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I got faster!

When I first started track and cross country I was not the best runner and was kind of slow. That gave me motivation to work harder and to get faster. At the end of track season, I had become the fastest freshman…

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Tasty Tiger Yummies

I love to eat. I like all types of food. I’m always willing to try new foods. My favorite food is pizza. I like desserts the most. Ice cream, brownies, cookies, pie, and cheesecake are just the beginning of my list on…

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Making it All Work

Being a student athlete has been difficult at times, deciding which one to focus more on the student or the athlete. Having late night games for lacrosse on Thursdays were the hardest. Deciding either to be out on the field or on…

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What I Love

Last year, I didn’t know what high school was going to be like. But once I came to it, definitely not what I had imagined. I love it and they always make the school a fun place to be at. The classes…

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I Picked VHS

When I was in middle school I had no idea where I wanted to go for high school. I was so scared. One of my choices was Servite high school because all of my friends from middle school were going to go…

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Get Involved!

At Valencia, it is a great learning environment. There are many activities you could be involved with. Sports are also a great way to be apart of Valencia. Try out for an activity or club.

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A Collection of Little Moments

I love art; visual representations of inconceivable emotions. Besides sculptures, films, paintings, poetry, sketches, photographs, and books, we tend to forget one of the most important forms. As a collection of little moments, we rarely touch on the one that entertains us…

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Preparing for College

As a junior at Valencia High School, I am currently working to get into a good college. The wonderful teachers here have prepared me well. I work hard throughout the day, but I always make sure to set aside some time to…

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Epic!

Epic was a dance piece in was in freshmen year for our annual concert. I remember the first day I went into rehearsals and the first thing we had to do was improv. In my opinion in am not that big of…

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Air-Force Bound

I am a junior at Valencia High School. Both of my sisters graduated from Valencia in 2009 and 2010. I have made many new friends, from different schools throughout my high school career. I enjoy U.S History as well as Law Enforcement.…

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I Love My Art

Every now and then I’ll feel really down because even when I am proud of what I can do drawing wise, seeing other people’s art and seeing how much more experience people have can make me feel like I should be better,…

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Burger on My Back

I bought this cheeseburger backpack in the beginning of the year. Every year before school I shop for backpacks online until I find something unique. Last year I had a ocean backpack and now I have a cheese burger backpack. I picked…

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I Have Potential

I am a Junior at VHS. I am 16 years old (turning 17 in 13 days!). My older sister and her husband graduated in 2008 from VHS. Valencia has really helped me realize the potential I have and how I can reach…

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I did it!

When I was in college I remember getting frustrated because I thought I wasn’t going to graduate. I was the first person in my family to go to college.  I had many people discouraging me about going to school, but I also…

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Photo Guru for Now

Photography has always been an interest of mine and I became more immersed in it after taking the photography classes here at Valencia. I developed my own style as I learned more about how to take better quality photos through various techniques…

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Honored to be at VHS

There are times at VHS when I watch students moving through their day, interacting with each other and I am filled with amazement that I get to be a part of this phenomena.  I appreciate each individual and enjoy working with kids.…

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Drumming Around

I am a 100% band geek and I honestly have a basic life style. Outside of band and jazz I just hang around my home (the music building) like every other sane music student. Extra curricular programs that I am involved in,…

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Not What I Thought

High school isn’t what I thought it was going to be. It’s not as cliché as I expected. The groups are different, the people are different, I’m my own person. I feel no pressure to be someone I’m not. I’ve got friends…

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Tennis? Who knew!

I am in the Valencia varsity tennis team. I’ve been playing tennis for 3 years already and I love it. I like my coach and my teammates even though I am quiet. In my years of tennis I gained confidence and a…

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4×4

We both run track. We are on the 400 m in the 4 x 4 hundred meter. There is a lot of pressure running the 4 x 4. You can drop the baton. The girls trust each other handing off the baton.…

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Sports & Education- Together

Back in the 2012-2013 school year these two seventh graders did not know the great things that they would uncover together in their high school years. So far they have played high school football together on the offensive line right next to…

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Traveling

I’m a new student at VHS this year and it’s been a long journey to get to where I am today. My student profile differs greatly from that of the average VHS student, due in part to my multinational background. I grew…

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Relentless

Persevering, tenacious, unrelenting. Those were the qualities I needed since the first week of high school. A torn meniscus in my left knee required surgery during first week of my freshman year. Now, as I approach the end of my sophomore year,…

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Taking Pride in Education

  I take pride in my education and excel in being enthusiastic,plus, the school is closer to my home. Valencia was introduced to me in the 9th grade before I was was starting my freshman year. I had many laughs in middle school but…

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Metal Meets Brony

I am a major metal music fan and a “Brony,”  It’s no doubt metal music is far from mainstream and bronies have made a name for themselves on the internet. I learned pretty quickly it’s not exactly flattering when someone asks “What’re…

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Happy Here

I’ve gone through many trials. I have been pushed beyond my limits, but I am one of the most happy and outgoing students on campus. Valencia and the staff on campus have changed my life and made me realize that I am…