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Victoria Lageyre

Victoria Lageyre

When I was in ninth grade, my cousin was graduating from SAS, and she invited all of her family to come to her graduation at Miami Dade College. I eagerly went, excited to see what a college graduation looked like. After the graduation ceremony was over, I knew that I wanted to do that, too. My parents brushed it off thinking, “Oh, she’s just joking. She doesn’t really want to suffer for the last two years of high school.” When I approached my parents a few months later with the completed SAS application in hand, they knew it was no joke.

From the first day of my junior year at SAS, I knew I made the right decision. I’ve never felt more at home in a school setting. The SAS curriculum proved to be challenging while at the same time allowing me to thrive. I now know how to manage my time effectively, juggling college classes, AP level tasks, and college applications. It definitely wasn’t easy; there were countless late nights spent doing homework and even more mornings when all I wanted to do was keep setting my timer for just five more minutes. However, while it wasn’t always fun, it was definitely worth it. The knowledge and opportunities available to me during these past two years far exceeded the opportunities I had at my previous high school.

The experience that I’ve had at SAS has shaped me in so many ways. The memories I’ve made here will last me a lifetime. From the endless inside jokes with the teachers to the many lunchtime periods spent laughing with friends, SAS will always be my second home.

Victoria Lageyre
SAS Homestead Campus,  Class of 2017
University of Florida,  Class of 2021

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