Martin Lopez exemplifies hard work and determination. He began at the OCCC as a Corps Academy student, where he threw himself into his studies. He worked especially hard in his English classes, practicing conversation and doing extra reading. Even though he is an English language learner, he passed the English portion of the CAHSEE with a very good score on his first try. His drive showed when he became a Corps Member also. He earned a position at an OCCC worksite, which are primarily assigned to high school graduates, because of his dedication and work ethic.