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Where Are They Now: Jonathan Williams
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Where Are They Now: Jonathan Williams

I had the exciting opportunity to speak with a 2013 VPSA graduate and salutatorian, Jonathan Williams. Natalie Tederoff: What was your favorite subject in school? Jonathan Williams: I’d say one of my favorite subjects was biology. I thought it was very fascinating to understand how life works, particularly on the cellular level, […]

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Profile: Senior Spotlight

Sarah Anderson is a part of VPSA’s 2014 graduating class. She lives in Houston, Texas, and loves musical theater and reading. Recently, I interviewed her and found out about her high school experiences and college plans. Summer Allen: How long have you been with VPSA? Sarah Anderson: This is my […]

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Profile: Senior Spotlight

Caroline Bolton is part of VPSA’s class of 2014. This Tennessee girl loves animals, music and art in its many forms. Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing her to find out about her high school experiences and what she plans on doing after graduation. Summer Allen: What is your […]

Profile: Senior Spotlight
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Profile: Senior Spotlight

Recently, I was able to interview VPSA senior Josie Alex. Josie, a VPSA veteran of six years, lives in Erie, Pa., where she enjoys kickboxing, cooking, and skiing. In our interview, Josie told me about her high school experiences and plans for the future. Summer Allen: What plans do you […]

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Profile: Senior Spotlight

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Dylan Bates, a senior here at VPSA. Born and raised in Medford, Ore., he enjoys photography and videography (specifically creating short films for YouTube). In our interview, Dylan shared some of his high school experiences and plans for the future. Summer Allen: What […]

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Student Spotlight: Gracious News

This month’s Student Spotlight reflects on scripture. Andrew uses the rhyming pattern of A-A-B-B; C-C-D-D; E-E-F-F, etc. to tell about the God’s good news from the glorious beginning to our hopeful end. Gracious News by Andrew Faggion Long ago, there was no sun, No birds no trees, not anyone, Just […]

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Student Spotlight: The Old Woman Who Didn’t Give Up

Ever wanted to know how an old lady ended up in a gingerbread house in the middle of the forest? Carissa Keely retells the story in this fractured fairy tale. Notice the reversal of good guy and bad guy, the repeated details from the original story, and the humorous approach […]

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Student Spotlight: Princess in the Hands of a Gangsta Witch

This month’s Student Spotlight takes the classic fairy tale of Rapunzel to new lengths. Emma uses the rhyming pattern of A-A-B-B; C-C-D-D; E-E-F-F, etc. to tell–or rap–her story.  Thus providing a little comic relief for the end of the school year. Somebody drop a beat!   Princess in the Hands […]

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Student Spotlight: The Poor Man’s Hunter

There are many different writing formats taught in Composition classes, but one of the most helpful and elementary is the TRIAC paragraph. TRIAC stands for the words Topic, Restrict, Illustrate, Analysis, and Clincher.Following a specific pattern of giving information, it is an effective format, and aids students in writing concise, […]

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Student Spotlight: The First Hero of the American Navy

In Composition I, writing biographies can be a difficult assignment.  Most students enjoy the challenge of creatively representing bare facts in diverse and concise sentences.  Last month Charlotte Kapuscak achieved this goal.  Her biography on John Paul Jones was chosen for our monthly Student Spotlight.  Using an assortment of sentences […]