Victor Dominguez (Phoenix)
Victor will graduate from Phoenix Middle College and Edison High School, his home school, with a diploma from the Distinguished Achievement Program. He plans to attend Texas A&M-Kingsville to major in music.He aspires to become a music teacher or instructor so he can inspire others people to keep the art of music alive.
As a student in the Phoenix Middle College program, Victor took all his courses at St. Philip’s College Southwest Campus, during his junior and senior years of high school. The program allowed him to focus on learning valuable skills in electrical trades. In the last two years of high school, he has earned college credits while simultaneously working toward his high school diploma.
He spent his first two years of high school at Edison, where he became section leader and captain of the marching band’s drum line, an appointment he counts among his biggest high school accomplishments.
Phoenix Middle College has played a significant role in preparing Victor for college because he was able to take college courses with other students, giving him a taste of what college is like. In addition to real college experiences, Victor was able to learn more about his college options and the application process through the GEAR UP college-readiness program.
This summer, he plans to find a job to help cover his college costs.