he is passionate about music.  As such, he was part of Oceanside High’s Marching Band for 3 of his 4 years at OHS, playing the bass guitar during his freshman year, the bass drum in his sophomore year and the snare drum in his senior year.  He was also a part of his school’s drumline, jazz band and wind ensemble. When asked what his favorite subject was in high school, he enthusiastically replied math.  Asked if he plans on majoring in math at CSUSM, he replied no; wanting to major in Business.  When asked what his goal in life is, he replied that he’d like to start-up a software application company, enhancing today’s capabilities within the cell phone industry.

Alexander stated that during his last 2 years of high school, he benefitted from the REACH Program at Balderama Park.  REACH is a Vista Community Clinic Program aimed at providing safe alternative activities for youth.  During his junior year, REACH assisted him with homework; while in his senior year, they helped ensure that all college requirements were completed and on time.  REACH also enabled him to give back to his community by providing him volunteer opportunities, which included numerous events at Balderama Park.  Those opportunities included setting up and cleaning up for the annual Dia del Nino event; helping clean-up for numerous other community events which included honoring Oceanside Police and Firefighters by serving them food at a local church.  Alexander is grateful for the positive influence REACH has provided him and other youth in Eastside, Oceanside and continues to participate in the program.


Article translated from Vida Latina en Oceanside, published in Spanish by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.  Contact David Zumaya (English or Spanish) or Scott Ashton (English) at (760) 722-1534 for more information about the Chamber of Commerce.  For a copy of Vida Latina en Oceanside, visit the Calif Welcome Center at 928 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside.