Viera’s cover kids — where are they now?
From its inception, the Viera Voice has invited the community’s children to contribute to art and coloring contests, to tell us what they want to be when they grow up, to participate in drawings to win backstage passes to events throughout the county as well as showcase their academic and athletic accomplishments and since 2008, the Viera Voice has told the story of this community not only from the perspective of businesses and adults, but through the eyes of pre-schoolers, students, teens and young adults.
Have you wondered what has happened to some of the faces you’ve seen on the covers? We have a little insight into some of our “cover kids.”
In May 2012, Brittany was on the gold-award-winning Viera Winter Guard. In her senior year, she was captain of the guard. Now, a junior at Florida State University, she dreams of entering the corporate world of retail. She serves as the assistant director of finance for the inter-residence hall council, a student organization advocating for 6,400 on-campus residents. She said the winter guard championship performance reminds her anything is possible with enough time and effort.
In August 2012, a young Colton Farrington delivered the game-winning hit for Viera-Suntree Little League. This summer, the 16-year-old is playing with the seniors at the Little League state tournament in Fort Myers. The Viera High junior said he hopes to finish his Little League career with a State Championship win as it has been his dream for years. He plans to attend a California college on a baseball scholarship.
Gina Marie Incandela
September 2011’s Viera Voice featured Gina, who sang The National Anthem at Brevard Remembers 9/11. Now 14, she continues to overcome the obstacles of autism. The member of the National Junior Honor Society will attend Osceola County School for the Arts as a vocal major. Gina volunteers with many community charities and continues to perform at Central Florida’s major sporting and corporate events and performed at Hillary Clinton’s Florida campaign event. She is working on her own cabaret-style show debuting Aug. 2.
Captain of the 2012 VHS Winter Guard, Grace earned her associate degree from Eastern Florida State College during her senior year. Since then, she taught guard at Eau Gallie and VHS and between sessions in a primary weapon position on UCF’s Open Winterguard, she traveled the country, performing in a World Class Drum Corps. Currently, she is the co-captain of the UCF competitive equestrian team. The biology major works as an educator at SeaWorld Orlando and aspires to train animals.