Monthly Archives: May 2020

VDHS Corporate Work Study Program considers options for its student workers in the uncertain age of COVID-19

By Eduardo Landa , Staff Writer For the past 18 years, a Verbum Dei High School education has triumphantly featured its Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). This program has secured all students a job placement, work experience, and the opportunity … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: College Guidance’s Shan Slade mentors, motivates, and inspires

By Robert Turner, Staff Writer, Class of 2020 Mr. Shan Slade, the college guidance teacher, has been the teacher that has helped me most at Verbum Dei High School through knowing him for 2+ years. He has taught me about … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: Lorenz Willis mentors, inspires, and refines student aspirations

By Eduardo Landa, Staff Writer, Class of 2020 For Teacher Appreciation Week, I would like to recognize Mr. Lorenz Willis, CWSP Program Manager.  In my junior and senior years,  he was a great mentor to me and taught me valuable … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: Jensen “Coach Flu” Fluellen teaches, mentors, moderates, and inspires

By Massai Walker, Staff Writer, Class of 2020 I’ve had the luxury of being able to attend Verbum Dei for each of my high school years. Teachers have come and go, but for me, one teacher stood out the most.  … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: Jensen Fluellen: “Knock [the chip] off and make room for some shoulder pads”

By Tamajai Dampeer, Staff Writer, Class of 2020 Before coming to Verb, I found myself in a state of constant defense. No matter the approach, I felt as if I needed to always be sheltered within myself so that disappointment … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: John Galloway tends and teaches technology and models a positive work ethic

By Benjamin Rivera, Staff Writer, Class of 2020 Since I embarked on my journey at Verbum Dei, I was always aware of how Mr. John Galloway walks with a purpose to his step, whether he is fixing a computer in … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: Jovanni Gonzalez motivates student athletes take on challenging goals

By Kevin Parada, Staff Writer, Class of 2020 Mr. Jovanni Gonzalez, Spanish teacher and varsity soccer coach, has personally pushed me to my limits and has influenced me the most in my four years at Verbum Dei High School.  As … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: Ken Favell challenges students to explore literature through different lenses

By Tyon James, Staff Writer, Class of 2020 Throughout my senior year at Verbum Dei High School, Mr. Ken Favell has become someone that has had a lasting effect on me as an academic. He has truly pushed me to … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: Kirsten Hochman guides and supports with optimism and verve

By Alberto Lopez, Staff Writer, Class of 2020 One teacher in particular has always encouraged me to do my best, and that person is Ms. Kirsten Hochman. She was there for me and my brother at the worst point of … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: theology teacher E.J. Vieyra teaches discernment in collegiate fashion

By Douglas Granados, Staff Writer, Class of 2020 At Verbum Dei High School there are many teachers that have made a lasting impression on me, but if I had to choose just one, it would have to be Mr. E.J. … Continue reading

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