Vanessa Chavez, Senior at La Sierra High School, has been recognized as the 2017 Council for Exceptional Children "Yes I Can" Award" winner in the area of technology at the state and international level. Vanessa is adept in the area of technology; due to her unilateral hearing loss in her right ear, she uses two different types of sound field systems. In addition, she is the "go-to" student on campus if teachers or students have questions regarding the Dynamic Sound Fields. Vanessa is the director of publicity for Link Crew, president of Sign Language Club, and a volleyball and softball player. She is also the student assistant for the La Sierra Dynamic Sound Fields. Upon graduation, she will be studying to become a Criminal Scenes Investigator.