Monday, February 26, 2018

Cap and Gown Orders


Order your caps and gowns a.s.a.p. through the Herff Jones website if you have not done so already.

Friday, February 23, 2018

2018 Raleigh National College Fair 3/20/18

Students and families will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from nearly 200 colleges, as well as attend workshops on testing, application tips, essay writing and how to finance a college education.

WHAT: Raleigh National College Fair
Raleigh Convention Center
WHEN: Tuesday, March 20th from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
COST: There is no charge to attend.

INFORMATION: Click HERE to find a great informational piece to hang in your office and distribute to students. (Spanish Version HERE)
REGISTER: Students are highly encouraged to register online prior to coming to the fair. This enables them to spend more time connecting with representatives and less time waiting to register on site. Additional information about registration can be found HERE.
VOLUNTEER: If you would like to volunteer to help at the fair, please sign up on the following Google Form

College Admission Rep. Visits at VAHS

Interested Students are invited to meet with admissions counselors from the following universities:

Friday March 2, 12:00: Louisburg College

Wednesday  March 21,  10:00: Saint Bonaventure University

See Ms. O'Kane for more information and to receive a pass to attend the 10:00 visit on 3/21.


The Alpha Theta Chapter, North Carolina is offering a $1,000.00 scholarship for high school seniors.

                                            Application Deadline: April 20, 2018

                                              GPA Requirement: 2.5 unweighted

See Ms. O'Kane for an application.     

American Legion Auxiliary Tar Heel Girls State June 10-16, 2018

Are you up for the challenge?

Developing leadership skills, confidence and action-based understanding of the government process gives young women a lasting foundation for success, both personally and professionally. The American Legion Auxiliary believes that educating youth about the basic ideals and principles of government will help ensure the survival of our democracy.

ALA Girls State is a unique and exciting government-in-action learning program in which American Legion Auxiliary members guide young women aged 16 and older to become knowledgeable stewards of freedom, democracy and patriotic citizens.
Purpose Statement
To provide an outstanding, unique, and coveted educational opportunity for the young women of our nation that instills the basic ideals and principles of American government through the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation citizenship training programs.

What is ALA Girls State?

The American Legion Auxiliary’s marquee Girls State program, first presented in 1937, is one of the most respected and coveted experiential learning programs presented in the United States.
The program epitomizes the ALA’s mission to honor those who have brought us our freedom through our enduring commitment to develop young women as future leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. The young women become knowledgeable of the democratic process and how our republic form of government works at the state and national levels.
Each summer, approximately 16,000 young women participate in weeklong ALA Girls State programs across the nation. Every American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program operates with the same patriotic values through a nonpartisan curriculum where students assume the roles of government leaders, campaigning in mock parties (often called “Federalists” and “Nationalists”) to become mayors and county and state officials of their ALA Girls State. The program is a weeklong immersive learning experience, often held on a college campus where girls live in “cities” within a dormitory-like setting. The learning, experience, memories, and friendships last a lifetime.

Visit the site below and See Ms. O'Kane for an application. 

Career and College Promise (CCP) Information

The Career and College Promise (CCP) provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students in order to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills. The Career and College Promise is for students who want to get a head start on college and who are also college ready while still in high school. Tuition and fees are waived for credit courses! Read more about CCP

Learn about program requirements, plans of study, and apply for admission! Attendance at an information session is mandatory for students. Parents are welcome to attend.
All sessions on Durham Tech's Main Campus will be held in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center (Building 10), Multi-Purpose Room unless otherwise noted.  The remaining sessions are scheduled for:

Monday, March 12, 2018, 5 – 6 p.m.
Monday, April 9, 2018, 5 – 6 p.m.
Monday, May 14, 2018, 5 – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Erskine Fellows Program

Erskine College is now accepting nominations for the Erskine Fellows Program. Erskine Fellows recognizes high school juniors who excel academically, exhibit good character and overall conduct, and thrive outside of the classroom.
Erskine Fellows are talented juniors with demonstrated qualities of leadership as indicated by their participation in extracurricular and community activities. They have earned a minimum of 1100 (critical reading and math) on the SAT, 24 (composite) on the ACT, or 110 (critical reading and math) on the PSAT and maintain a 3.5 weighted GPA.
In addition to the honor of being named an Erskine Fellow, qualifying students will be awarded a scholarship of $5,000 per academic year, $20,000 over four years, provided they meet our admissions standards and enroll at Erskine in Fall 2019. They will also be invited to attend a special day this Fall on Erskine’s campus where they will be given an opportunity to earn additional scholarships, as well as receive a tour, meet current students, get to know faculty and experience our beautiful campus. Invitations with details will be sent to qualifying nominees.

Interested students should contact Jill O'Kane.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Prom Dress Giveaway

Established in 2005, Operation PROM is a national 501 c 3 nonprofit organization that helps low-income students attend their Proms by providing free Prom dresses and tuxedos. Operation PROM provides resources, opportunity and mentoring to at-risk teens,those who are homeless, sick, or disabled.
To date, Operation PROM has helped thousands of students across the U.S. attend their Prom at little or no cost. To request a free Prom dress or tuxedo, students must be recommended by their guidance counselor and meet the requirements such as a financial need, and the student should be passing all of their classes.
100% of Operation PROM’s staff is made up volunteers. No one at Operation PROM takes a salary.
Operation PROM is partnered with several community organizations, including departments of Social Services, churches, and hospitals.
See below for more information:

Monday, February 12, 2018

Rising Freshmen Parent Information Session

Thank you for attending the Parent Information Session for rising VAHS freshmen. We hope that you enjoyed the presentation, and that we were able to answer all of your questions. We truly value our families and look forward to a smooth transition for all of our freshmen. As promised, the link to tonight's ppt presentation is included below.

Go Vikings!

Rising freshmen Parent PPT    

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Gov. Cooper Encourages NC High School Girls to Join Innovative Cybersecurity Competition

Girls Go CyberStart provides opportunities to explore careers in cybersecurity

RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper today announced an innovative opportunity for high school girls to explore the field of cybersecurity through a competitive online game called Girls Go CyberStart. North Carolina girls in grades 9-12 can sign up to compete with girls from 16 other states and territories for a chance to win prizes—and potentially discover their future career.