Victoria Soto

Sandy Hook Hero

he┬Ěro  [heer-oh]                                                                                                                          "a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal."

Who Is Victoria Soto?

Victoria Leigh Soto was born on  November 4, 1985 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She was born into a family of 6 including Mother(Donna), Father (Carlos)Brother (Carlos), and two sisters (Carly and Jillian).Victoria wanted to be a teacher since she was 3 years old. Her family moved to Stratford , Connecticut when she was 15 and she graduated from Stratford High. She got her teaching degree at Southern Connecticut State University. Soto began teaching in 2007 for 1st grade at Sandy Hook.

Go to the link below to watch a video to learn more about Vicki and her family:

Victoria's Accomplishments:

1.Graduated from stafford high school in 2003

2.Earned bachelors degrees in both education and history at Eastern Connecticut state university in 2008

3. Went to grad school and earned teaching degree at Southern Connecticut state university also in 2008

4.Became teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary school in 2009

5.Her death brought upon more restrictions on gun usage by the president himself

Vicki's greatest accomplishment:

Victoria saved sixteen 1st graders from being killed on December 14th, 2012.

She heard the gunshots and hid her kids in cabinets and closets.

When the gunman came in and she told him her kids were in the gym.

Some of the kids panicked and went out of their hiding spots.

He shot at them and Victoria blocked the bullets with herself.

This is why we think Victoria is a hero. Vicki could have hid herself in the closets and stayed alive but instead she  risked her life for some kids she didn't know as well as she should have. We hope to grow up to be someone like her to do something worth remembering to help those who truly need it.

Victoria Soto is a role model. She is not only a good person overall but a kind heart and a true hero.


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"Victoria Soto." News Times., n.d. Web. 08 Mar. 2013.

Zhao, Emmeline. "Victoria Soto Namesake School: Connecticut School To Be Named For Hero Sandy Hook Teacher." The Huffington Post., 14 Jan. 2013. Web. 08 Mar. 2013.

Williams, Matt. "Victoria Soto: Sandy Hook Teacher Who Wanted to Mould Young Minds."The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 15 Dec. 2012. Web. 08 Mar. 2013


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