In the season two finale, Veronica Mars: Not Pictured (2006), the first name called during the graduation ceremony is John Enbom, who was a writer for the show.
Cindy 'Mac' Mackenzie:
Love makes me lazy. It's a dangerous drug. It kills more brain cells than crystal meth.
The time of the bus crash in season 2 is first given as 4:20pm in episode 2.2, Veronica Mars: Driver Ed (2005), but in later episodes, the time of the crash is given as about 7:03 PM.
The first season finale did not include the usual opening credit sequence. The credits simply appeared over an early scene.