We asked some of the staff and students at Del Val what love meant to them…
“I guess love in terms of people,
like family, is doing what’s best
for them even if it’s hard.”
– Jason Farnsworth, Art Teacher
“Caring about someone more than
you care about yourself, wanting to
spend time with them, accepting
them for every aspect of who they are.”
– Abigail Drake ‘26
“True love is ringside to friendship
and honesty. The most important thing
in life is love. When you look into your heart,
think to yourself about the personal
connection with someone that you know would be
helpful. To others, it also means respect
and having good manners by saying things like
‘How has your day been?’,
‘I love your outfit!’
and ‘I also like hanging out with you.’
This is what I think about the
true meaning of true love.”
– Jeffrey Bill ‘19
“Caring for someone else and them
caring for me and making me happy.
Expressing love to each other.
I think of my boyfriend.”
– Laine Gorman ‘23
“My girlfriend is Grace Husek and
she is a cheerleader. I’ve been dating
my girlfriend Grace for 3 years.
I started dating my girlfriend in 2020
before the COVID hit, and
I love my girlfriend.
My girlfriend Grace has
Down’s Syndrome; she is special.”
– Philip Sosidko ‘21
“A really deep connection to someone
you bond with and they bond with you.
Between friends, family members, lovers, etc.”
– Aidan Shebchuck ‘23
– Emma Bush ‘23
“Love is a very powerful thing between two people.
There can be romantic love or platonic love
and it’s just beautiful.”
– Avery Fitz ‘23
“Love is spending the rest of your life
with your best friend, like my wife.
It means someone always understands you
and someone’s always there to support you.”
– Brian Smith, English Teacher and Class of 2005
“You are completely devoted
to a person or thing and
when you don’t have it,
it completely kills you.”
– Kal El Fiorito ‘25
“Love is something you cannot control
but you can embrace as your own.”
– Baylee Foreman ‘23
“Love is bittersweet.
It’s something that can last forever,
but when it’s taken away,
it can hurt really bad.”
– Joshua Paul, Wood Shop Teacher