Class of 2024 Juniors

For all regular school or counseling issues, Mrs. Bender is available to assist students with their needs.  To see the counselor, please visit the office.  To schedule appointments with the counselor, use this link: https://benderjr.youcanbook.me, email a request to benderjr@vancecharter.org or call the school at 252-431-0440.

For College & Career Planning, Mrs. Seifert is available to assist students with their needs.  To see Mrs. Seifert, please visit the office, or to schedule an appointment, visit https://seiferta.youcanbook.me or email a request to seiferta@vancecharter.org.

Leadership & Summer Programs

Chowan University invites students to apply for their summer Campapalooza - a 5-day academic summer camp for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. They will live on campus, have their meals in the University cafeteria, and spend their days engaged in exciting academic activities with our University Faculty. Complete the online form for more information.

Emerging Journalists Program at Elon University - Explore what it means to be a journalist, to report and to produce news that informs communities. There are 2 programs. Applications are now open. Apply ASAP because the Exposure program starts this month. 1. Exposure is a virtual program that is open to any high school student who wishes to apply. There will be 4  online workshops on foundational journalism skills, including News Gathering & Writing; Editing & Design; Photojournalism & Multimedia Broadcast; and Law & Ethics. You'll receive a certificate of completion for completing all 4 session assessments. 2. Immersion is a summer, on-campus residential learning workshop hosted at Elon University. Current high school juniors who successfully complete the Exposure program may apply (you can apply for both concurrently). Students who complete the Immersion program will be assigned two mentors — an Elon communications student and a professional journalist — to help identify, report and produce multimedia stories during their senior year of high school.

Meredith College is hosting an on-campus leadership conference for high school juniors who are interested in developing and sharpening their leadership skills. The Meredith College Office of Student Leadership and Service, in conjunction with the Office of Admissions, will host this free conference on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Register by Feb 5.

Scholarships

The Henderson Optimist Club is sponsoring the 2022-2023 Optimist International Essay Scholarship Competition. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 7. The Optimist Club will judge student's essays, based on the theme of "Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?". Contact Mrs. Seifert for a flyer with details.

The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program  specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states , and the District of Columbia ($25,000 each). National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in The National Scholars Conference. State scholarships are also available for $10,000 each.  To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

The undergraduate application is available annually from December 1 to March 15.

https://scholars.horatioalger.​org/about-our-scholarship-​programs/

College Fairs

The Rocky Mount Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, INC is sponsoring the Alpha College Round-UP at Rocky Mount High School on 3/04/23 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  Vance Charter high school students (9th-12th grade) are invited to register to attend. See Mrs. Seifert for details and registration information - over 80 colleges have been invited to attend.