I was homeschooled for grades 1-12. I was given an excellent education by my parents, but I had never attended a class with more than a few students. I had no idea what to expect from college. As I considered all the possibilities and challenges that faced me, I was both thrilled and terrified. As I entered my sophomore year of high school, I registered for a single class at VGCC. I held my breath and was captivated. That class challenged me, but at the same time motivated me to offer my best work. Every class I have taken at VGCC since has had the same ability to stimulate me and make me grow in ways I never anticipated.
During my time at VGCC, I have been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, and served as an Ambassador as well as a tutor. Each of these opportunities has given me the skills and tools I will need as a leader; but more importantly they have taught me to treasure and honor the community with which I am blessed. That is a lesson I plan to carry with me always.