Victoria Orcutt

Fort Walton Beach High School
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Born to Serve

This record-breaking competitor finds her greatest successes in her ability to positively impact others.

Victoria Orcutt has mastered success. Her impressive accolades as a multi-sport scholar-athlete include competing and winning at the State and National levels while academically maintaining a 4.71 grade point average. Highlights include setting 11 school and 4 district records in swimming, being named Northwest Florida’s Swimmer of the Year in 2018, and representing the United States at 2018 Modern Pentathlon Youth World Championships and the 2017 and 2018 Pan American Championships.

While she is a determined competitor, she never forgets Albert Einstein’s words of wisdom: “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” Her parents have modeled these words for Victoria her entire life. As a military family, sacrifice and selflessness have always come first, and the family has “packed our lives into boxes and followed the path of service,” on many occasions. With the constant moves, sports, academics, and service have helped Victoria stay grounded. And seeing her father rise to the call of duty time and time again has inspired Victoria to push through her own challenges, including the stress of multiple deployments and a personal growth plate injury, to channel her inner strength and emerge even stronger for the experience.

While she has given more than 900 community service hours to a variety of deserving organizations, she has two primary passions: supporting military deployed families and working to raise awareness of suicide prevention. After losing a teammate to suicide, Victoria established the Vikings Take Five to Save Lives, a suicide prevention program that raises awareness and funds for mental health support. She led a group of 50 volunteers and ran daily activities during National Suicide Prevention Week, culminating in a Community Mile for Mental Health Run. Her efforts reached over 50,000 community members and her program is being adopted by other local schools. As a participant in Florida’s American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program, Victoria wrote and advocated for a bill to promote mental health resources in schools, which now sits on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ desk. While she won the Girls State Outstanding Citizen Award for her efforts, she’s most proud of the impact she’s made, which could help to save lives.




  • Captain
  • Varsity Letter Winner
  • All-Conference
  • All-District
  • All-State
  • 11 School Records
  • 4 District Records
  • NCSA Swimming Jr National Qualifier
  • Southeastern All-Star Team & Southern Zone Champion
  • 2018 Northwest Florida Swimmer of the Year
  • High School State Swim Championship Runner-Up Team & 10x

Modern Pentathlon

  • Captain
  • 2017 & 2018 USA Pentathlon Youth National Team
  • 2017 US Olympic Training Center Pentathlon Youth Development Program
  • 2018 Modern Pentathlon Youth World Championships
  • 2017 & 2018 Pan American Championship
  • USA Pentathlon HS All-American & 5x National Champion

Track & Field

  • Captain
  • Varsity Letter Winner
  • All-Conference
  • All-District
  • All-State
  • 2x HS State Track & Field Championship Medalist

Cross Country

  • Captain
  • Varsity Letter Winner
  • All-Conference
  • All-District


  • Captain
  • Varsity Letter Winner
  • District Runner Up Team

Academic Honors & Awards

  • AP Scholar with Distinction
  • National Honor Society
  • Girl Scout Gold Award
  • Academic All-American
  • HOBY Academic All-Star
  • OK Academic Runner-Up Swim Team
  • Beta State Champion (Poetry/History)
  • Science National Honor Society
  • Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society
  • FWBHS Hall of Fame
  • Okaloosa Distinguished Young Women Academic Award
  • 3x Okaloosa County Anne T.
    Mitchell Academic Award
  • All-Academic Track Team
  • 3x Swimming Scholar Athlete
  • 2x Cross Country Scholar Athlete
  • Girls State Outstanding Citizen Award
  • Graduating Top 1% of Class / Summa Cum Laude



School & Community Involvement

  • Student Council Representative
  • National Honor Society Vice President
  • Beta Club BTWHS Chapter Founder & President/FWBHS President
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Team
  • FWBHS Student2Student President/BTWHS Teen Advisory Board
  • FWBHS I Am Enough Club President/BTWHS Hornets Against Hunger
  • FWBHS Viking Ladies/BTWHS Hornet Spirit Club Founder & President
  • Vikings Take 5 to Save Lives Founder – FWBHS Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness
  • Hurlburt Field/Military Deployed Family Support Leader
  • St. Mary’s Youth Leader and Teacher
  • Hurlburt Chapel Altar Server and Volunteer
  • Mount Carmel Swim Team Volunteer Coach
  • Hunger Action Day Ambassador/Oklahoma Food Bank/FWBHS Beta Backpack Program
  • Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar Ambassador (2018) and Junior Facilitator (2019)
  • Girl Scouts
  • Deployed Airmen Care Packages
  • Coast Aquatics
  • Hurricane Michael Relief




“The moments in my life that bring the most fulfillment are those in which I am serving others.”

~ Victoria Orcutt ~