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"- PAGE 10 SUPERIOR SUN, SUPERIOR, ARIZONA AUGUST 7, 2013 Ashley Darreas By Nina Crowder Ashley Darreas, a senior from Superior Unified School District, participates in many activities and one in par- ticular the Cobre Valley Institute of Technology (CVIT) program. Ashley began the CVIT program her junior year of high school and continues with the program this year. Ashley has a rigorous schedule that starts with six hours of regularly scheduled high school classes. She also par- ticipates in cheerleading for football and basketball after school and at games. After this her CVIT classes begin. She has CVIT classes from 4:30 p.m. until about 6 p.m. She has homework for her high school classes and also with CVIT. Ashley also participates in the Family Community Career Leaders of America (FCCLA). Ashley in enrolled in the Geology CVIT Program and really enjoys the college professors and classes. In her Geology classes she has lectures and labs. Geology is the science that deals with the dynamics and physical history of the earth, the rocks and the physical, chemical, and biological changes that the earth has undergone or is un- dergoing. One of her classes she recalls measuring sizes of earthquakes with a linear line chart. They were taught to measure the earthquakes based on the chart and even where the earthquake had started. They also had worked with the dirt and sand to see if it stayed sloped or angled from the earthquake. They also take the students on field trips. Ashley's Geology class last year had 10 students. Having a smaller class gave the students the opportunity to get to know each other and the professor's on a more personal level. The CVIT Geology class was actually held in Su- perior last year. The professor was fxom Central Arizona College and at different times an Arizona State University professor would attend and help teach the students. Christopher Villaverde Jr. is another Superior senior that participates in the CVIT program. Christopher has been enrolled in the electrician field and after this year when he graduates with his high school diploma will also have his associates degree. Christopher started the CVIT program his sophomore year in the graphic design field, but then changed to the electrician field his junior year. He plans to obtain a job in the electrical field right out of high school and CVIT has made this possible for him. Christopher, like Ashley, has his regular classes at Supe- rior High School. He also participates in tennis, FCCLA and CVIT. This summer Christopher was able to participate in the FCCLA Nationals that were held in Tennessee. Dur- ing nationals he was awarded a silver metal for his work. Christopher als0 has an interest in law enforcement and is currently a Pinal County Explorer through the Pinal County Sheriffs Department. He has been with them for about a year and a half now. Christopher said through the CVIT program he has made many new friends and has great teachers. CVIT, Page 14 Christopher Villaverde Jr.