When Timothy Choo first came to Mountain View he was surprised at how much teachers and staff cared about students. Through these teachers he learned life lessons that helped him grow and improve as an individual. Ms. Carr taught him to love English and helped him acquire the academic skills he would need to no longer fear college, but embrace it, knowing that he was well prepared for its challenges. Mr. Trotman taught him the importance of hard work – that there are no true shortcuts in life, but if you put in the work you get it back tenfold. His teacher recommendations were replete with words and phrases such as “model student”, “superstar”, “extremely bright” and “outstanding”, unusual descriptors for a student who claims to have never taken school seriously before Mountain View. The lessons Timothy learned here will serve him well as he begins Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall as an English major, the first step in his path to law school and realizing the potential he found during his time at Mountain View.