Sunday, November 18, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, November 18, 2018


In this week’s issue...
  • VAHS Soccer Team Are State Champions
  • VAHS Cross Country Teams Excel
  • VAHS Final Exam Schedule 
  • NHS Hosts a Sadie Hawkins Holiday Dance Dec. 1
  • Project Exhibition Night is Nov. 19, Celebrate Project Based Learning With Us 
  • Come to the Bass Assassins Barbecue Dec. 7 
  • High School students participate in the NC State Honors Chorus!  
  • Parent Support Night:  Learn How to Better Support Your Student at Home  
  • Our Award Winning Equestrian Princess!  
  • World History and APUSH go to NC Museum of History  
  • Bass Assassins Didn't Get Blown Away  
  • Senior Yearbook Ads Now On Sale  
  • November is Empathy Month at VAHS  
  • Please Join Us in Our First Ever Silent Auction Benefit At Umstead Pines  
  • Buy a T-shirt From the Nat’l Junior Honor Society  
  • Important Message For Voyager Athletics Participants
  • Students: Want to Take a Durham Tech. Course? LOOK HERE NOW!  
  • Help Needed for Simulation Interview Project at the High School, Tuesday, Nov. 20th  
  • Check out the VAHS Counseling Department Blog  
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO ! ! (click here)  
  • FCA...E (Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)


VAHS Soccer Team Wins the 1A State Title
Our mighty Viking soccer team beat the
Community School of Davidson Spartans 2-1 on Saturday evening (11/17) to win the 1A state championship game. There was no shortage of drama, as they came back from a 0-1 deficit during the second period to force an overtime, with a goal by VAHS junior and game MVP, Cole Scarantino, assisted by Mason Kosik. The score was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation play. This was followed by two scoreless overtime periods, forcing “golden goal” overtime period (first goal wins).  That is when Scarantino scored the winning goal, again assisted by Mason Kosik.

VAHS Cross Country Teams Excel
Congratulations to the Voyager Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams who finished the season with top 10 performances at the NC State Cross Country Championships in Kernersville. The Women's team finished in second place, losing only to Franklin Academy. The team was led by junior Amy Rose Scott-Benson, who finished in second place, just 16 seconds behind the winner Abigail Hemric from North Stokes. Scott-Benson was followed by juniors Ashley Rodgers (18th place), Audrey Catlin (24th), and Bailey Credle (32nd),  and freshman Rachel Bennett (38th). The Men's team finished 9th in their race. They were led by sophomore Brian Sause and senior Sam Williamson, who finished 44th and 45th.

VAHS Final Exam Schedule

NHS Hosts a Sadie Hawkins Holiday Dance on Dec. 1
The National Honor Society is hosting a Sadie Hawkins Holiday Dance on December 1 from 7-10pm for all high school students. We will be having an Ugly Holiday Sweater and be giving Chick-Fil-A prizes to the winner! Buy your tickets now for only $5 from an NHS officer or Mrs. Huntington. Ticket prices will be $7 at the door. Please contact NHS President Devan Desai ( with any questions.

Project Exhibition Night is Nov. 19, Monday 5:30pm and You’re Invited! Celebrate Project Based Learning With Us
The Voyager Academy community is warmly invited to Fall 2018  Voyager Academy High School Project Exhibition Night. Come see student projects in action and on full display, as we celebrate Project Based Learning.  Exhibition Night takes place at the high school on Monday November 15, 5:30--7:00pm.

Come to the Bass Assassins Barbecue Dec. 7
Come join us December 7th from 5-7 pm for some amazing food provided by Ferrell's Awesome Barbecue Sauce. Tickets can be purchased for the dinner in room C115 or you can
pre-order by CLICKING HERE.

Dinner includes barbecue, green beans, boiled potatoes, roll and a drink for just $9! We are raising money for future tournament entry fees and to cover hotel costs.

High School students participate in the NC State Honors Chorus!
Congratulations to Senior Reyna Alston & Freshman Kyle Jewell for their participation in the NC High School Honors Chorus last weekend in Winston-Salem. Reyna & Kyle were two of 180 selected to perform out of over 1,000 who auditioned from across the state of NC. This was Reyna's 2nd year in a row being selected, and Kyle was one of only 7 freshmen chosen. The choir performed at the NC Music Educators Conference on Sunday. Congratulations Reyna & Kyle!

Pictured: Jenny Hobgood (HS Choral Director),

Kyle Jewell, Reyna Alston, Leslie Wicker (MS Choral Director)

Parent Support Night:  Supporting Your Student Academically from Home
This K-12 Parent Night will be on November 29th in the Elementary building beginning with a meal provided by our culinary arts program at 5:30.  At 6:00 the presentation will begin. It will feature information on how you can help your student(s) academically from home. There will be specific information for each grade level presented by the K-12 School Counselors and School Social Worker.  

Both child care and a meal will be provided.  In an effort to best plan for your needs please sign up by letting us know how many adults and children will be attending in your party.  Please sign up by next Tuesday, November 20th using the link below:

Our Award Winning Equestrian Princess
Leah Glazer traveled to Oklahoma City to accept the 2017 American Quarter Horse Association for the Walk-Trot Hunt Seat Equitation (Independent) title.  Leah sparkled at the “Oscar-style” party held at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Leah, we are so proud of you and all your hard work!!

World History and APUSH go to NC Museum of History
The World History classes and the AP US History class will be going to the NC History Museum on Monday (11/19).  Busses will depart at 8:30am and we are asking students to arrive by 8am in order to be loaded and ready to go. Students will need to bring a lunch with them as we have early release Monday and need to watch every minute.  We will be attending the exhibit entitled A Call to Arms which follows NC through wars from the Revolutionary through conflicts in the Middle East. If there is time, we will also be viewing North Carolina and World War I. We will return to school around 1:45 and students can be picked up at the regular time.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call James Mills at 919-884-6268.

Bass Assassins Didn't Get Blown Away
Although it was a windy day on Kerr Lake the Bass Assassins all managed to put a few fish in the live well with two teams limiting out early in the day with 5 beautiful bass. The team of Avery Doughty and Tyler McLamb scored a 5th place finish with their 5 bag limit. The team of Kyle Dillon and Brycen Hendriks finished 6th with 5 fish. Collin Tunstall and Casey Hudson finished 9th with four fish in their bag. Rounding out the pack was Cade Dunn and Austin Haney with one fish landing them a spot at number 16. This was a cold windy tournament with 19 boats coming out to brave the weather. On to Lake Norman this Saturday, Nov. 17th to have some more fun on the water! Come out and see us at Pinnacle Public Boat Access River Hwy, Mooresville, NC for weigh-in at 3:30. We would love to see you there!

Senior Yearbook Ads Now On Sale

Buy a yearbook advertisement to celebrate your senior.  Ads are now on sale and start at $40.
November is Empathy Month at VAHS

The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

As Voyager Academy continues its effort to inspire and instill its core values of Confidence, Curiosity, Empathy, Integrity, and Reflection, VAHS designates November as Empathy Month.  Please feel free to encourage this value at home as well, as we help our students continue to learn to care about others.


Please Join Us in Our First Ever Silent Auction Benefit At Umstead Pines

This is an all-school, parent event to socialize and have fun. All K-12 parents are invited and encouraged to attend! There will be food, music, friends, colleagues, a cash bar, and most importantly, memories. Your contribution to this event will help make it a night to remember!

All the money raised will go right back into Voyager. We will use the money raised to help Voyager families who need support-- things like funding field trips, purchasing school supplies, and covering participation fees for sports and the arts. We will also use money raised to further develop our arts and technology departments.

Buy a T-Shirt From the National Junior Honor Society

Please help support the NJHS in their service projects by purchasing a T-Shirt.

- $18.00 (short sleeve)
- $22.00 (long sleeve)

*Click on Form Builder
*Click on NJHS T-Shirt Fundraiser

ORDER DEADLINE: Friday, November 17, 2018

Items will be delivered to students prior to Winter Break. If you have questions contact Ms. Green or Mrs. Weber (,

Important Message for Voyager Athletics Participants

Hello parents-

If you have a child interested in participating in a winter or spring sport, please make sure to verify that the steps below are complete.

Obtain a physical and return form to High School front desk, Attn: Mr. Harris and Mr. Rice.

Complete concussion form and return to High School front desk.

Complete Online Forms and add the sport(s) your child plans to participate in.

If your child participated in a 2018 fall sport, please verify that the physical on file has not expired (valid for one year form exam date) and add desired winter/spring sport(s) to the online forms by editing your previous account. The concussion form and online forms are valid for the entire 2018-19 school year.

All forms must be complete and on file BEFORE your child can start tryouts or any sports activity.
Questions? Please contact High School Athletic Trainer Nate Rice at Mr. Rice manages Middle School and High School athletic forms along with Athletic Director Deuce Harris.

Students: Want to Take a Durham Tech. Course? LOOK HERE NOW!
Any juniors and seniors who are interested in taking community college classes (for free) at Durham Tech. during the spring semester of 2019 need to attend in one of the three remaining information sessions. These sessions are scheduled on   Monday, October 15, from 5 – 6 p.m., Monday, November 12, 11 am – Noon and 5 – 6 p.m. Please see the link below for additional information and to register.

Help Needed for Simulation Interview Project at the High School, Tuesday, Nov. 20th
The project will give all of Mr. Baker's Personal Finance students the chance to participate in a job interview. Ideal helpers would be real employers who might actually be interested in hiring a high schooler right now or during the summer, but any adult with interviewing experience (or just the free time to volunteer to help us for the first half of the day) would be very much appreciated! Any adults in the Voyager Family who would be willing and able to help with this Interview Project, please contact Mr. Baker at

Check Out the VAHS Counseling Department Blog
All parents and students should frequently check and/or subscribe to the VAHS Counseling Department Blog (click here)! Here you will find  important information and opportunities for VAHS students. Topics range from specific grade level information to scholarships and other interesting opportunities.  

FCA...E (Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. room D124. Join us for fun, friendship, and food! No need to be an athlete or a Christian--all are welcome!"

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