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A Step Above: Victoria Albanese

Las Vegas Academy
Class of 2014
G.P.A.: 4.2

It’s always something special to meet a hero in the making – someone living with intention to protect and serve others. Many times it takes growing up to realize that purpose in life, but in the case of Victoria Albanese of Las Vegas Academy, it happened a little sooner. For this graduating senior, the answer was clear and she has been living it through good times and bad to realize her goals. A shining example of follow through and diversity, Victoria excels in everything from sports, to music to the Civil Air Patrol with a smile and a resolve to succeed in the game called life. Her zest, thoughtfulness and bravery place her – A Step Above.  



  • Desert Fury Cheer, 2013-Present
  • Burkholder Jags Tumbling, 2011-2013
  • H.U. Extreme Team Soccer, 2011-2013
  • Green Valley High School Soccer, 2012
  • City of Henderson Soccer, 2000-2011
  • Orchestra, 2007-Present
  • Piano, 2004-2009
  • Gen. Jimmy Doolittle Award, 2014
  • Charles Lindbergh Award, 2013
  • Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker Award 2013
  • Mary Feik Award, 2012
  • C.A.P. Wright Brothers Award, 2012
  • Jags Tumbling Outstanding Student Coach Award, 2012
  • Green Valley High School Soccer Athletic Achievement Award Soccer, 2012
  • Gen Hap Arnold Award, 2011
  • SNSA Extreme Team Champions, 2011

Clubs/Community Service

  • PowerPoint, 2010-Present
  • AP Club Treasurer, 2013-Present
  • National Junior Honor Society, 2007-2010
  • Acolyte, 2007-2010
  • Science Olympiad Club, 2008-2009
  • Senior Master Sargent in the Civil Air Patrol, 2007-Present
  • National Night Out, 2009-Present
  • Shelves of Agape, 2010-Present
  • Vacation Bible School Volunteer, 2010-Present

Where do you see yourself in the future: “Now that high school is almost over, I need to set new goals that I want to go out and accomplish. My current goals are to finish high school strong with straight A’s and achieve the Mitchell Award in CAP before I go to college. My goal for the future is to attend and graduate from University of Nevada, Reno with at least an A –B grade point average while working in the Air Force Reserve. In 10 years I see myself in the United States Air Force, helping wounded soldiers recuperate and recover.”

The Civil Air Patrol is an important part of who you are: “I am most proud of all my accomplishments in the Civil Air Patrol. When I joined the program I was less than willing to participate but as I grew up and became more mature I realized that I could learn so much from this organization. That is when I started to participate in more activities and rank up, and I am proud of how far I have come.”

Who do you look up to? “I look up to my parents because they have shown me that nothing is impossible if you chase your dreams. They both have continued to further their educations and expand their knowledge to show me that there is always more to learn and to never quit.”

If you could run any non-profit organization, what would it be: “I would like to be the president of a nonprofit organization such as Shape up America or Kids Fit Foundation, because I love to help and motivate others to get active and stay healthy. Also, with that obesity rates climbing, it is very important to get kids to learn healthy lifestyles while they are still young and full of energy.”

Favorite Quote to Live By: “Life is beautiful, not easy.” 

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