TPS Seniors 2018

Victoria Marinov

Meet Victoria Marinov!

After five years of a glorious reign in the halls of The Potter’s School, Victoria Marinov is ready to saddle her steed and ride forth among the mountains and fields and sail across the oceans of the world. She has partaken of numerous and diverse courses from the school’s offering, and Summer Creative Writing has been one of her first favorites. Another favorite has been Forensic Science, and Victoria treasures precious memories of hanging out with the all-girl class; specific treasured memories include time spent with the members of her group project where they plotted the murder of Pinocchio and Prince Hans and then investigated and solved the case of the tragic death of Peregrine Took. Victoria also greatly admires the supreme Ms. Wood and her love for literature. Victoria has taken three English classes with her, and through them, Victoria’s eyes have been opened to the beauty and depth of literature and thinking throughout the centuries. From all these classes and others, as well as the Forums, Victoria has found hearty companions with whom to share mead in the great hall. She has had fantastic experiences meeting friends not only when they pass through her village, but also all the way across the ocean in Germany, of all places. Her time in TPS has benefited her in many ways. Besides awesome friends, she has also learned real-world skills (like finishing a task two hours before the deadline because she procrastinated!). She has also learned more about God and her faith in ways she never would have otherwise, and hopes to keep these things in her heart as she continues to grow spiritually.

Victoria plans to take a gap year. She desires to experience the glory of having no homework, but that ambition might be hindered by her other desire to pile up more skills before college. Regardless, she will find a job, perhaps serving drinks in a Starbucks somewhere. She plans to apply to Regent University and double-major in cinema/TV and possibly some form of business. After that? No one knows where the road leads. Nevertheless, winning an Oscar, acquiring a unicorn, becoming Hollywood’s top director, and world domination are all possible destinations.


Favorite Bible verse:

“See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.” –Jeremiah 1:10 God’s words to the prophet Jeremiah speak to my big-picture nature. I feel as if they’re my own personal mission statement.


Advice to the younglings of TPS:

Take your classes seriously and with a heart willing to learn and do well. Your parents are paying a lot for you to be taking classes, and the skills you’re learning in this environment will benefit you for the rest of your life.


  1. Hello, Victoria! I absolutely loved your column this year. 🙂 It was great getting to know you, and enjoy the gap year!

  2. love you, victoria!!! i miss those late nights brainstorming our crime & those even later nights investigating pippin’s death. that was such a fun time!

  3. What a rad human. I’m can’t wait to hear your speech when you win an Oscar.

  4. VIC! I kinda can’t believe we waited this long to get to know each other, but this second semester has been full of some great experiences with you. Here’s to herding goats in Iceland. (was it Iceland sorry if it was Greenland) In other news, really hoping we meet at some point in the annoyingly inflexible expanse of time 🙂

  5. Victoria! Congrats on graduating! Thank you for your friendship for these past few years. You’re such a sweet person. <3

  6. Congratulations, Victoria!

  7. Whatta delightful genius you are– hey remember me when you’re famous and make sure to give me a shoutout on the red carpet.

  8. Congratulations, Victoria!
    I took forensics this year, and boy was it a great class. The group projects were the best!