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  • Vance County Schools serves the educational needs of approximately 6,200 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Our professional staff is committed to providing the knowledge, skills and opportunities for our students to "compete in an ever-changing global community." Our community takes great pride in our schools and through its financial support, provides opportunities for all students to experience success and to prepare for the future. 


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    Commencement Exercise celebrates VCHS Class of 2019


    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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