Maria-Victoria entered Kent Mountain View Academy as a third grader and is graduating in a few weeks after enrolling in the Running Start program last year. She has been singing opera for almost as long and is graduating with honors.
She has performed in the Youth Opera Project of the Seattle Opera for the past five years and is planning to study music at Pacific Lutheran University this fall.
“Maria-Victoria has always been an outgoing girl with lots of love for learning, laughter and making friends,” Attendance Secretary Judy Franklin said. “She does not like to see people be alone and would include them every day until they were part of the group. It has been wonderful to watch her grow from a third grader into a senior zealous for life.”