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
September 18 - College Fair at VGCC from 9:30 to 10:30. We will ride the activity bus. We depart at 9:15 and return at 10:45. See Ms. Hicks for permission form. Permission forms are due to Ms. Hicks by September 13.
September 19 – Senior Parent/Student Meeting regarding academics/college applications/residency determination/Military Recruiters will present also – 6:00pm - HS Cafeteria
September 21 - Service Academy Day - hosted by Senator Thom Tillis. This event will equip students, and families with essential information about the United States Service Academies, their admission standards, and the nomination process. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from each service academy. No RSVP is needed. The event will be held at the NC National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh at 1636 Gold Star Dr in Raleigh from 10:30 to 1:00. Doors will open at 9:45. If you have any questions, see Ms. Hicks, or you many contact the office of Senator Thom Tillis at 919-856-4630.
September 21 - Annual HBCU College Fair will be held from 10 to 1 at the Holiday Gymnasium at Broughton High School. The event is free and open to the public.
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Prudential Spirit of community Awards
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created in 1995 to recognize students in middle and high school grades (5 - 12) who have demonstrated exemplary community service. These prestigious awards sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, are presented annually on the local, state, and national level. To be considered for the award, you must complete the application found at spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit by Nov. 1 and submit the application to Ms. Hicks. If you are selected to be a state honoree, you will be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship along with an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, DC for four days.
Any senior interested in pursuing a career in teaching, please see Ms. Hicks by Sept. 13. Several opportunities will be coming up in the future.
Residency determination services (RDS)
College application deadlines
FAFSA - Free application for federal student aid
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
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.