Holly Vera at SCC: Student Spotlight

Feb, 14 2017


Vera graduated from Red Mountain High School in 2015, already bitten by the film bug thanks to a broadcasting and production class she took her senior year. She hadn't heard of the Honors scholarship until attending SOAR. She had her placement scores, but was one point off on the reading score, so she promptly retested and qualified for the Presidents’ Honors Scholarship.

Even prior to qualifying for the scholarship, Vera knew that with her social personality she wanted to be engaged and involved at school, hoping that Honors would foster both her educational involvement and socialization with other like-minded people.

Now in her third semester, Vera has plans to transfer to Florida State University’s Film Program. For her application packet, she is producing a short film with the United States Marine Corps detailing the story of a young boy who grows up to join the Marines. She’s currently an intern at Blended Skin Products, where she creates videos promoting female empowerment and wellness.

As if there is not enough on her plate, Vera is also working on a service-learning project for the Scottsdale Charros, an all-volunteer, nonprofit group that works to build community by supporting youth sports, education and charitable causes. Of course, she’s working on a short documentary to tell the story of SCC’s creation, history, and close relationship with Charros. The documentary film is scheduled to debut at the Charros Annual Awards Banquet in April 2017.

Keep your eye on Holly Vera. We’re sure to see her on a red carpet in the future, accepting Best Documentary Filmmaker awards!

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