#VMThrowback: Jessica Canales, Class of 2015

What is your home school? Cigarroa High School

What is your fine arts/communication area and who is your teacher? Strings, Mr. Compton

How does it feel to be in the last class to graduate from the downtown campus? To me, it doesn’t feel a certain way. I’ve become attached to it. It’s sad knowing future students won’t be able to enjoy this specific campus as I have, but I know they will enjoy their new campus in their own way.

What is it you have enjoyed the most at VMT? Please explain. Over the 3 years I’ve been here I’ve enjoyed being able to meet the people I’ve met. I have also enjoyed learning to play the cello.

What are your fondest memories of VMT. Please explain. I have had so many lovely memories at VMT that I simply could choose the fondest or name them all but a few are the discussions I shared with my friends in class, meeting new people such as my boyfriend, working together in U.S. History with my closest friend, and end-of-year events.

What was one of your biggest learning experiences? Why was that? One of my biggest learning experiences has been becoming a more social person, but I feel that’s not saying much since the different may only be slight. To be able to settle nicely in college and start over in the sense of meeting new people, getting along well, having a fun social experience as well as an academic one you have to be able to socialize at least a bit. There’s not better way to become more social than to be surrounded by plenty of outgoing students in a fine arts high school.

Were there any events at VMT that you enjoyed the most? Please explain. I enjoyed the annual Hispanic festival. Each year I felt it got better.