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VCS Celebrates the Graduation of 240 Students

Vance County Schools is proud to announce that 240 seniors have received their high school diploma during our four graduation ceremonies. 

Vance County High School graduated the morning of May 25th in the Viper Gymnasium and Vance County Early College High School graduated later that evening at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center. Vance Virtual Village (V3) Academy and AdVance Academy graduated on June 10th in the Wayne Adcock Auditorium. Students, staff and guests gathered to celebrate their accomplishments. 

At the graduation ceremonies, representatives from the Class of 2022 shared words of encouragement with their fellow classmates:  

 “[To my fellow classmates] as we get ready to depart this institution, I want to encourage you to continue to place a trail of success. To continue to triumph against all the odds and to relentlessly chase your dreams. Let us never forget that we are the product of Vance County High School. The home of the Vipers!” (Karla Cruz Ochoa, Vance County High School) 

“As we go into the next major part of our lives, I hope that everyone keeps the same perseverance and dedication to accomplish whatever they desire in life. And one day may we all become Big Chiefs and be an influential person to someone around us.” (Aniya Palmer, Vance County Early College High School) 

“Face [future] challenges with your head high and heart wide open. You must excel in everything you do, and strive for excellence in every task. It is your job to make the best of everything you have, at every moment you experience.” (Naadirah Moore, Vance Virtual Village Academy) 

Principal Cyrus Waters of AdVance Academy, also provided some words of wisdom to encourage his students to reflect on their journey to graduation.

“Think about the people that helped you, the tough times you had to overcome, the lessons learned, friendships gained and all of the events you had to endure to get to this point.” (Mr. Cyrus Waters, AdVance Academy Principal) 

Some of the accolades and accomplishments for the Class of 2022 include 18 Cum Laude Scholars (weighted grade point average of 3.25-3.5), 18 Magna Cum Laude Scholars (weighted grade point average of 3.6-3.9) and 16 Summa Cum Laude Scholars (weighted grade point average of 4.0+). Additionally, there were 4 North Carolina Scholars, 71 College Endorsements and 68 College/UNC Endorsements. The district proudly recognized 31 students with the President’s Award for Educational Excellence and 17 students with the President’s Award for Achievement. There were also 19 graduates who earned their North Carolina Career Endorsement. Of the 240 graduates, 22 were early graduates and 23 students were recognized in the top ten percent of the Vance County Schools Class of 2022. 

The district had a total of 15 students who graduated with their Associate Degree in Arts and another 11 students graduated with their Associate Degree in Science. There were also 3 graduates in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, 4 National Honor Society Scholars and 37 Beta Club Scholars.

To the Vance County Schools’ Class of 2022, we are very proud of your achievements! Your resilience and determination has been inspiring to us all. We wish you the best as you continue to follow your passion and purpose! 

Official Press Release

VCS Class of 2022