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Student Stories 2011 > Lucas Soliz-Contreras

Student Story: Lucas

Photo Large LucasParticipating in the photo shoot for the graduation campaign was a good experience for Lucas Soliz-Contreras, because his goal one day is to coordinate and direct fashion shows.

Lucas wants to pursue graphic design because of his love of art and fashion. He recently had one of his paintings hung in a First Friday showing at the Blue Star Arts complex in downtown San Antonio.

After Lucas graduated from Stephens High School, he figured NVC would be a natural transition because it was close to home. His decision turned out to be a good one.

“I love the campus, the way it looks with the lake and different buildings,” said Lucas, 20. “When I first got here, it felt like an extension of high school because I saw many of my friends. But the teachers are more open here.”

Despite his positive experience at NVC, Lucas recently transferred to the International Academy of Design and Technology in San Antonio. He said, “I plan on coming back to take more classes here.”

When Lucas is not busy with his studies and art, he also works at JC Penney and he’s hoping to get back to playing the violin. He started in middle school playing the instrument and rose to be the No. 1 violinist in varsity orchestra at Stephens.

Another lesson he learned while attending NVC, he said, is “learning more self control in order to get the work done.”