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Redding Resident of the Week: Victoria Rude

This week's Redding Resident is about to leave the town she grew up in. Venturing out is a little scary for her, but she knows she can always call Redding home.

Name: Victoria Rude

Age: 18

Occupation: Library page at the .

Tell us a little about yourself:

and I will be going to the University of Vermont in the fall to study environmental science. I went to California a few years ago and they are really good about recycling and being green, so that’s what got me interested in studying the environment. I’ve lived in Redding my whole life and went through all of the Redding schools. The schools here do a good job of broadening students’ horizons. I have one younger brother and one younger sister.

Working at the Mark Twain Library, you must come across great summer reads. What are your favorite books?

I really love The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

What will you specialize in when you major in environmental studies?

I am going to focus more on biology than geology. The University of Vermont offers both.

You just graduated. Were you part of any clubs or teams in High School?

I did cross country for two-and-one-half years. I’m not going to do it in college though; I kind of realized running is not as fun as I thought it was.

How long have you lived in Redding?

I’ve lived here for 18 years.

What is your favorite aspect of Redding?

I like that the town is small, it’s not a crowded town. I’ll miss it when I leave. It’ll be different at college with a variety of people.

What keeps you here?

My family keeps me here. I don’t know if I want to come back here after college though.

What do you do for fun in Redding?

My family is very into mountain biking and cycling. I go to the library a lot too.

What is your favorite memory in Redding?

When I was young, I was at the library with my mother and I remember meeting one of my good friends here.

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