Virginia V.

After graduating from Imago in 2009 I attended Littleton High School, graduating in 2013. While I was at Littleton I enjoyed being in the school musicals, Chorus and the Latin Club.

For four summers during and after high school I worked as a camp counselor, lifeguard and Division Director at New England Camp Cedarbrook.

I attended Gordon College after graduating high school, majoring in Linguistics and Elementary Education. At the end of my first year at Gordon I decided that God was calling me elsewhere. I wanted to be in an environment that didn’t just teach me to teach school but also taught me teach the Bible. Long term I would like to continue working in camp ministry.

This past January, after a semester off from school I transferred to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. At Moody I will earn my teaching degree in both elementary education and in educational ministry.

During the summer of 2013, while taking lifequard training at Camp Cedarbrook along with the counselors from New England Frontier Camp, I met Zac Vestigo. He was on his second year working at NEFC, along with some of his closest friends from Oregon. After dating long distance for the last two years we were married this past weekend, August 9, 2015! This fall we will both be back at Moody where Zac is studying Youth Ministry.

When I look back at my time at Imago I can see how much care and love the teachers had for the students. This spring I had the opportunity to work alongside Miss Heikkila while completing my observation hours. I was reminded how much Miss Heikkila and my other teachers at Imago cared for me and that I was more to them than just a student at a desk when I was in their class. I hope that when I am teaching fulltime I will have that same love for my students. A passion not to just teach them to read, write and reason but to be praying for them as they grow up and move on to adulthood.