Music, Fire, and Physics: A Classical Experiment

During his free time over Christmas Break, Daniel Soby (’19) decided to do some research on vibration and oscillations in nature. Soon, his fascination with the way certain materials and elements react to vibration turned into a theory that another liquid material (propane) would act similarly and led him to design and build his own Ruben’s Tube. […]

Jesca Gilbert Wins State Poetry Out Loud Contest

Last week, Jesca Gilbert (‘21) won the state Poetry Out Loud competition, earning her an automatic qualification to the national competition in April and the distinction of being the first Valor student to ever win the event. We sat down to talk about the competition with English teacher Shane Gilbert, who also happens to be […]

Inspired Inscriptions: New Scripture Installations on Campus

By Kurt Unruh, Head of School Next time you are on campus, take a minute to swing by the Dining Commons. You’ll notice Paul’s recitation of the fruit of the Spirit, recorded in Galatians 5:22–23, newly inscribed over the serving windows: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, […]

Building on a Stress Free Foundation

by Ashley Jones (’20) We all deal with many stresses on a daily basis, especially during this time of year. For me, it’s helpful to think about dealing with stress and worries in terms of building a house. You want to build a stable house, strong and secure, that will withstand storms. Your house is […]

There’s an App for That

Valor staff and faculty put their heads together to make a list of their favorite apps. Some are fun, some are practical, but they’re all worth the download! Check out the top few recommendations for each category: Entertainment SkyGuide: Stargazing made simple. Just hold it overhead to find stars, constellations, and more! Download for iPhone […]

Casey Fellows – Why I Barrel

The reason I think school spirit is so important in high school is because it’s just fun. High school presents such a unique opportunity to cheer on a team that you have a personal connection with. You get to represent your school even when you aren’t playing. I think getting to be with my friends […]

Softball Season Comes To Close At Regionals

The girls softball team overcame battle after battle all year long during their first year competing at the 5A level. Unfortunately, their journey came to an end this weekend at Regionals. The girls started off the morning upsetting #2 seed ThunderRidge 12-2, before falling to Rock Canyon and Chatfield. Special thanks to our four seniors, […]