Return to Headlines

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis Visits VCHS


U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, center, presents a U.S. Flag to VCHS students.


U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, was welcomed to Vance County High School by students and school administrators during the afternoon of May 30.


He spent quite a bit of time in the school's media center meeting with students from the high school and our Early College High School. Those students who met with him are Student Council leaders from the two schools.


He also met with Ruby Zuniga Trejo of STEM Early High, and Xavier Wilson of Vance County High, both of whom won the Student Spotlight award this school year.


Sen. Tillis and his staff in Washington, D.C., will serve as hosts during part of an all-day trip all 16 Student Spotlight award winners from our schools will participate in on June 19, as they travel with their parents to our nation's capital.




Jesus Rodriguez and Rosolind Williams, both students at Vance County High School and members of the Air Force Junior ROTC, accepted the U.S. Flag from Sen. Tillis. They are shown in the above photo, from left,  holding the flag and the certificate presented by Sen. Tillis.






Principal Kristian Herring of STEM Early High, above in top photo, presented the senator with a STEM Sharks t-shirt and Principal Rey Horner of Vance County High, above in bottom photo, presented him with a Vance Vipers hat and framed banner from the Vipers' basketball conference championship.




Sen. Tillis also visited the school's Vance Virtual lab, as shown above, and spent some time at one of the 20 digital learning stations to experience the three-dimensional software used by students in their studies of science, health, geography and more.