Senior Profile: Victoria Shultz
Senior Victoria “Tori” Shultz, is one of my best friends. When I first met her, I knew we would be friends forever. From drinking tea in bright blue facial masks to shooting paintballs at zombies, Tori and I have done so much together. I even remember the time we played hide and seek in Ollie’s Bargain Outlet with our other friends! She has always been there for me, Aminah Harp, or Tiffany Fulkerson…no matter what. She is such a kind and caring person that puts her needs above everyone else’s. Not to mention, her grandmother makes the best homemade mac and cheese.
After high school, Tori plans on continuing her education at a university of her choice. As a member of the class of 2021, her favorite part of being a senior is,”knowing that an exciting, though stressful, new chapter of her life is about to begin and she gets to decide what that looks like.” In 10 years, Tori sees herself teaching early childhood or special education. She is making the most out of senior year by spending as much time as possible with family and friends, as well as getting involved in more activities or clubs.
Her advice to incoming freshmen is that the next four years will be a rollercoaster, a lot of ups and some downs. She says students have “to take things seriously, try to learn all you can, and make as many friends as you can. Yet also remember, that it’s just high school and there are so many great things ahead of you.”
At Neshannock, Tori is involved in Varsity Soccer, Big Brother Big Sister, National Honor Society, STEM Club, Student Government, Rotary Club, Forensics, Church Youth Group, and Spanish Club. Her biggest influence in school was Mrs. Devincentis. She said, “No matter how stressed or overwhelmed I became, she was always there to help me break down what I needed to do into achievable steps.” Tori´s biggest influence outside of school was her grandfather. He always encouraged her to do her best and work hard.
While quarantining during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tori learned that if she puts her mind to it, she can learn about or do anything. With all her extra time, she decided to learn a new skill and acquire new knowledge. She learned how to bake new desserts and different crafting skills. Tori is a queen in the kitchen; her brownies are to die for!