Laura Elizabeth Everett

How many years did you attend VCS?

9 Years

What are your best memories from your time at VCS?

The best part about VCS is the atmosphere that it provides for every student. In every section of the school, the staff and faculty care for and mentor each student. Beyond instruction, VCS’s teachers meet every child at their level, helping them to learn and grow as individuals. I can honestly say that my teachers played huge roles as mentors in my life, and they have encouraged me as I have grown into the person I am today. The atmosphere at VCS also is attributed to its small size. With two hundred students in our high school, I have had so many more opportunities here than I would have had in any local public school. I have played with seventeen different sports teams across my four years here, I have been the President of two service clubs, coordinated blood drives, and served as Student Body President. I would not have had the opportunity to do so many extracurricular activities anywhere else.

Did you grow in your personal faith as a result of your experiences at VCS?

When I came to VCS as a 9 year old, I simply knew who God was, but thanks to VCS, my whole life has been changed. From my first year in elementary school through my senior year, the opportunities I have had for community prayer, fellowship, and Bible classes—where I’ve gotten to dive deep, define my faith, and know the character of God—have all helped me to build my faith. I am now a young woman who’s grounded on a foundation of my Christian beliefs, and Jesus is at the center of my life.

Please share your career goals or memorable experiences while at VCS.

I haven’t started my career yet but here’s some things I’ve done while at VCHS:

I was the 2021 Girls State Delegate for VCHS, and completed the 2021 program. From the American Legion, I have received the School Award, for the qualities of Courage, Honor, Leadership, Patriotism, Scholarship, and Service.

I have been a member of the Vacaville Christian High School Student Council, I was a Class Representative in my freshman and sophomore years, Student Body Vice President in my junior year, and Student Body President in my senior year.

I have run cross country for four years, track and field for three, played basketball for four years, swam for four years, and played softball for two years.

I have been a member of our S-Club (service club by Soroptimist International for the high school level) for four years, serving as president in my senior year.

I have been a member of the Interact Club (service club from Rotary International for the high school level) for the past four years, serving as president in both my sophomore and senior years.

I have been a member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation for three years.

I have coordinated five blood drives over the past three years, in association with the blood bank company Vitalant.

What advice would you give to a student considering attending VCS?

VCS has many wonderful opportunities available for students; if you put your effort in to seize every opportunity that you can, you will grow a lot as a person as you learn and grow up.

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