A total of 15 students at Vance County High School were inducted into the school's chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during a special ceremony held at the school on April 4.
Graduation ceremonies can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate link below. Information and photos from the Vance County High, Early College High and AdVance Academy ceremonies are available on the homepage of the schools' websites.
The Vance County Board of Education approved the school calendars for the 2019-2020 school year during the board's March 11, meeting.
Four local educators who are cohorts with the nationwide Opportunity Culture Fellows Program were recognized at the Vance County Board of Education meeting on June 10, 2019.
The Vance County Board of Education recognized the outstanding efforts of eight Student Spotlight award winners who received the honor for their respective schools for the 2018-2019 school year based on their exemplary character and respect and caring for fellow students and educators.
Members of the first graduating class of Vance County High School received their diplomas on the morning of June 8, 2019, during the school's Commencement Exercise.
The event was held in the gymnasium at Vance County Middle School, the same facility that hosted the last countywide graduation in 1990.
A total of 251 VCHS seniors received diplomas.
Principal Rey Horner presided over the ceremony. Senior Laura Care was the class valedictorian and senior Tomesha Jefferson was salutatorian.
An audience of approximately 1,250 parents, family, friends and school system officials attended to celebrate the class members' achievements.
Each graduate walked across the stage as they were presented their diplomas by Horner. Joining him in the diploma presentations were Superintendent Anthony Jackson, Vance County Board of Education Chairwoman Dorothy Gooche and Assistant Superintendents Trixie Brooks and Cindy Bennett.
Seniors graduating among the top 10 percent of academic achievers in the class were Sarah Alzubairi, Corey Baldwin, Madonna Baselios, Destinee Bullock, Sarah Burns, Laura Care, Taylor Cavanaugh, Miracle Chin, Deana Hawkins, Tomesha Jefferson, Jaida Lewis, Alex Machado, Mya' McKnight, Matthew Munn, April Pendergrass, John Pendergrass, Shaniya Pernell, Wendy Portillo, Shannon Riggan, Briana Sulyans, Natalee Stephens, Robert Susewell, Gabriela Ventura, Zachary Williamson and Billy Zheng.
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