Frankie will be going to college at Wichita State University and plans to earn a degree in Industrial Engineering and is wanting to start a band outside of school.

Extracurricular activities: Fishing at local ponds & playing guitar

Accomplishments/Awards: Earned a black belt in Isshinryu Karate & trained in Mixed Martial Arts for 6 yrs, first alto sax/section leader for The Derby Panther Marching Band for 2 yrs, and Jazz band.

Favorite quote: "Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself" - Deborah Reber

Favorite memory: "When I first began learning to play the guitar, I remember how the reverb echoed through my best friend's house - like it was straight from my heart!"

Advice to future generations: "My advice is to keep an open mind. You can never know the beauty this world can show if you hold yourself back from seeing everything. Do something new and try your best to find something beautiful in it, because when you can see the beauty that lies behind all the ugliness, you can find hope when you're at rock bottom & maybe, just maybe, you can be the one who helps others find that hope too".

Francisco is the son of Frank Vigil, II and Martha A. McIlveen.


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