Senior Spotlight - Victory Ma
Rochester Public Schools

Meet John Marshall senior, Victory Ma. Victory is an avid writer who has plans to pursue journalism after high school. He really cares about the environment and the people around him and does not hesitate to give when he can.





What High School are you graduating from?

John Marshall High School


What is a fun fact about you?

I love journalism and creating art!


What is your favorite memory as an RPS student?

I loved creating relationships and bonds with my classmates who have been there with me since the early days of elementary and middle school.


What sets you apart from the group? Try to capture your uniqueness and describe it.

I try to take things at my own pace. It's all about being comfortable and efficient with what you're working with.


What is your senior quote and why?

Reach for the stars, so if you fall, you land on a cloud.


What advice do you have for incoming high school students?

Learn a language, sign up for classes that make you happy, don't worry too much about the future and live in the present.


What is the number one skill you are taking with you post-graduation?

My English writing and analytical skills.


Name your chosen pathway for after graduation?

Journalism - I've always been attached to writing down my ideas and examining the everyday world, and communicating my thoughts in order to help express an idea, for positive change.



How have you best contributed to your school community, and in what way do you think you’ll contribute to a workplace or college community?

I've always tried to give a bit towards funds and donation drives - everything helps, being environmentally, and carbon conscious is a big one for me, as well as being apart of environmental club.


Describe three ways you have changed since your freshman year.

I've learned to be more communicative, confident, and careful in everything I do.


If you could go back and give yourself advice when you were an incoming freshman, what would you tell yourself?

Be confident in yourself, reach out to friends. Go out! Do things! Impact everyone positively!