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Student Spotlight: Lydia Jackson

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Lydia Jackson

Student Spotlight

What is your name?
Lydia Jackson.

How old are you?
I am 15.

What grade are you in?
I am in 9th grade.

Where are you from?
I was born in Colorado, but moved to Westby, Wisconsin when I was younger.

How long have you been in RVA?
This is my first year in RVA, so about 9 months.

Do you like RVA?
Yes, I do. I like RVA because it’s different from my other online school I was in last year. The teachers are more helpful and the way of turning in homework in is much easier.

What class do you find most important?
I think English is most important because it shows you the essentials of writing and how to use grammar in the real world.

What are some hobbies you have?
Some hobbies I have are playing basketball, piano, and ukulele.

What do you see yourself doing in the future?
I would see myself having a job and going to college.

What would be something people would be surprised to know about you?
That I have a webbed toe.

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is pickles.

Do you believe pineapple belongs on pizza?
Yes, I think pineapple belong on pizza because it brings out a delectable flavor in pizza.

 

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Student Spotlight: Noah Bochman

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Noah

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What is your name?
Noah Bochman.

How old are you?
I am thirteen years old.

What grade are you in?
I am in 8th grade.

Where are you from?
I am originally from Chico, California, but now I live in Madison, Wisconsin.

How long have you been in RVA?
This is my third year in RVA.

Do you like RVA?
I love RVA. It is a perfect fit for me, as it provides a great balance between traditional school and home-school. I love the flexibility aspect, and all the teachers are supportive and very nice. I am very happy to be in RVA. 

What is your favorite class?
My favorite class is Language Arts. I love writing, reading, and everything else that Language Arts has to offer.

What is your favorite instrument?
My favorite instrument is the violin, which I have played for years.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
One thing that people be surprised to know about is that I love to cook. I cook almost every day, and it’s one of my favorite hobbies. I love cooking traditional Mexican food and Italian food.

What do you see yourself doing in the future?
My ultimate life goal is to become a Pediatrician when I grow up. It’s always been my dream to do so! I have wanted to be on ever since I was four, and am going to try really hard to make that dream come true!

What are some hobbies you have?
I have quite a few hobbies. These include; cooking/baking, basketball (I am on a traveling team,) writing poetry, and hanging out with my friends. I also love drawing; partially cartoons.

Do you have any advice for people that are just starting RVA?
Based on my experience, my biggest piece of advice would be: Do not procrastinate. RVA provides a perfect balance of flexibility and school, but you can’t forget that it’s school. You still need to work as assignments come in so that way you don’t fall behind.

 

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Student Spotlight: Kyler Jensen

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Kyler

Student Spotlight

What is your name?
Kyler Jensen.

How old are you?
I am sixteen.

What grade are you in?
I am in the 10th grade.

Where are you from?
I’m from Marshfield, but I was born in Madison. I moved to Texas as a toddler and moved back.

How long have you been in the RVA?
Only a few weeks.

Do you like the RVA?
I have usually never been in the same school for more than a year and a half to three years, but I believe that the RVA is where I will stay for the rest of high school.

What was the hardest part of switching to the RVA?
The hardest part of switching was adapting to how the homework works.

What do you see yourself doing in the future?
I would like to become a dermatologist in the future.

What are some hobbies you have?
I like to run a lot (It clears my head) and play Apex Legends.

Do you have any special talents?
I can put my thumb behind my hand.

What do you do with the flexibility the RVA gives you?
I help watch my little brothers and I work more.

What is your favorite class?
My favorite class would be Geometry.

 

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Student Spotlight: Natalie Hurlbut

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What is your name?

Natalie Hurlbut.


How old are you?

I am 14.


What grade are you in?

8th Grade.


Where are you from?

I live in Phillips, WI.


How long have you been in RVA?

This is my 5th year in RVA.


Do you like RVA?

RVA is amazing; it mixes home-school with public school. You get to socialize, make friends, and you get to go on field trips to hang out with your fellow home-schoolers. You also have teachers online to help you throughout the year!


What is your favorite class?

My favorite class is science.


What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I love acting in our play group here in Phillips.


What do you see yourself doing in the future?

I want to be a counselor or writer and be a mother.


Do you think pineapple belongs on pizza?

No. Pineapple is good by itself!


What are some hobbies you have?

I sing, sew, and write.


What class do you think is most important?

I think math is very important. You use it all the time in everyday life.

 

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Student Spotlight: Wynona Boggs

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Wynona Boggs

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What is your name?
Wynona Boggs.

How old are you?
15.

What grade are you in?
10th grade

Where are you from?
I live in Antigo, but I’m originally from Arizona.

How long have you been in RVA?
This is my first year.

Do you like RVA?
I love it. I’m so happy to be a part of it.

What is your favorite class?
Science class.

What class do you find most important?
English.

How long have you been living in Wisconsin?
Nearly 14 years now.

What was the hardest thing to get used to while being in RVA?
Being up for the live classes.

What are some hobbies you have?
Painting and writing mostly.

What is your favorite color?
Blue.

Do you have anything people would be interested to know about you?
I am interested in anything that has to do with witchcraft. I also love the ocean and always wanted to learn how to surf. I am a HUGE Supernatural fan, and I’m a horror movie fanatic.

 

Student Spotlight: Peyton Briggs

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Peyton Briggs

Student Spotlight

What is your name?

Peyton Briggs.

How old are you?

I am 14 years old.

What grade are you in?

I am a Freshman.

Where are you from?

I am from Medford.

How long have you been in the RVA?

This would be my 4th time in the RVA.

What is your favorite subject?

For sure Spanish with Mrs. Schlei, she is really exciting and fun. She makes learning a new language really exciting.

What do you see yourself doing in the future?

I really like photography and I could really see myself making a living out of it.

What is your favorite season?

Definitely summer, I mean I love school, but it is nice to not have deadlines for big assignments and to go to the beach to just relax under the summer sun.

Do you have any unusual talents or something people would be interested to know about you?

Well, a lot of people call me the “baby whisperer” because I guess that is what happens when you are the oldest of five siblings and you do a lot of babysitting.

What are some hobbies you have?

I love to read, mostly fiction, so you will often find me reading a book of some sort.

What is your favorite movie?

I don’t have a favorite movie, but I love any action/romance movie.

What is your favorite color?

My favorite color would be gold.

Do you play any sports?

Yes, I play volleyball and basketball, but volleyball is by far my favorite.

 

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Student Spotlight: Madeline Krajewski

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Madeline Krajewski

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How old are you?

I am 17.

What grade are you in?

I am a Junior.

Where are you from?

I live in Eagle River, which is about two hours North of Wausau.

How long have you been in the RVA?

I’ve been in RVA for about a year now.

Do you like the RVA?

I absolutely love it! Everyone I have met here is super friendly,
and the teachers are extremely helpful!

Do you have a favorite quote? If so, what is it?

I would say my favorite quote is “The greatest adventure is what lies ahead” -J.R.R. Tolkien. It helps to keep me focused on moving forward rather than looking back.

What do you see yourself doing in the future?

I see myself traveling a lot in the future. I also want to go to college,
but I’m not sure where I want to go or what I want to study.

What are some hobbies you have?

Some of my hobbies are creative writing, painting, sketching, and playing with my chinchillas.

What is some advice you have for new students?

My advice to new students would be to continue attending classes, even if you have earned flexibility. It is easier to stay on top of homework and class is fun to attend.

What is your favorite book/ book series?

My favorite books are probably Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

 

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Student Spotlight: Morgan Paris

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Morgan Paris

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What is your name?

Morgan Paris.

How old are you?

I am 15 and will be 16 in March.

What grade are you in?

I am in 10th grade.

Where are you from?

I am originally from Florida, but now I live in the Ashland area.

How long have you been in the RVA?

I have been in RVA for a few days.

Do you like the RVA?

I am really liking it so far.

What are some things that have been hard to adjust to with being new?

For me, nothing has been all too hard with the change from public to home-school. The only thing that’s been a little hard adjusting to is not knowing people in the school program. That being said, everything else I think is pretty easy to adjust to.

What do you see yourself doing in the future?

If you are talking about profession/job, then I would have to say I don’t really know for sure yet. I would love to do something that involves people and/or traveling, but also a job that I can have a family with. I have always had a long list of jobs I would like to have like, Youtuber, dancer, teacher, photographer, blogger for a traveling magazine like national geographic. Even though when I was 4 years old I told my mom when I was little that I wanted to grow up to be a flying squirrel.  

What would be something surprising for others to know about you?

In my almost 16 years of life I have moved schools at least 15 times, which wasn't all that bad. I like having random adventures. I have been a cheerleader and a princess (Literally, I won runner up to Miss Thorp, and Miss Congeniality), I have played volleyball, basketball, and softball. At one point, around 3 or 4 years ago now, my family and I had 7 dogs all living with us at the same time.

What are some hobbies you have?

I have many hobbies. My favorites consist of gymnastics, dancing, reading, writing stories, doing random photo-shoots with my sister, and babysitting. In the summertime, my sisters and I like to learn new gymnastic tricks until we have mastered them! Last summer our new trick was a front handspring. As for dancing, I just dance randomly around my room when rocking out to my music (As all normal teenage girls do, right? :) ) I read when I have extra time on my hands and I LOVE writing stories, I write when I have an idea usually or if I’m just bored.

As for our random photo-shoots, we will both be bored and pretty much look at each other or ask each other if the other wants to do a random photo-shoot. Our photo-shoots usually consist of getting dressed and finding a good random spot and taking at least a gazillion pictures, and saving them all. Then when we're done we go through and post our favorites. Finally, for babysitting, I have babysat the same kids for 4 or 5 years now. They are totally like my kids or siblings. I love them I was there before the youngest birth also.

You said you lived in Wisconsin for 5 years now, what was your first winter like?

I will never forget my first winter in Wisconsin, as it was amazing and torture. My first year we were in Mondovi. It all started normal, I woke up one day and it was snowing (I was 10) so I jump up and put on whatever clothes were closest to me. Then I ran downstairs to see my parents already looking outside smiling at me, and before I could run and attempt to try and play in the slight flurry on the ground my mom tells me to take a shower and get dressed for school.

So I run and grab whatever clothes somewhat matched enough to wear to school and a towel. I don't think I have ever taken a shower so quick I was in and out within 5 (ish) minutes. After I get dressed in my regular clothes I put on my brand new snow pants, that we got like 3 days earlier and sat in the snow! And remember that before this I was a complete Florida girl, I had only seen snow once or twice before this.

My school was only like a street away so I walked to school everyday so I got to walk to school in the snow (Which I was so excited about!) When I got home from school I got a few more layers of clothes on (Due to the now 3.5 inches of snow and I think it was almost like -5 degrees) and played at the park that was in front of my house until the street lights came on.

Later in the winter we got around I believe 7 or 8 inches around Thanksgiving. So my mom, dad, and I all went sledding for the first time on a really big hill. The hill was only past the lake that was in front of our house, so we all walked on the lake with the sleds. When we got there we all went straight up the hill, and after the few times of us falling on the sled sliding a little bit down the hill, we finally all made it to the top. It was kinda funny because at the top of where the hill started on the other side of the hill was a cemetery so we all looked at it then looked at each other and laughed as we pointed out how creepy it was.

We sled for literally 5 hours straight in negative degree weather (I was the only one with an actual snowsuit my parents hadn’t gotten one yet so they just had A LOT of layers on) when we finally got done with freezing we walked back and all of our legs were numb so we all got into a warm bath to warm up then we made hot cocoa and watched movies before bed. That year it was snowing like half an inch everyday.

I always dreamed about waking up on Christmas and seeing it snowing like in the movies, It snowed every single day except Christmas and Christmas Eve! Other than that, the black ice that my mom drove over that broke the car, my first sledding adventure, and going to my first ice fishing competition, getting scratched from an iced over metal slide, and finding out that Minnesota isn't in Wisconsin I would say that my first Wisconsin winter was one for the books!

What is your favorite food?

I love a lot of different types of food and I'm pretty good about trying new ones, so I do like a lot of different foods, but my favorites would probably be french fries for sure, chicken strips, my moms taco pie (It’s a layered dish of tortilla, beans, taco meat, and cheese), my grandma's sausage cheese balls (They are literally cheesy biscuits with sausage for breakfast), and grits (It’s a southern breakfast dish).

What is the weirdest food you have eaten?

Some of the weirdest food I've tried, in my opinion would be alligator, ostrich, deer (Which I know Wisconsinites eat a lot, but when I tried it I didn't know that) turtle, bison and armadillo.

 

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Student Spotlight: Joy Becker

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Joy Becker

Student Spotlight

What is your name?

Joy Becker.

How old are you?

17.

What grade are you in?

12th Grade.

Where are you from?

I live in Medford, but I am originally from Rochester, New York.

How long have you been in the RVA?

This is my first year.

Do you like the RVA?

I love it! I am so glad I enrolled!

What is your favorite class?

I don’t have a favorite! I like all of them for their own separate reason.

You lived in New York before, how long have you been living in Wisconsin?

I moved here when I was 8 years old, so I’ve been here for about 9 years now.

What do you see yourself doing in the future?

I have a dream to start my own business, a wellness boutique. The plan of action, as of now, is to attend UW-Stevens Point for Health Promotion and Wellness, and get a minor in business.

What is your favorite word?

Aesthetic.

What are some hobbies you have?

I love singing, dancing, playing with makeup and fashion, and listening to my favorite music… like all day long.

What was the hardest thing to adjust to when switching to the RVA?

I grew up using mostly hard copy textbooks for my homeschooling, so I had to learn how to use online courses and curriculum in Buzz, and I also had to get used to concrete due dates for all my assignments.

 

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Student Spotlight: Nathan Roberts II

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Nathan Roberts II

Student Spotlight

What is your name?

Nathan Roberts II.

How old are you?

16.

What grade are you in?

I am a Junior.

Where are you from?

Rhinelander, up in the place where everything freezes.

How long have you been in RVA?

I’ve been in RVA for almost an entire year.

Do you like RVA?

I cannot BEGIN to describe how much I love the RVA, the faculty is very kind and helpful. The courses are well-paced, which I appreciate a lot. I love the flexibility; being able to do class at Dunkin' Donuts, or go on long trips.

What is your favorite class?

I don't know yet for this semester, but last semester I'd go with either DC Written Communication (the material actually felt applicable) or AP Calculus (for the same reason).

What are some hobbies you have?

I enjoy listening to audio books, particularly Stephen King. He's written quite a few books, so I've still got a while before I need to find something new (The Dark Tower series is great.) I do other things, but not on a regular enough basis to count as hobbies.

What is your favorite RVA event?

Definitely one of the bowling events.

What do you see yourself doing in the future?

Going to college for certain but after that, I'm not sure. Maybe getting a job with SpaceX, although that would require a year of experience. But that can be done by doing an internship while in college. After that, I could aim for the stars and see about NASA, as their requirements are actually pretty lax. If not that, but something in the research field. 

What class do you think is most important? Why?

The AP and Dual Credit classes. AP classes are weighted, so that makes them important. DC classes can get you that sweet, sweet college credit. If you meant specifics then probably math, as everything leads back to math.

What is some advice to be successful in RVA?
Well, I just finished my first year, so from a fresh perspective, staying on pace. This last semester I had to pull quite a few late nights to get caught up during the week prior to the semester end. Staying ahead is the best way, but that's just a cushion for staying on pace.

What is your favorite color?
Blue, a really vibrant blue, like electric blue but a bit darker.

 

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Student Spotlight: Matthew Moldenhauer

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Matt Moldenhauer

Student Spotlight

How old are you?

17.

What grade are you in?

11th.

How long have you been in RVA?

This is my third year.

Where are you from?

I currently live in the Wisconsin Rapids, where I’ve been for 8 years. Before that I lived in Sheboygan for about 8 years before that.

Do you like RVA?

Yes, it’s awesome that the teachers are awesome and it allows for flexibility.

What is you favorite class?

Any social studies course, Mr. Kopp is awesome and so is sociology.

What are some hobbies you have?

Graphic/web design, watching sports, and trains.

What is some advice you have for new students?

Don’t overuse the flexibility you have; submit your stuff on time.

What’s a good way to be successful in RVA, just in general?

Attend and pay attention in class.

What is your plan after high school?

To become a paramedic or web designer.

What is your favorite color?

Teal or a mid-tone blue.

 

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Student Spotlight: Samantha Wierzba

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Samantha

Student Spotlight

What is your name?

Samantha Wierzba.

How old are you?

I am 15 years old.

What grade are you in?

I am in 9th grade.

How long have you been in RVA?

I’ve been in RVA for about 4 years doing different curriculum.

Where are you from?

I am from a little town called Iola.

Do you like RVA?

I love RVA because it gives me the flexibility to do stuff like work a part time job.

What is your favorite class?

My favorite class is probably French, since it’s independent I don’t have to attend it.

What class do you think is most important?

I think the most important class is math,
because you can use those skills for the rest of your life.

What are some hobbies you have?

I like to crochet and ride horses. I’m not the most talented at crocheting,
but I can make headbands and I made a baby blanket once. 

Since you’ve been in RVA for awhile,
what is some advice you have for people who haven’t?

My advice for anyone in RVA is keep in touch with your teachers, as they’re willing to help you with anything you need, and to stay on pace or even get ahead if you can. 

What is your favorite color?

I don’t have a favorite color. I think I have three: Pink, blue, and purple. 

You mentioned you have a lot of pets, what are they?

I have three glow fish (They don’t actually glow, they’re just neon). The purple glow fish I have is my favorite, but I also have 15 mutant gold fish! (I say mutant because they are huge!)
I also have two cats, one named Sapphire and the other Gizmo.

 

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Student Spotlight: Justice Diels

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Justice

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- What is your name?

Justice Diels.

- How old are you?

I am 14.

- Where are you from?

Merrill, WI.

- What grade are you in?

I am a Freshman.

- How long have you been in RVA?

I have been in RVA for 4 years.

- Do you like RVA?

Yes, ever since I have been in RVA I have been doing good in school, even though 9th grade can be tough. The teachers are a great help when you ask for it.

-What is your favorite class?

My favorite class is World History.

-What are some of your hobbies?

Some of my hobbies are fishing, mudding, walking my dog, singing, and taking pictures.

-What do you see yourself doing in the future?

-Going to college to be a CNA or an auto mechanic.

-You’ve been in RVA for awhile, what are is some advice you have for people who are new to RVA?

-In the RVA the teachers and staff have been very helpful and caring and they will help you with any questions you have. if you are new to the RVA they have events all over Wisconsin.

 

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Student Spotlight: Brittania Fonder

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Brittania

Student Spotlight

  • What is your name?

    Brittania Fonder.

  • How old are you?

    I am 16.

  • What grade are you in?

    10th Grade.

  • How long have you been in RVA?

    So far a half a year, but this will be my first full year.

  • Where are you from?

    Birnamwood, WI.

  • Do you like RVA?

    Yes, very much so!

  • What is your favorite class?

    Probably English.

  • What are some hobbies you have?

    I love drawing, hunting, and camping.

  • Do you have any advice for people who are new to RVA?

    Stay on track with your homework, and if you can get ahead in your work.
    If you fall behind it is very hard to catch up.

  • What would you think would be a good addition to RVA?

    Maybe a virtual art class.

  • What do you see yourself doing in the future?

    Probably becoming a Veterinarian and a Wildlife Rehabilitator.

 

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Student Spotlight: Aubrey Krajewski

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Aubrey

Student Spotlight

- What is your name?

Aubrey Krajewski or Bree.

- How old are you?

18.

- What grade are you in?

I am a senior.

- How long have you been in RVA?

This is my 2nd year.

- Where are you from?

Three Lakes, WI.

- Do you like RVA?

I couldn’t be prouder to call this my school. I believe that the RVA fully embodies its motto: “Relationships. Virtues. Academics.” I have grown close with many of my classmates over the last year, and I can even pick their face out of a crowd. The teachers from RVA instill valuable lessons into their everyday classroom lectures. As Mr. Duwe says, “I don’t teach you guys math; I use math to teach you.” I have had the opportunity through RVA to enrich my learning at my own pace. There are certainly days that I do not feel like doing stuff in school, as any teenager would say, so this flexibility is really beneficial for me. I never thought I’d be able to take any dual credit classes during my high school career, but I have the privilege to say that I will be graduating with 15 college credits under my belt!

- What is your favorite class?

My favorite class is Foundations of Leadership with Mr. Duwe because of the inspiration he brings to his students. He shares quotes with us and always leaves us thinking.

- What are some hobbies you have?

I enjoy singing and writing and entering competitions for both. I also love working with children, especially those with special needs.

- What do you see yourself doing in the future?

I see myself going into elementary special education because of my love for these kids.

- What class do you think is most important? Why?

I have a split opinion on what classes are important. I think that math classes are very important, even though I don’t enjoy the subject myself. Math teaches us how to think critically and outside the box.

- What is your advice to be successful in RVA?

To be successful in RVA, staying organized is the most important thing you can do for yourself. You don’t need to be as organized as I am (titling assignments in a class folder such as “01.07 Lab Questions,” and keeping a to-do list for the day,) however keeping assignments in folders, according to what kind of assignment they are. This would be very beneficial to your education. “If you aren’t organizing, you’re agonizing!” -Mr. Duwe.

 

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Student Spotlight: Makaiya Howard

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Makaiya

Student Spotlight

  • What is your name?

    Makaiya Howard.

  • How old are you?

    I am 16.

  • Where are you from?

    I have lived in the Sturgeon Bay area all my life, but my family and I plan on moving to Green Bay.

  • What grade are you in?

    I am a Sophomore.

  • How long have you been in RVA?

    I just started this year.

  • Do you like RVA so far?

    I actually am liking RVA so far, there of course a few bumps in the road here and there, but overall, RVA is pretty great. This is actually my first year in RVA, or any online or homeschooling, so I was a bit nervous about that, but everything has been going pretty great, I have made a few friends, and all my teachers are really nice, so that’s a plus.

  • What is the hardest part of being new to an online school?

    I would have to say the hardest part for me is probably my independent classes. Since I like to work at a slower pace and with a teacher so I can understand the material better and make sure I am doing everything correctly.

  • What schools did you attend before RVA?

    I have gone to 3 different schools, but I have switched schools 4 times, if you include RVA. I was originally in Sturgeon Bay school district until 6th grade, then I moved to Southern Door school. Things weren’t really going that amazing for me in Southern Door, so I switched back to Sturgeon Bay for freshman year. Then after that we decided to do online, and now I am a sophomore in RVA.

  • What is your favorite class?

    I am not totally sure which class is my favorite right now. I am doing great in all my classes. I kind of like all my classes equally, except for history (sorry Mr. Wellman) I am just not a big fan of history. I like some history, but it’s just not my specialty.

  • Are you in any clubs?

    I am in the Photo Enthusiasts Club, and that’s lots of fun. We only meet up Fridays, but I look forward to Fridays because of that club. I really love sharing photos and seeing other club members’ photos.

    Check them out here

  • What do you see yourself doing in the future?

    I am not actually sure right now what I see myself doing in the future job wise. I used to want to be a vet or a veterinarian technician because I like animals a lot, but than I realized I don’t like doing anything that has to do with health, like giving shots and stuff like that. I would like to do some traveling in the future. I am actually going to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in January/February sometime to visit family. It will be my first time out of the country and on a plane, so that should be fun.

  • What are some hobbies you have?

    One of my favorite hobbies is playing the ukulele. I taught myself, and I have been playing for maybe almost two years now. I like to make covers to songs, and play them on my ukulele. I have even made a couple small original funny/silly songs. I also am learning how to play guitar. I like to artsy things like drawing and painting sometimes. I also like to snowboard in the winter, since we get so much snow here, might as well do something with it. I also like photography. I like to take lots of picture of all sorts of things. I take my photography with my phone, and also with my Canon camera.

  • Are you in any sports?

    No, I am not in any sports, but I do love sports. I like to be active and play sports, but I am not on any specific after school programs or anything. If I was to play, I would probably pick soccer because soccer has always been my favorite sport, and it is just lots of fun to play.

  • You’ve said you own chameleons, what is it like?

    Yes I do have two panther chameleons a boy and a girl. The boy’s name is Eclipse, and the girl’s name is Saphyra. I am hoping to breed them some time soon. It is a lot of fun having chameleons, and I would definitely suggest if you are a responsible person to get them. They are fun, but they can be quite a bit of work, and they are not cheap pets to have. I do love my chameleons, and they are really friendly the boy, Eclipse, will come by the door and climb on it when he wants to come out. Out of all my pets I have had, these ones are definitely my favorite. I also love showing people my chameleons because you don’t usually see people having them as pets, and it’s cool to see people reaction because they are very intriguing creatures.

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Eclipse

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Saphyra

 

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Student Spotlight: Lillian Dalbey

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Lillian

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  • What is your name?

    Lillian Dalbey.

  • How old are you?

    14.

  • How long have you been in RVA?

    This is my 1st year in RVA, but I have been in other online schools before.

  • Where are you from?

    Mount Horeb.

  • What is your favorite class?

    Right now my favorite class is Foundations of Leadership; each class is a monitored discussion and I think it is useful.

  • What are some of your hobbies?

    I have been doing martial arts since I was 9, but I also bake and draw.

  • What classes do you find most important?

    I think it’s most important to know Language Arts (i.e. grammar and writing skills) and math (i.e. elementary level math, geometry, algebra.) If you understand these two subjects, you can get a decent job.

  • What do you see yourself doing in the future?

    I want a job in the psychology field. I am most interested in being a Developmental Therapist. I also think it would cool to train therapy dogs.

  • What other online schools have you been in?

    In 1st through 3rd grade I was in Calvert. After that I was in K12 and moved on to WIVA for middle school. I will mostly likely stick with RVA for the rest of high school.

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Student Spotlight: Anna Gunderson

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  • What is your name?

    Anna Gunderson

  • How old are you

    I am 17, but I will be 18 in two months

  • What grade are you in?

    I am 12th grade

  • How long have you been in RVA?

    I have been in RVA for 4 years now

  • Where are you from?

    I live in Holmen, WI

  • Do you like RVA?

    I love RVA! It has given me so many opportunities

  • What is your favorite class?

    My favorite class would be the forensic classes I took

  • What hobbies do you have?

    My hobbies are writing music, playing with my goats, baking, cooking, photography, school, website designing, and writing books.

  • What classes do you find the most important

    For now, I think my Dual Credit classes are very important, I mean free college credits, it’s a win-win. Another class I find important is Career Prep. It gets you ready for what you will be doing after high school or in high school as a senior.

  • Do you have some advice for new RVA students?

    The advice I would give to new students is to ask lots of questions, it doesn’t hurt to ask. Also, stay on top of your school work, it can get out of control fast. Stay motivated and have fun!

  • Do you have any favorite RVA events?

    My favorite RVA events would be Prom, Fall Fest, and Coffee, Coco and Friends

  • What do you see yourself doing in the future?

    I would like to be an FBI agent in my future so I could transfer into the BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit)

  • Are you in any sports, if so, what?

    I am not in sports any more. I used to be on the swim team and I used to play basket ball and softball.

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