Meet Nicholas! Born and raised in Watts, Nicholas came to Verbum Dei High School after unsuccessfully completing his freshman year when his public school was closed down. He described the adjustment to Catholic school as a challenge, but also an extremely rewarding experience. He said his teachers and classmates at Verbum Dei were always pushing him to be better, both in the classroom and in life. Nicholas is one of seven children and will be the first person in his family to attend college. He is so driven; he applied to 37 colleges and is proud to be attending Miles College in Alabama starting this fall.