Class of 2020 Information
VCS Class of 2020
September 11 – Herff Jones will be on campus during lunches and from 4pm-6pm to place graduation/Cap & Gown orders.
Get updates from Herff Jones: Text CONTACT to 70934.
Proofs for tux and drapes should arrive in about two weeks. Students will be able to purchase portraits and make their selection for the photo to be used in the yearbook.
Proof Orders for senior portraits are due by Sept. 10th. If you would like to set up a payment arrangement for your child's portraits you can call Melissa. We will be offering an outdoor session for Senior Casuals on Friday, Oct. 4th from 4-6pm at Ambrose Park in downtown Henderson. We are offering 15 min. sessions with one outfit selection. Session fee is $25. Call or email Melissa if you are interested in setting up a session.
September 18 - Senior Class Picture
By web site
College Peas: Scholarship information http://collegepeas.com/scholarshipgreen/
Sallie Mae Scholarships: Search for 5 million scholarships worth up to $24 billion. Register and be entered for a chance to win $1,000 for college. Visit
Optimist International Essay Contest: Interested students should submit essays on the assigned topic to their local Optimist Club. Essays are judged at the Club level and District level. Cash prizes are available at each level. The contest is open to students under the age of 19. See Ms. Hicks for more information. Essays are due to Ms. Hicks by Feb. 3
CFNC: Various scholarships available through CFNC.org. Here is the direct link to the scholarships, https://www.cfnc.org/paying/schol/all_schols.jsp
Please take time to look through these. Several may apply to you.
Bob McGuire Memorial Scholarship and North Carolina Child Support Scholarship: The $1,000 scholarship is available to a graduating high school senior who has at least one parent that is a member of the North Carolina Child Support Council or a client of the Child Support Program (through either Child Support services or Clerk of Court services). The scholarship may be used at a college/university, community college, or technical school. Applicants must have an overall C average. Deadline is April 15. See Ms. Hicks for an application.
Criminal Justice Fellows Program
The mission of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Fellows Program is to recruit talented high school senior graduates into the criminal justice profession. Each year this program will fund fellowships for high school senior graduates who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to the school and community, and a desire to serve the state of North Carolina in a field within the criminal justice profession.
The N.C. Criminal Justice Fellows Program will provide forgivable education loans for high school seniors and graduates who agree to enter a criminal justice profession in North Carolina. This fellowship will fund an Applied Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or Committee approved related field of study, from any North Carolina Community College. Students who receive the educational loan would have 5 years to repay, though it would be forgiven if they enter and remain in a criminal justice profession with North Carolina for four years in an eligible county.
Students who graduate under this program in good standing will be given priority to enter a criminal justice training program for certification in an eligible criminal justice profession within the Community College System.
The number of fellowships awarded annually shall not exceed 100 and the total number of students in the program each year shall not exceed 200.
The student must be a resident of an eligible county at the time of application.
*Application process will close on May 31, 2020.
Visit https://ncdoj.gov/law-enforcement-training/criminal-justice-fellows-program/ for more information and application.
Residency determination services (RDS)
College application deadlines
FAFSA - Free application for federal student aid
Dream Big! Win Big! ACT Scholarship
Enter for your chance to win a $15,000 Scholarship + $5,000 Tech Package in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway! Eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors who register for the ACT test between 9/3/2019 and 6/26/2020 are automatically entered for a chance to win. It's that easy! To register for the ACT, visit www.act.org. If you qualify for a fee waiver, see Ms. Hicks.
class of 2020 remind
Text @2h476f to 81010 to receive text messages from the counselor