In honor of our graduating classes from Victory Christian Academy, we would like to recognize each and every one of them.
VCA Senior Stories
VCA Senior Stories
In honor of our graduating classes from Victory Christian Academy, we would like to recognize each and every one of them.
Class of 2022
I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, singing, volunteering at my church, and playing sports. In all my high school experience, I have played basketball, volleyball, and golf. I'm a very athletic person, and I will try any sport you throw at me. I came to VCA because I had a lot of bad public school experiences, and I needed a good environment, that happened to be familiar to me. I attended RVC 8th and 9th grade, and then when it closed down, I attended Healdsburg High. And after God led my family to Texas, and then led us back to California in a matter of 2 months, I needed Godly people surrounding me.
I plan on attending Santa Rosa Junior College for 2 years, and then transferring to a 4 year university. My goal, then, is to get my bachelors in teaching. I've always had a passion for young kids, and I believe that God is leading me to teach, guide, and lead our next generations.
Students should attend VCA, because it has an amazing faculty that exonerates God, and the curriculum teaches on the foundations of Jesus. VCA has helped me grow, because I am able to just be there and lead as an example without feeling judged for being a Christian, whereas in a public schools, young believers tend to lose their zeal for God, due to peer pressure.
Favorite Bible verse - Philippians 4:6-7
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Though this is my first year at VCA, I have enjoyed being a part of band, choir, and playing on the tennis team. Outside of school, I am a Junior Instructor at Nordquist-Taylor Dance, where I weekly teach middle-school-age students how to dance. Some of my hobbies include going on walks around my neighborhood, stargazing, and playing Minecraft. The reason I came to VCA was in search of a school that was centered around Christ. I had previously attended Rincon Valley Christian School from Pre-K to 9th grade, so coming back to VCA was a no-brainer for me.
After graduating, I am planning on attending a four-year Christian university where I will study for a degree in Finance. From there, I will see where the Lord takes me in my career.
I would encourage anyone to attend VCA who is interested in a small-school--but growing--Christian environment. VCA has weekly chapels, and each and every class is taught with a basis in Christianity. The staff at VCA are amazing, they work very hard for the students, and have great senses of humor. I have made many impactful and lasting friendships during my time at VCA, and I am very glad to call VCA my school.
Favorite Bible Verse
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
I had been going to RVC since I was in Pre-K, so I knew my way around this campus for a little while. Having the opportunity to stay at this campus with friends who I knew and loved along with the teachers and staff was impossible to pass up. I enjoy playing sports, like basketball and tennis, which I play for the school. I also enjoy music, playing games, and hanging out with friends outside of school.
I plan on going straight into a 4-year college, either Grand Canyon University or California Baptist University. My career path is aimed at the business world, either majoring in Sports Management or a Financial field.
VCA is like a home away from home. The students get along together well, no matter the grade level, and the staff is constantly caring for their students and aiming to give what is best for each and every student. For me, VCA has helped me grow exceedingly in my academics, but it has also helped me with my social skills and leadership abilities. Thanks to VCA, my relationship with Christ has grown, through learning about His presence in every single subject that we learn and how He is plain and evident in our daily lives, all the while caring for us.
Favorite Bible Verse - Matthew 11:28-30
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
I play basketball at VCA. But I also play lacrosse outside of school. I like to workout. I like riding dirt bikes. What brought me to VCA was some friends that I had that were there and the community that I found I really enjoyed.
My plan for after high school is be in the Marines. I actually ship out for boot camp on July 25 so I am already set and ready to go. I am going to be a Combat engineer in the Marines. I will be in the Marines for 4 years. And after that I want to join Calfire and be a wildland firefighter.
I think someone should join VCA to join a nice community of people who enjoy learning and having fun.
Favorite Bible Verse - Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
A little motivational quote.
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
Throughout high school, I have played volleyball, basketball, and tennis. Some extracurricular activities I enjoy are volunteering at summer camp and singing in choir. Some hobbies I have are baking and journaling. The reason why I came to VCA is because I wanted a Christ-centered education and wanted to be surrounded in a Christian environment. I wanted to be somewhere where I can learn freely about Christ and spiritually grow.
I plan on attending a four-year college right after high school. I will be attending Sonoma State University and will be majoring in Business Administration.
People should attend VCA because the staff here are amazing. It never feels like a burden whenever you come across a teacher. All of the staff are so kind. Whenever a student needs help, staff are always there to help.
Favorite Bible verse - Psalm 73:27
"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
LUCIA HUESCA MIRANDA
I played basketball and volleyball at VCA. I work and enjoy hanging out with friends. My mom works for VCA, and she liked the school and thought it would be a nice environment for us to be in and to get closer to God.
After high school graduation, I think I will start with SRJC to figure out what I want to do and plan to transfer later on.
Kids should attend VCA because it's a great environment, and it's a small school that is growing but you have access to more help in school. Everyone is friendly so you can fit right it. They do lots of fun things and are very helpful with whatever problems. and it's a good school to build and continue your relationship with Christ.
Favorite Bible Verse - Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
I played basketball for our high school boys basketball team which was a lot of fun. I like History. I like to workout and go to the gym. I wanted to be in a community that was kind, God-centered, fun, and loving.
I am going to go to the JC for two years, then transfer to another college or go to a trade school. I would like to be in real estate or construction work.
You should attend VCA if you want to be in a community that has a lot of fun but is God-centered in all that they do. It helped me find good friends and helped me figure out what I want to do in my life.
Favorite Bible verse? Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
After graduation, I will be moving to Tennessee to attend Lee University. While I'm there, along with making friends, memories, and improving my relationship with God, I plan to study criminal justice and forensic science. I've always loved science and researching serial killers, and I'm so excited to pursue both. I will be moving forward in studying forensic criminology, and from there become a coroner, forensic pathologist, or a homicide detective. Since not many Christians enter my field, I hope to bring inspiration and make a difference.
Every time someone asks me about VCA and what makes our school so special, I always give them the same answer: The teachers. The teachers here at VCA are so invested in their students that they know each and every one of us personally. When I am feeling like I am struggling, I am never condemned by my teachers. Instead, they take time out of their day to make sure I understand the material and strive. I talk to my teachers daily and ask about their day, and it's always an amazing conversation. The teachers here just really love and care about their students, which makes this school so magnificent and unique.
Favorite Bible verse -
Proverbs 12:25 "Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad."
Hi my name is Spencer Rodgers, what brought me to VCA was that my sister attended RVC, I came to RVC in 7th grade and my freshman year RVC closed so then I went to VCA. I played basketball my sophomore year and planned to play it this year, but didn't have enough time. Outside of school I do 4-H and raise animals at the Healdsburg Future Farmers Country Fair.
I plan on going to the JC and getting my mechanics and diesel mechanics certificate. I also plan on pursuing a business career as a tractor operator.
Favorite Bible Verse - Psalm 37:5
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
CLASS OF 2021
Our first graduating class from VCA!
Hello, and thank you for taking time to read my story. My name is Stephen Arthur, and I am part of the first graduating class at VCA this coming June. While attending VCA, I have been given the opportunity to play an instrument, play sports, sing in the school choir, and attend JC classes. Outside of VCA, I like to play sports like football and basketball, as well as getting involved with my incredible youth group (Calvary Chapel the Rock). When I first attended VCA, I didn't want to go to school. I didn't like that it was new and it didn't offer football. But not long after attending, I quickly realized how much I love the school due to its sensational students and staff. Now, after attending the former RVC and graduating from the young VCA, I can honestly say, VCA is a superior school in almost every way.
After high school, I plan on attending Santa Rosa JC to earn a degree in marketing; as well as additionally playing football in the fall. However, that could all change depending on the LORD's plan for my life in these coming months.
As Christians (all of God’s creation) our purpose is to give glory to God in all we do. Part of giving glory to the LORD involves giving God our best. When students attend VCA, both them and their parents are getting the best Christian education in Sonoma county. The school not only assists students in being better prepared for college, but provides a solid foundation in Christianity for all students who attend. In the past two years I have attended VCA, I have been surrounded by an awesome cast of classmates who encourage me to love both the Lord and my neighbor every single day. There really is no other school like it!
My favorite verse comes from Romans 12: 1-2 “And so dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice-the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don't copy the behavior and customer of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
To all students and parents looking at VCA, I highly recommend the school for its loving environment, college prep, competitive sports, and ecstatic student body which all play a part in making it the best Sonoma county has to offer. I hope my story has given you much to consider. Fly eagles fly! From your brother in Christ, Stephen Arthur.
Although my senior year has been pretty unusual, I’m excited to be graduating with the first senior class of VCA. After previously attending Rincon Valley Christian school, I decided to enroll at VCA where I was able to reconnect with fellow classmates and retain a Christ-centered education. Having an environment like VCA has provided me with a school where I can challenge myself academically but also grow spiritually in all my classes. While at VCA, some of the things I’ve been able to participate in have been student leadership and sports. I’ve enjoyed being a part of the student council over the last two years and working with my classmates to put on fun events. I’ve also loved playing tennis and basketball at VCA. Most of all, I’m so thankful to have been in a place where I have such a great group of friends to finish high school and graduate with. Outside of school, I have been involved in Boy Scouts and currently am in the final steps of achieving my Eagle Scout Rank. After I graduate this year, I plan to go to college and study environmental science. While I look forward to this next stage of my life, I know that it's going to be incredibly hard to move away from the great relationships and memories I’ve created at VCA. Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
I'm honored to be graduating with the first senior class of VCA in 2021! I'm thankful God blessed me with VCA. The best part of a private, Christian school is being surrounded by friends and teachers who point you to Christ in all circumstances. My senior year has been a lot of fun, even though it is very different than I always imagined due to COVID. I must say, doing school in my pjs is pretty awesome 😉. Additionally, I now work at Chick Fil-A in Santa Rosa, so come visit me! This summer after I graduate, I am moving to Texas and plan to go to school at Southplains College. There, I will study to become a Radiologic Technologist. My hope is to work at a children's hospital, or at least in a pediatric department if possible since I love kids. I'm excited to see where God takes me in the next stage of life, so please be in prayer that I will do well in college and that I won't miss my CA friends and family too much. Thank you VCA family!
Greetings! My name is Tobi Cunningham, and I am a senior at Victory Christian Academy. I enrolled at VCA my junior year, and I am so excited to be part of the first, graduating class of this excellent school. Victory Christian Academy has pushed me academically, socially, and spiritually to grow as an individual amongst a campus body unified under one purpose: glorifying Christ. VCA has also given me the opportunity to pursue all of my interests, including sports, music, and student leadership. Once I graduate high school, I hope to continue playing sports and performing music in college, while also working towards achieving a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. As a senior, I am sad to be departing from such a loving and inspiring community, but I am excited for the new experiences that lie ahead of me. I think that Victory Christian Academy has prepared me to enter into the world and blaze my own, new trail with God guiding me along the way.
“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:30-31
I am a senior in the first graduating class of VCA. I decided to attend here for the strong Christian education and healthy environment that allows me to grow as a person and as a follower of Christ. Some of my favorite things to do are spending time with friends, playing sports such as basketball and tennis, and creative writing.
After high school I plan on attending Wayland Baptist University in Texas and majoring in English. After that I would like to explore some form of journalism or grant writing.
Similar to why I attended VCA, I would encourage people to go here because of the strong Christ-centered community and environment. Not only are students pushed academically, but as people, and that really helps in preparation for going out into the world past high school.
My favorite verse is Romans 8:28 which says," And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." I like this verse because it is comforting and reminds me no matter what, God is in control of the situation and I can trust His plan for me and my life.
My name is Thomas and I attended RVC for all my life until it was closed down, and I made the decision to stay at VCA. I valued the education I would get here, as a private school generally provides better education than a public one. I played basketball at VCA and although I wasn’t very good, everyone was welcoming and encouraging. After school I enjoy working at my job at Sweet T’s as well as playing video games, and skateboarding.
I plan on attending the SRJC in the hopes to get In their nursing program. I watched my mom go through the JC’s program and it made me extremely proud of my mom, and I now want to follow in her footsteps.
VCA not only provides an above average education, but the campus environment is much friendlier than you’d find elsewhere. My teachers and fellow classmates have pushed me not only to pass my classes, but to excel.
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
My name is Conner Skiles and I have only attended VCA for one year. I attended RVC before it closed down and I played football while I was there. In my free time I enjoy fishing, spending time with friends, and anything to do with cars.
I am going to work full time out of high school at America’s tire and put away savings early for my future. I’m not sure what I want to do long term at the moment but wherever the Lord leads I plan to follow.
You should attend VCA because of the amazing people that you will meet there who love God and strengthen the community. VCA has helped me grow through the exploration of other world-views which has strengthened my foundation in the Christian worldview.
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
I like electronics of all kinds, whether that is for creating music, or taking and editing videos/photos, or running my own code. I find any field of electronics not just fascinating, but instantly engaging.
I plan to attend Santa Rosa Junior College, then transfer to another college. Maybe a music school, or a major in computer science or (drone) videography/photography
VCA quite simply has refined my character and stability far beyond what normally would have been a stressful senior year. While my time at public school was a strife to bear through, VCA has been nothing but a blessing.
Proverbs 25:27 "It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one's own glory."
I am so blessed to be able to attend Victory Christian Academy and be a part of this amazing community. Finishing high school here, surrounded by loving, supportive, and uplifting teachers and friends, is something that I will never regret. In addition, I could not have asked for a better group of friends to spend my senior year with and I am so excited to graduate with them this spring! Currently, I enjoy playing sports such as volleyball and tennis and I am so grateful that I got the opportunity to play these sports at VCA. Other than sports, I also enjoy reading, playing the ukulele, exercising, being with friends, and studying God's Word. After I graduate, I am interested in studying psychology and possibly going into forensics. I am not sure where I want to study yet but I am excited to see where the Lord leads me. I might not have everything figured out, but I know God has a perfect plan for my life and I am excited to discover what he has in store for me. Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
I enjoy art like drawing and painting. I love to play tennis and have been playing throughout all of high school. I decided to attend VCA because I knew it was a great school after previously going to RVC a year ago and missed all of my friends there.
I am planning on going to Biola and am going to study Nutrition in hopes to become a Nutritionist.
VCA is an amazing school and has helped me grow in my relationship with God and has also helped me to grow in good friendships as well as my academics. The teachers here are very patient and have great teaching skills in a way that I am able to understand and learn.
My favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 54:10 “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”
Hi my name is Alex Waller, and I am a Senior at VCA. I really enjoy music and sports, which takes up a lot of my free time as well as work and playing video games with my friends. I played basketball at VCA last year but haven't done any sports this year. What brought me to VCA is that I really care about Christian education and having a personal connection with my teachers. The fact that I can go to them if I’m having a rough time even outside of schooling is so encouraging and is something I appreciate a lot. My plan for after high school is to work and go to the SRJC to get my gen ed out of the way and figure out what career path interests me. VCA has not only helped me grow as a person but also as a Christian. Being surrounded by my peers in a Christian and God centered environment is something I’ll miss when I graduate.
Class of 2021 - our 1st Graduating CLass