Grant Neilan, Class of 2005

Grant was the high school student every teacher and parent desires. He was on honor roll and a scholarship recipient, played freshman football as well as four years of basketball and baseball. His coach once commented that Grant was the hardest worker he had ever known. In 2009 he took those qualities with him as he joined the United States Navy hoping to become a SEAL. After completing BUD/S (basic underwater demolition/SEAL training), he moved to SQT (SEAL qualification training) graduating in 2011 as a Navy SEAL.  Attached to a SEAL team, Grant has served with distinction on multiple combat deployments. In his spare time, Grant is working on a BS in Criminal Justice and is contemplating opening a restaurant in Downey after his active military service.