Mike LaPia, our 2015 Stratford High School VSMF Scholarship recipient, graduated from Quinnipiac University this past May. Mike received his Bachelors in History (in 3 years) and is now pursuing a Masters in the Art of Teaching at Quinnipiac.
Mike said, “It feels like just yesterday I was given the honor of being presented with the Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship my senior year of high school, but it has already been three years! Time has truly flown as I graduated Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor’s degree in History. I have recently begun pursuing my master’s degree in the art of teaching at Quinnipiac and am looking forward to completing my student teaching experience at Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford, CT.
Though my undergrad experience has come to a close, I got to learn a lot about history among other things and look forward to developing my craft in the classroom this year during my internship. I would like to thank the Soto family for all their support over the course of this journey and I am eager to carry on Vicki’s legacy in my own classroom in the future!”
We are so proud of you Mike for all of your incredible accomplishments as an undergrad! We wish you all the best as you pursue your master’s degree and are so grateful for all the work you’ve done to support Vicki’s legacy. We cannot wait to hear from you when you are teaching in a classroom of your own! Enjoy the rest of your summer!