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Project Lead the Way 1 students tested out their biofuel in the dirt lot a safe distance from the soccer and softball fields. As the clouds broke and the sun shone through, a glimmer of light glinted off the cold, hard steel of an airplane engine Max O.S. 46. Before this day dawned, Dr. Fennern an engineering mentor, AMSE Board Member, and Nuclear Physicist explained the dynamics of alternate fuels, combustion engines, while student’s step-by-step synthesized biodiesel to run in the diesel engine. At times running over 7000 rpm, the biofuel burned cooler and faster than ordinary diesel. Students tested heat, RPM’s and burn time of the diesel produced from simple vegetable oil and methanol. Testing of the biodiesel is only the beginning as students will be designing and constructing a research garden that produces vegetables for consumption and sunflowers to produce the biodiesel of tomorrow.

Senior Jeffrey Tesik and eighth grader Zachary Shah were named to the California Band Director's Association (CBDA) All-State Honor Bands.

The girls varsity soccer team won its 9th straight game to open the season by defeating St. Francis 2-0. This is goalkeeper Alexis Smith's 9th straight shutout.

Congratulations to the Fall sport athletes that were honored by media outlets for their accomplishments on the field, court and course this past season. Click here to see who was recognized.

Fall 2013 was a jam-packed semester for our Journalism and Photojournalism students who were hard at work on the very first issue of The Warrior Magazine, which features the full range of emotions associated with our student body on the Valley Christian campus: hope, nostalgia, fear, peace, passion and absolute, unbridled excitement. This semester, we watched and recorded as Valley Christian students achieved greatness, pursued their passions, and gave their lives to God.

As this semester moved fast and furiously along, we stopped for a minute to record not only the stories of campus life and student achievement – but the stories of individuals that are changing the lives of the people around them. So here are the reasons why you do not want to miss our collection of stories and photographs that will touch your heart and make you remember why high school is such a pivotal part of life:

Senior's Maddie Dilfer and Kirsten Mead were named the co-players of the year in girls volleyball by the San Jose Mercury News. Also recieving recognition was Ronika Stone (2nd Team), Jess Hess and Ella Lajos (Honorable Mention).

Congratulations to our Valley Christian Junior High School ISS Student Team, their teacher Mrs. Malathi Tuers, their mentor Jim Nadir, and Valley Christian's Applied Math, Science, and Engineering (AMSE) Institute team including Dan Saldana, Werner Vavken, Howell Ivy, and George Sousa. Click on the link below to view the NBC Channel Eleven News story describing the first junior high to put an experiment on the International Space Station. Wow!!! It's thrilling to see the Quest for Excellence and truly Christian education in action!

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Black or White Theme for January

Black or White Theme for January

The girls basketball team, led by Cassie Orth (12pts) and Jessica Mitz (13pts) defeated the reigning CCS Division I Champions of Gunn last night in the Pinewood Tournament.

The Human Performance Center will be open during finals week and over Christmas break. Click here to see the hours it will be available.

Article by Student Sports about softball player Brynne Fitzpatrick.

Cal Hi Sports Bay Area recently highlighted Senior Monica Bodd on their show for her work in the community, classroom and on the basketball court. Click here to watch the video.

8th Grade Girls Basketball team finished with an overall record of 17-2 and took home the Willow Glen Tournament Championship and 2nd place in the Santa Clara East Side League Championship.

Congratulations to the varsity girls volleyball team for winning a State Championship! The Warriors defeated Central Valley Christian 25-20, 25-16, 25-10 this past Saturday at Santiago Canyon College in Orange, CA.

Go to www.vcs.net, then BUY TICKETS NOW under QUICKLINKS on the right for Thursday and Friday. If you missed the on-line window for Tuesday & Wednesday, call Mary Creek at 408-362-7602. Seats for those two nights are limited. The traditional Christmas concerts for Kindergarteners through 12th grade singers and musicians will again be held at the historic California Theatre in downtown San Jose. Don't miss it!

Warrior highlights of the week can be read by clicking here.

For a preview in Warrior Athletics this week, click here.

NorCal Division III volleyball final: Valley Christian sweeps Sacred Heart Cathedral to advance to state final.

For a preview in Warrior Athletics this week, click here.

Presence vs. Presents Theme for December

Presence vs. Presents Theme for December

Valley Christian girls volleyball defeated Bishop O'Dowd 21-25, 25-13, 25-20, 25-18 Saturday night to advance to NorCal championship game Tuesday against Sacred Heart Cathedral at Valley Christian 7PM.

Conservatory student was one of 12 young pianists (and one of four Americans) chosen worldwide (ages 9-14) to participate in the Inaugural Lang Lang Junior Music Camp in Munich, Germany, where he performed and worked with Lang Lang in concert and masterclass. Lang Lang is a young, world-renowned classical pianist, and is known as an "evangelist" of classical music. Video &

Valley Christian High School Speech and Debate had a great showing and their biggest turnout to date at the 2013 Santa Clara University Dempsey Cronin Invitational. Valley Christian was represented by 14 students at the three day tournament that boasted 56 schools competing with 1525 entrants from all over the state! Junior Hugh Zhang was awarded 2nd place in speaker points for his division of 142 debaters. Junior Eddy Nassif and Sophomore Vivek Menon debated their way into the semi-final round and received 3rd place out of the 71 teams in the novice parliamentary debate.

This is the fourth tournament that VCHS has attended this year, and at each one the debate team has earned recognition for excellent performance. Junior Josey Hu and Sophomore Jeremy Dong went undefeated at a league debate tournament held on Leland’s campus in October. Junior Eddy Nassif spoke his way into the semi-finals at a speech tournament at Los Gatos High School in November. Perhaps most impres

"He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands." In the Elementary library this year we are focusing on God's provision and care for the whole world.

Going to the CCS Football game Friday night? Pre-sale tickets available in the athletic office!

Sophomore Music Major is the drummer for the Jazz Ensemble. He was honored at the San Mateo Jazz Festival with the award on Friday, November 22.

Warrior highlights of the week can be read by clicking here.

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