November Student Spotlight
Student Spotlight: Gabriel Cianciolo
During 11th grade, Gabriel Cianciolo decided that he wanted to learn full-time with VTVLC. Cianciolo lived in Ukraine on and off from 2021 until the war broke out. Now, his parents have opened a home for Ukrainian refugees called Agape House of Mercy, and Cianciolo is a 12-grader taking Astronomy, Precalculus, African American History, Renewable Technologies, Digital Photography, and Journalism with VTVLC.
Cianciolo says he enjoys the flexibility of online learning, and that he can go at his own pace. In one of his past math classes, he wasn’t able to earn the grade he wanted due to the pace of the course. “I didn’t get much time to learn and move on,” Cianciolo said. “The adjustable pace, the nice teachers, the friendly corrective criticism are all things in life I need to succeed.”
So far, though, he says Creative Writing is his favorite class and greatest success at VTVLC. “I dream and aspire to become an author,” Cianciolo said. “I succeeded in creative writing for having a foundation for the novel I’m writing, called Lupine Bound.”
Outside of the virtual classroom, Cianciolo is trying to head up a new club at VTVLC: the Sci-Fi club. There, he hopes to share his unedited book with his peers and get some feedback.
“The adjustable pace, the nice teachers, the friendly corrective criticism are all things in life I need to succeed.”