Training For Eternity

David Dolby

David Dolby – VCS 2010 graduate

“Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings… It’s something we make inside ourselves.” This quote from Corrie Ten Boom, taught by Mrs. Foust at Venice Christian School, was very impactful and helpful for VCS 2010 Graduate David Dolby while serving in the military.

David was in the first High School graduating class of VCS and joined the Army in 2012. He went to Afghanistan twice and Iraq twice, and was promoted to Sergeant E5 before leaving the Army in 2018.

Since then, David returned to Venice and is pursuing his Associates Degree at SCF with the end goal of teaching at the high school or college level.

Homeschooled until the 8th grade, David enrolled at VCS along with his three adopted siblings. He and his brothers also played on the VCS basketball team. David said that being at VCS after homeschooling taught them good social skills, and continued to feel like an extended family as well. “One of my great memories at VCS was when my mom (a teacher at VCS) would bring a big crockpot of food for lunch to school. My siblings and friends would all gather together and share good times over lunch,” he said.

David also shared that his dad is a Pastor, and attending VCS continued to challenge but encourage his faith, and provided a solid Christian foundation at the age when he needed it most.

Thank you for your service David!


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