Dakota Sasser

When asked what his favorite class at Oasis has been Senior Dakota Sasser has an easy answer, welding.

“Welding has taught me skills that I can use in life and continue to make a living with,” said Sasser.

“WNC Welding Instructor Jorgen ‘Jep’ Jeppesen has been a mentor that has taught me a lot. He’s taught me useful welding skills and was truthful about life in general,” he added. 

Sasser started at Oasis in second grade and has been at the school since.

“My time at Oasis has had its ups and downs, just like anyone would with any school. But Oasis kept me grounded!” the senior said. 

When he isn’t working on academics Sasser has kept busy in other activities. He has participated in the Oasis Archery program since seventh grade and is active in drag race. He started drag racing in 2015 in a Jr. Dragster and then last year made the switch to drag racing motorcycles at Top Gun Dragstrip.

“My advice for future students is to get used to not sleeping for days at a time,” Sasser said.

Sasser will graduate in May with both his high school diploma as well as his Associate of Applied Science in Welding from Western Nevada College. He will also be testing for welding certifications at the end of the semester.