Cappy Starr

Vanguard Class of 2027

 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT VANGUARD?

I like the personal and flexible relationship between students and teachers at Vanguard. The teachers are very engaging and attentive to each student’s needs. I feel like I have a close relationship with many of my teachers, and I feel comfortable going to them for anything.

 

DO YOU BELIEVE VANGUARD IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCHOOLS IN WACO?

I believe Vanguard is different than other Waco schools in many aspects including our outdoor campus, small teacher to student ratio, and close-knit community.

 

VANGUARD’S MOTTO IS “RIGOR, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY.” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?

Vanguard’s motto means a lot to me in many ways. It encourages and reminds me to try my best at all times. Vanguard’s motto also holds me accountable for my actions and reminds me what Vanguard really is.

Carlos Diaz

Vanguard Class of 2030

 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT VANGUARD?

I like that we get to know other people than just our grade and be able to roam around and even talk to the seniors or juniors.

 

DO YOU BELIEVE VANGUARD IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCHOOLS IN WACO?

I think it is much more different from my other schools because of all the freedom we get even though were the youngest people there and the lowest grade.

 

VANGUARD’S MOTTO IS “RIGOR, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY.” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?

It means to me to be very respectful and to take care of all of our responsibilities like our homework.

Danae Simmons

Vanguard Class of 2024

 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT VANGUARD?

What I like about Vanguard is that the teachers encourage us to do our best. They push us to try new things and learn. We are treated as adults and we learn to be responsible and respectful. Vanguard teaches us not only education but life skills too.

 

DO YOU BELIEVE VANGUARD IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCHOOLS IN WACO?

Vanguard is definitely different from other schools. The education pushes us to do better than we thought we could do. I believe we have more freedom and opportunities due to our small size.

 

VANGUARD’S MOTTO IS “RIGOR, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY.” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?

Rigor describes the education that we get at Vanguard. We are expected to always do our best and try hard. To me, respect describes both the students and teachers. The students are respectful to teachers and peers, and the teachers and peers are respectful to us too. At Vanguard, we have to be responsible for our time. We are expected to act like adults and be responsible for homework and studying. We also have to be responsible with the dress code.

Hope Jackson 

Vanguard Class of 2024

 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT VANGUARD?

I really like the close relationships I have made here. Due to the smaller population of students & faculty, I feel like I have grown to know everyone here. Vanguard has taught me many great things. Probably most importantly how to stay on track of things & keep myself disciplined 

 

DO YOU BELIEVE VANGUARD IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCHOOLS IN WACO?

I do, Vanguard cares for all of their students. The individual relationships between student & teacher is none other. 
 

VANGUARD’S MOTTO IS “RIGOR, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY.” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?

Rigor, implies the challenges you will face that can be overcome with efforts and hard work. Respect is displayed to not only teachers, but classmates as well. Responsibility is a great trait to have academically & socially 

Maddie Dortilus

Vanguard Class of 2027

 

 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT VANGUARD?

I love how much freedom we have at Vanguard and how many opportunities there are for us. 

 

 

DO YOU BELIEVE VANGUARD IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCHOOLS IN WACO?

I believe Vanguard is different from other schools in Waco because the academics are more challenging than the other schools.

 

 

VANGUARD’S MOTTO IS “RIGOR, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY.” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?

To me, our motto is what Vanguard teaches us as students. At the end of our time at Vanguard, we are expected to show rigor, respect, and responsibility. 

Greta Herring

Vanguard Class of 2028

 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT VANGUARD?

I like that my classes are hard and challenging, but my teachers are encouraging and supportive of our work. I like that we get to be outside during our break, lunch, and passing periods. I love the amount of freedom that we are given to have fun and play around, while still being responsible and respectful. We have the opportunity to learn and grow so much at Vanguard, and I am still challenged while having fun and being supported by my teachers. I like the sports and the fact that we are able to do them without having to worry about getting into a team. We learn sportsmanship and form great relationships while still working hard and having fun.

 

DO YOU BELIEVE VANGUARD IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCHOOLS IN WACO?

Yes, Vanguard is different from other schools because of our amazing education, sports, and teachers that we have here. The freedom and possibilities that are available to us are amazing, and every class that we take will help us in our future, while preparing for college and work ethic.

 

VANGUARD’S MOTTO IS “RIGOR, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY.” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?

I think that Vanguard’s motto is important, because we learn and apply all of the characteristics at our school and in real life. Rigor for difficulty, making us have endurance and the grit to be able to do hard things. Respect for others is important, and through our classes we learn how to be respectful to our teachers and classmates. Responsibility, to stick up for your own actions, and we learn how to do this at Vanguard. This motto is really good to think about because it makes me think about how I can apply all these things at school and out of school.