July 17, 2013This week The Roadrunner is honoring two students from Valley Center High School. Students are selected each month for high academic merit by the counseling department. Note: photos were not available for this report.
Scott Childs is a senior at Valley Center High School. He is 18 and lives in a family of four in Pauma Valley.
He has lived all his life here in this Southern California countryside. His parents, Craig and Joyce, are co-owners of a wholesale plant nursery called Palomar Mesa Growers. Scott has one older sibling, Eric, who is 22 and has his pilot's license.
While attending VCHS, Childs's favorite academic course is mathematics because of its puzzling nature. He loves a good problem solving challenge. This year he is taking AP Calculus, the granddaddy of all high school mathematics. He is also taking English 12, Economics, Graphic Arts and P.E. he is a part of one club at VCHS; the Frisbee Club. Every day he brings along a Frisbee to school so he and his friends can toss it around during lunchtime.
After high school Childs plans to attend Northern Arizona University to pursue a major in mathematics. In doing so, he will start a career as an actuary, a person who calculates risk and uncertainty of a death or natural disaster.
Alexa Layne is a 17-year-old senior at VCHS. She's lived in Valley Center for thirteen years now and has one older brother, Weston, who is currently studying fire science in college and two parents, Bill and Nancy, who are always there to support her in all that she does. Right now she is taking three advanced placement classes, United States Government, Statistics, and Literature and Composition, and is also in Photography and AVID. Outside of her busy school schedule, she also participates in the California Scholarship Federation, the National Honor Society, Key Club and various service activities as well as athletics like field hockey, soccer and track. In fact, she is one of only 17 three-sport athletes at VCHS, as of statistics from last year. In the fall she will be attending the University of San Diego where she will be in the Honors Program and studying marine science.