STUDENT OF THE MONTH
By Pam Teel
Fourteen-year-old Victor Cappuzzo is in the eighth grade at the Middle School in Millstone Township. Victor loves hanging around with all of his close friends but realizes that he will be going to a different high school come next fall and, sadly, he will miss his friends. With all the modern technology available, it will be a lot easier for Victor to stay in touch, but he will definitely miss the camaraderie they shared during school hours.
Victor’s favorite subject is science. He really likes studying about chemical reactions and stem activities. He would love to one day become an inventor, engineer, or have a job that deals with robotics or 3D printing. He’s excited because the high school he will be going to has a new building for 3D printing and fabrication. He likes the idea that one day he might be able to make something that will help someone. Victor feels that the abilities that new technology can accomplish are amazing. Since he was five, he loved to build things with Lego and to make gadgets out of paper.
Victor likes reading action books such as, The Hunger Games and The Escape from Furnace Series. His favorite television show is The Walking Dead because each new episode has even more action and suspense than the last one.
He likes to play video games like ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Far Cry’ and also plays the drum set in the jazz and concert band.
Victor’s favorite places to visit are Woodloch Pines and the Outer Banks. He likes going there in the warmer weather with his family. Victor has one sister, Natalie. He also lives with his mom, Lisamarie, and his dad, Rob. He looks forward to being in the same high school with his sister next year. Victor also has twenty cousins. He and his cousin Tommy share a special bond. They get along just like brothers and share many of the same interests.
Victor’s favorite holiday is Christmas. Every year they have a Cappuzzo Christmas and celebrate with one side of the family and then the next day they celebrate with the other side. Victor loves soccer and is hoping to try out for golf and football when he joins the Peddie School in Hightstown in the fall. His favorite foods to eat are meatballs, lasagna, French fries, burgers, soda, and chocolate.
If Victor could have but one wish, he would wish that he would be able to bring someone back to life so that no one would have to experience the pain of losing someone that they love.
Victor keeps busy in the eighth grade with his extra school activities. He is in the National Junior Honor Society, Science Club, in the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Drama Club, and he is on the Student Council. He is a high Honor Roll student. He recently won 2nd place in the Asbury Park Press Essay Contest. He has been performing in Community Ed and Middle School Productions since first grade. He also stage managed three Community Ed Productions and is helping out with the upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast.
Victor is also involved in Church and a volunteer helper for Vacation Bible School. He likes to perform in the bible story skits. He is also in the Boy Scouts and loves to go camping. He likes to put down his electronics for a weekend and enjoy the outdoors.
Good luck at your new school Victor. Study hard and don’t forget to have some fun too. We here at The Millstone Times wish you nothing but the best.