We have enjoyed getting to know Scooby over the years. I was honored to attend Scooby’s Eagle Scout ceremony when he was only 14. That accomplishment was one of our first clues this guy was going to be a special kid! Not only has he served as a great role model as Student Ambassador and Assistant for the for the younger students in the program, but he’s also been a great leader and role model for our son and has helped out often as a regular ‘Billy-sitter’ (in lieu of ‘babysitter). Getting to know Scooby and his family has been a true blessing.
“I began the program in the 5th grade. My first memory is when I was told I would have to escort a girl into the classroom to meet Mrs. Vega for the first time. I was scared because I didn’t know what to think, but it actually turned out fine, because I found out Mrs. Vega was very nice. Each year, we got the opportunity to learn new things and Mrs. Vega always made the classes fun. Mr. Vega was always there to help with the dance steps, which was good in the beginning. In the High School Program, we had a lot more fun because we were able to go on outings around town and have the opportunity to use the skills that we learned in our classes. I also served as a Teen Board Member and as a Class Assistant. One of the funniest things that happened was when I was chaperoning an 8th grade Ball and the young gentleman ate his boutonniere. It was after the dancing and he said he was still hungry. I didn’t know what to say! Something that Mrs. Vega offers is an intensive interview class. This has helped me to be more comfortable and confident during an interview. I have met a lot of great people and I have learned a lot. I will keep the tools I have learned with me for the rest of my life.”