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…

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…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…