The faculty and staff at Rockridge High School are proud to announce that Victoria Vavrosky has been selected as the Student of the Month for December 2022.

Victoria is the daughter of Destiny and Robert Vavrosky of Reynolds. She is a senior at Rockridge High School. Tori reports that her favorite class this year is Psychology with Mrs. Neece. She is very active in a variety of activities at RHS, including the Dance Team, Speech Team, Theater Productions, Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Madrigals, and Show Choir.

Victoria is employed at Scooters Coffee in Milan. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family.

Tori’s teachers had the following to say about her abilities:

  • Mrs. Brandee Neece stated, “Victoria is in Psychology this semester.  While she has an introverted personality, she comes out of her shell when it comes to classroom discussion of a topic that she feels passionate about.  She is very kind and considerate in an academic capacity.  On a personal level, I have the utmost appreciation for Victoria as she is the leader of my daughter's flute section in band.  Victoria has been a wonderful role model for the younger band students and is very encouraging to them as they maneuver through the uncharted waters of the underclassmen years.”
  • Band Director Mr. Jake Walker added, “Tori has been a solid member of the band since she began. In the last two years she has worked with Molly DeSmet to lead the flutes and eventually all the woodwinds in marching band. In theater, her first role was as a timid little mouse in a read up. Since then, she’s taken on a number of different roles, from an over-the-top villainous aunt to a tragic Greek messenger. Tori is always ready for a new challenge.”
  • Ms. Patricia Graves said, “Tori is a conscientious student who works very hard in class and really wants to understand the material.”
  • Mrs. Heidi Nerud added, “Tori works hard in Zoology.  She is dependable and always turns in her work on time.  In addition, she is fun to have in class and contributes to the discussions.”
  • Mr. Curtis Fischer-Oelschlaeger said, “Victoria is a very active student in the music department and theater.  She has really stepped up this year and is confident as a leader in the choir, show choir, marching band and on the stage.  She auditioned and was selected for the ILMEA District 2 senior choir, the TRAC Honor Choir and also was selected for the Dorian Festival Honor choir to be held at Luther College in January.  She also participates on the Rockridge Dance Team and helped choreograph a number for the Show Choir Kids Camp.”

Victoria’s future plans include attending Monmouth College to major in Elementary Education.