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It is with great honor that I nominate Connor Wright as the student for your 2021 scholarship. Over the last four years, I have been privileged to know Connor as a student, athlete, and friend. I have had the pleasure of having him in my Spanish classroom and as an athlete on Venture's Soccer team for the last three years.

High School
Venture Academy


Nominated by
Carlos A. Meza
Connor Wright's Teacher

It is with great honor that I nominate Connor Wright as the student for your 2021 scholarship. Over the last four years, I have been privileged to know Connor as a student, athlete, and friend. I have had the pleasure of having him in my Spanish classroom and as an athlete on Venture's Soccer team for the last three years.

In the classroom, Connor is a blessing to have. He maintains his focus on the topics and motivates students to engage in our curriculum. His relationship as a leader to the students in the classroom is unlike any student I have ever had. Connor can encourage students to pay attention in class, complete work on time, and push themselves to do great things. It is this ability that I have witnessed in Connor that presents itself advantageously on-and-off the field. In Soccer and Mock Trial, Connor pushes his teammates to maximize efficiency and aim to be the best version of themselves. Connor is an icon in his character seeking to learn about his colleagues to strengthen his connection to the group and influence his peers.

Not only have I had Connor on Venture's Soccer Team, but I have personally witnessed Connor express his passions in the San Joaquin County Superior Courthouse in Downtown Stockton. He approaches juries with a humble intimacy that accurately demonstrates his character as an individual and as an advocate. Venture's Mock Trial Team's success is indicative of this talent, but I find more extraordinary fascination in Connor's reasoning behind it all. Outside the courtroom and off the soccer field, Connor is a great personality wishing to connect with those around him. I have personally driven Connor and other individuals living in Valley Springs (where I reside) home, and in those hour-long trips, I have been able to see a side of Connor that we rarely see on campus. Connor seeks to advocate. I have spent countless hours hearing his stories and learning how he thinks. Connor engages in conversation and is incredibly interested in hearing stories related to injustice. Our school is located in south Stockton, with 67.6% of students being of Hispanic origin. The relationships Connor has made with his peers have positively shaped how he views the world, and I believe this is a factor in his passion for Mock Trial and other related programs/activities. Similarly, Connor's participation in the Soccer team has furthered his interest and righteous indignation attached to social injustices. From wearing black armbands with the team to engaging himself on the field, I know that Connor will pursue his passion in this field and be a leader in whatever way he chooses to combat injustice.

There were days during the mid-school year, where I saw Connor in my class at 9 A.M., on the soccer field with the soccer team at 2 P.M., and by the end of the day, in the courtroom presenting before a judge and jury from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M., Connor takes his passions seriously. He dedicates his time wisely, ensuring he maximizes efficiency and benefits from his time. From founding organizations stemming from his love to furthering his interests at the highest education levels, Connor Wright truly exemplifies a leader, advocate, and student-athlete. Venture Academy has been privileged to witness his growth and share in his development, and with great anticipation, we await the changes he will make in the world.