The 251 members of the Class of 2019 at Vance County High School celebrated their achievements as the first graduating class from the school during Class Night festivities held on May 16.
Parents, other family members, friends, educators and school officials joined in the celebration as they honored each of the graduates. Principal Rey Horner led the event held in the school's gymnasium.
The Air Force Junior ROTC presented the U.S. and N.C. Flags and some of the school's chorus members sang The Star Spangled Banner.
Several representatives of colleges and universities, sororities, fraternities, civic organizations and others presented graduates with college scholarships that total well over $4 million.
Seniors Laura Care and Robert Susewell served as the mistress and master of ceremony. Fellow Class of 2019 members Deana Hawkins and Corey Baldwin welcomed everyone to their Class Night. Sarah Alzubairi, another senior, led the recognition of honored guests. Later, the Class Song was sung by Quentajah Marrow and everyone enjoyed watching the Class Slide Show.
It was a special night for the members of the Vipers' first graduating class.