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#BulldogSTRONG Student Spotlight 2020-2021 » Angel Enriquez, April 23, 2021

Angel Enriquez, April 23, 2021


Student: Angel Enriquez 

Year in School: Senior

Plans After High School: After high school, Angel would like to attend a flight school here in Bakersfield to become an airline pilot or work in the dental field and become a hygienist. 


What Makes Angel #BulldogSTRONG: Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Affection, gentleness, warmth, concern, and care are words that are associated with kindness. Being kind often requires courage and strength in a world filled with criticism and a desire to put others down. At Golden Valley High School, one of our key behavior expectations of being #BulldogSTRONG is the ability to demonstrate SERVICE on CAMPUS by treating everyone with kindness. Perhaps no one exemplifies kindness like GVHS Senior Class President, Angel Enriquez. Before this year, Angel had never participated in student leadership in any capacity, but felt that a leadership position was the perfect platform to spread kindness to his peers. “My goal as a student leader at Golden Valley High School is to spread positivity and kindness,” humbly states Angel, “Through kindness, I hope to make a big difference at this school.” Through his commitment to kindness, Angel has been able to help others, enhance his communication skills, share ideas, and  hopefully inspire the younger Bulldogs on campus to leave a positive contribution. Even in a virtual environment, Angel has spread his message of positivity and kindness as evident in his participation in first GPS/#BulldogSTRONG Lesson of September in which he and his fellow classmates covered the GVHS Behavior Matrix and more recently, Angel provided encouragement to current 8th graders in the Virtual Bulldog Bash. With just a few months remaining in his Senior year, Angel and the rest of the student leadership team at GVHS are still planning activities for students such as a Spring Spirit Week and a Bulldog Scavenger Hunt. “We hope to make everyone’s school year enjoyable and fun, even under these circumstances.” 


Angel Enriquez's kindness and positive spirit are evident in this year's Virtual Bulldog Bash.

In addition to the positive influence and kindness he has displayed as Senior Class President, Angel has been a vital piece to the Golden Valley High School Basketball program for four years. Angel has long been a basketball fanatic dating back to his days as an elementary student at Granite Point Elementary School and as a middle school student at Ollivier Middle School where he would rock a Kobe Bryant in honor of his favorite basketball player. At Golden Valley High School, Angel has been a committed player to the program as he helps teams by pushing his teammates to be the best they can be every day at practice. “ Angel points to Coach Jayson Heard’s influence for the positive direction of the Bulldogs as he recognizes his passion and desire to have his players succeed, on and off the court. “It truly is a privilege to play for Coach Heard,” graciously comments Angel. Above all, it’s Angel’s commitment to kindness and leaving a positive influence on the program that motivates him on the court and his coaches have recognized his behavior as he has been awarded Most Improved and Most Dedicated player in his years as a Bulldog. For his desire to leave an impact on the campus and on the basketball court at Golden Valley High School, through a commitment to positivity and treating everyone with kindness, Angel Enriquez is #BulldogSTRONG.  


Angel Enriquez has been a key contributor the GVHS Basketball program through his commitment to teamwork, kindness, and an overall positive spirit. 

What #BulldogSTRONG Means to Angel: "To me, #BulldogSTRONG means having pride in your school, supporting your classmates and students here at Golden Valley, being kind to one another, being helpful, and certainly working hard at school. ”

What Teachers and Staff Think of Angel: 

"Angel is a kind and courteous young man. He is currently serving as the Senior Class President, and has been an important part of the Leadership program during distance learning. He is now back to in-person instruction and it is awesome having him in the class to help plan activities for his fellow seniors this spring. He is just an all-around nice guy.” Valerie Black, Activities Director, Golden Valley High School

“Angel has been a 4 year member of the Bulldog basketball family. Through the 4 years the coaching staff has been able to watch him develop on and off the court. Angel's positive attitude and high character has made it a joy for the coaching staff to work with. Although it is a shortened season we look forward to the impact he will make in 2021 as a Senior on the varsity roster.” Jayson Heard, Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach, Golden Valley High School 

“It has been an unusual year getting to know students online instead of in the actual classroom. The option for students to attend class on campus has meant that I have gotten the opportunity to meet Angel. I know that there is a genuine smile behind Angel's mask. Online or in the classroom, Angel has always demonstrated Bulldog Growth, Pride, and Strength.” Tracy Costa, Social Studies Teacher, Golden Valley High School

"Angel is one of those athletes that leads by example. He is not one to want or need the  accolades just wants his team to do well. It has also been nice to have him in class this year. It has been nice  to see him succeed through this tough time."  Robert Haskell, Athletic Director, Golden Valley High School

“Angel is #BulldogStrong in the PRIDE he takes in his classwork and in his work ethic. He has shown GROWTH in the amount and difficulty of courses he has taken during his time at GVHS.  He continues to impress me with his dependability, his kindness, and his politeness.  He has had a difficult year and truly thrived.” Judah Hopkins, Project Lead the Way Teacher, Golden Valley High School

“I have had the pleasure of having Angel as a student in two different classes and he is a very bright and kind young man. Angel treats everyone that he encounters with respect. I know that I can count on him to be polite to others and to be willing to help if his classmates need it. Angel always gives his best effort and is very responsible. I have enjoyed seeing him grow into the person that he is now. I know he will do great things in the future.” Trisha Brown, Social Studies Teacher and Head Swim Coach, Golden Valley High School