by Schuyler Farrell
Marcel Vrany is a current junior at Lincoln Academy. Marcel came from the town of Louny in the Czech Republic. He is a residential student living in the dorm at LA. His life at Lincoln is really different than it is at home. He says, “I’m doing everything by myself. If I need something I don’t have my mom to solve it. I have to find new friends and study in a different language.”
In the Czech Republic Marcel has one sister who is 23, and his mom who works as an accountant. He plays handball, which is a game played indoors by 7 players. Marcel came to America to try something new. Since being in America he joined the varsity boys soccer team, where he plays forward. He is also active in dorm life. Marcel says the dorm life is fun, he has new friends and all the house parents are really helpful when he has questions. At this point he plans on returning to the Czech Republic to attend college, but he still could change his mind.
Faces of LA: What has surprised you most about LA?
Marcel Vrany: If you need help, just ask someone because someone can help you.
FoLA: How have you changed since you got to LA?
MV: I don’t know how I changed.
FoLA: Who are 3 people in the LA community who have influenced you?
MV: Gabriel Wajer, Ken Stevenson and the Farrell Family.
FoLA: Describe yourself in 3 words.
MV: Athletic, nice, curious.
FoLA: If you could have any superpower, what would it be, and how would you use it?”
MV: I want to make people happy when they are sad, or something bad happened, and enjoy rest of my life, that’s all.
“Faces of LA” is a Lincoln Academy student journalism project in which student writers profile members of the LA Community: students, faculty, staff, and alumni. These profiles appear on the LA Website and the Lincoln County News with a photo portrait, also taken by student journalists. This profile is by Schuyler Farrell, a sophomore in the Yearbook and Communications class.