#VMThrowback: Lorie A. Zamarripa, Class of 2008

Lorie A. Zamarripa, Class of 2008

What is your name? Lorie A. Zamarripa
What years were you at VMT? Class of 2008
Fine arts or communication area: Photojournalism
Who was your fine arts/communication teacher(s)? Mark Webber

1. Has your fine arts or communication area helped you as an adult? Please explain. It very so has. I am currently seeking a degree in counseling. Therefore, I am constantly writing up case notes. I have used a lot of paraphrasing skills that I learned to use during my journalism courses.

  1. Did you pursue your fine art or communication area after high school? Please explain. No. I became interested in a different field. But if being a historian and secretary for certain organizations count, then by all means yes.
  2. What have you gotten out of VMT? Being that VMT united students from three different campuses, we all learned how to get along very well. These skills are skills that I use at work with my coworkers or even colleagues when working on a project together.
  3. Were there any events during the time you were here that you enjoyed? Please describe. Hispanic Festival was always something to look forward to.
  4. Is there anything you’d like to add that we haven’t asked? VMT is a great school. I speak to others about the type of “magnet” school I attended. For some reason they seem to be surprised at the fact that it was a fine art school with three rival schools combined.

Optional questions to answer:

  1. What are your fondest memories of VMT? What I loved the most about VMT or photojournalism itself, was the ability to walk around downtown Laredo and take pictures of vintage homes, vintage buildings, and most of all, get great pictures in  very beautiful settings.
  2. What do you miss most about VMT? The culture, the atmosphere, but most of all the people. I can truly say that I developed long term friendships throughout my years in VMT. Great experience that I am very fortunate of having.