Senior Spotlight: Virginia Vascocu


Photo Credit: Hannah Gaspard

Name: Virginia Kay Vascocu

Grade Started at Ascension: 3rd Grade

Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Mindy Chaisson (aka Mrs. Durke)

Favorite Ascension Memory: Cheering at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome when our football team went to state freshman year

Future Plans: To attend Louisiana State University in the fall and majoring in kinesiology

Virginia Vascocu does it all: she is a prefect, Varsity cheer co-captain, runs track, participates in tumbling, is an officer for SADD, and is an active member of Younglife. When asked about a high school memory that stood out to her, she told me about the time she participated in No Fear No Future with the SADD club. It was a program put on by the Lafayette Junior League that they do each year in which they select a school to put on a mock car crash. Virginia was selected to play the lead role of the girl who died in the car crash. “It was a weird experience because I knew I wasn’t dead, but everyone was still freaking out.” Makeup artists came to school to create realistic-looking fatalities on the “victim’s” faces. Virginia also told me how whenever she was being carried off in the hearse, as soon as she drove away from the school, she sat up, and the lady in the car behind the hearse screamed when she saw her made-up bloody face! Virginia’s role in the program was very impactful, and many of her friends and peers were emotional that day. It really showed the impact Virginia has in many people’s lives, and how one-of-a-kind she is!