Category: Alums

Aim High And Soar – Seton Alumna in World Ballooning Competition

At age 12, Victoria Vertrees and her older brother William took their first flight on a hot air balloon. That flight seized the hearts and imaginations of both young people. Today, nineteen-year-old Victoria will represent the United States in The 2018 3rd FAI Women’s World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Naleczow, Poland. Such dreams don’t become realities without struggle and hard work. Victoria’s first struggle—and the one that became a touchstone in her desire to be a “master of my craft”—had nothing to do with hot-air balloons. Diagnosed in elementary school with dyslexia, she underwent clinical therapy to deal...

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