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Annaleigha Garcia

Destiny Verduzco is part of ASB, Renaissance, and HEAL Pathway. Now she’s running for 2022 Homecoming Queen.

Worth All the Hard Work

Destiny Verduzco is one of Colton High’s busiest students, and now she’s bringing all those different parts of her life together to win Homecoming Queen.

Destiny Verduzco is so much more than a high school student.

She’s an entrepreneur.

Despite being so busy with a jammed packed school schedule that includes involvement with ASB, Renaissance, and HEAL, Destiny still finds time to run a small business.

During her sophomore year, the year defined by stay home orders, Destiny started a business customizing cups, frames, shadowboxes, and shirts for a customer base. She prides herself on customizing any items someone brings to her.

“I just wanted to be independent and able to do things on my own,” she said about her business venture.

But Destiny is more than a young business woman.

She’s also invested in learning psychology, and intends to attend a 4-year university after high school to study, which will make her the first in her family to go on to university. Certainly with all of her involvement, she will find a new home somewhere exciting.

For the time being, she is concentrating on becoming Colton’s next Homecoming Queen.

Destiny is down to earth as she talks about the nomination and selection to senior Homecoming Court. The process has both humbled her and made her quite nervous. She is, however, grateful for all the support she has received.

“Just having [my friends] behind me is the best part of this whole experience.”

Her campaign has brought together both of her sides as an invested student and queen of customization. She is very excited about her poster designs, finding inspiration from all over, including Pinterest. Her ideas and creativity have led to some striking designs, even as she feels nervous having her face on a poster.

In the end, it’s all worth it for Destiny. With homecoming this week, she is anxious about how the voting will go and the idea of winning makes her very emotional because this experience isn’t going to come again. 

“Just being queen doesn’t make you better, and doesn’t mean you should change who you are. The best part is seeing your support.”

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