Sunday, May 5, 2019

Voyager Academy High School News, May 5, 2019


In this Week’s issue.
  • Final Exam and AP Exam Schedule
  • Graduation Bulletin
  • Graduation Tickets
  • National College Decision Day
  • VAHS is World Championship Bound
  • VAHS Senior Maddie Miner Earns a Top U.S. Figure Skating Honor
  • Bull City Lights, Vocal Affinity & Bull City Sound Are Winners at the NCASA State Finals Competition
  • Young Women at Voyager doing Fantastic Service!
  • Save the Date (May 13): Senior Breakfast and Awards Ceremony
  • Explore the Wetlands and Waterways of Panama
  • ISO: SINGERS & DANCERS! Chorus Auditions for 2019-20
  • YES, Vaping is Harmful.  See These Two Important Articles From Yale University
  • Win Box Seats for VAHS Graduation Ceremony!
  • Spanish Class Field Trip: Visit The Lost City of the Incas
  • All your Athletics Updates
  • Athletics Physicals
  • Check out the VAHS Counseling Department Blog
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO
  • FCA...E (Fell Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)


Final Exam and AP Exam Schedule
Please click below for this Spring's final and AP Exam schedule:

Best wishes to all for a successful exam and rest of the semester!!

Graduation Bulletin 
Hard to believe it, but graduation is just around the corner.

Graduation Tickets
Seniors:  Graduation for the class of 2019 will be at the Carolina Theatre on May 28, 2019 at 5pm. A google form was sent to all senior families in order for them to  request and secure graduation tickets. Each student will receive at least 8 tickets, and additional tickets may be available. Please check email and be sure to submit the form for your family. As a special treat, The National Honor Society is holding a raffle for the chance to win box seats for the ceremony. Stay tuned for more information! 

National College Decision Day
Voyager Academy High School Seniors got together today to recognise National College Decision Day. The class of 2019 has committed to over 35 in state and out of state universities and community colleges. Not all students were available at the time for the photograph, but we are proud of all of our seniors and their college acceptances! Below is a list of college acceptances so far…
 VAHS Class of 2019 College Acceptance List
(Self Reported as of May 1, 2019)
Appalachian State University
Arizona State University
Baylor University
Belmont Abbey College
Boston College
Bridgewater College
Coastal Carolina University
Dalhousie University
Davidson College
Duke University
Durham Technical Community College
East Carolina University
Elon University
Ferrum College
Florida State University
Gardner-Webb University
Georgia Institute of Technology
High Point University
Liberty University
Loyola University Chicago
Marquette University
Meredith College
Mount Olive University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University
North Carolina Wesleyan
Northwest Kansas Technical College
Ohio State University
Piedmont Community College
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
St. Andrews University
Stevens Institute of Technology
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina - Charlotte
University of North Carolina - Greensboro
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
University of Alabama
University of Central Florida
University of Illinois - Chicago
University of Miami - Ohio
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of South Florida
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest University
Western Carolina University
Western Kentucky University
Wingate University
Winston-Salem State University

VAHS is World Championship Bound

Please join Mrs. Huntington and the VAHS Bass Assassins in congratulating the team of Brycen Hendriks and Kyle Dillon. Their ticket was punched and they will be traveling to beautiful Pickwick Lake in Alabama to represent Voyager and the Bass Assassins at the High School Fishing World Championship. They are one of only 3 teams that earned the opportunity to represent North Carolina and they will be competing against over 200 other high school teams from across the United States.

VAHS Senior Maddie Miner Earns a Top U.S. Figure Skating Honor
VAHS Senior, Maddie Miner received the Gold Level Achievement award. This is the highest achievement bestowed by U.S. Figure Skating.  “...When a skater passes a gold test, he or she earns the designation ‘U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist’...Becoming a U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to the sport.”

Way to go Maddie!

Bull City Lights, Vocal Affinity & Bull City Sound Are Winners at the NCASA State Finals Competition! 
Congratulations to Bull City Lights, Vocal Affinity & Bull City Sound for FANTASTIC performances today at the NCASA State Finals Competition!

And we came away with awards:

--1st place, 2019 NCASA HS Show Choir State Champions: BULL CITY LIGHTS

--5th place overall: VOCAL AFFINITY

--Best New Choir: VOCAL AFFINITY

--Best Female stage presence: Melody Wimberley

--Nominees for Directors’ award: Jayla Beale & Cylie Cabrera

Young Women at Voyager doing Fantastic Service!

A HUGE Shout Out to Jordan King and Olivia Williams and Amani Abumuais who all held events this week for Service Club!  Olivia did her fourth dinner for the Homeless Sunday Night at Urban Ministries (fed 240 people!), Jordan just completed her fourth Blood Drive yesterday (25 pints of blood raised!), and Amani is finishing up her clothing drive for Syrian refugees (truckloads!)  These young women are doing an amazing job! They started their projects last year and did 2 each last year and 2 each this year. This is an opportunity that it would be great to have others involved in. They are also looking for motivated underclassmen who might want to take over as Jordan, Olivia, and Amani  are all upperclassmen next year. They would like to train someone to carry on the tradition after they graduate! If you see them, let them know what an amazing job they are doing!
 James Mills
 Service Club Adviser

Save the Date (May 13): Senior Breakfast and Awards Ceremony
All seniors and their parents are invited to attend the class of 2019 Senior Breakfast and Awards Ceremony! The celebration will be held in the VAHS gym on Monday May 13, from 9:00-10:30.  An Evite invitation will be mailed to senior families soon.

Explore the Wetlands and Waterways of Panama
Its time for a science adventure here at Voyager Academy. Join us for an exciting trip of a life time to beautiful Panama where we will explore the vast lush rain forests with top notch biologist. We will tour the ruins of an ancient Panamanian civilization, take a boat ride up the Panama Canal and much, much more! The tour will blast off May 30th 2020! Join us for an informational session on Thursday May 16th at 5:30 pm in room C115 (high school). Contact me at if you would like more information and can't attend the meeting. You can RSVP for the interest meeting by following this link.

ISO: SINGERS & DANCERS! Chorus Auditions for 2019-20
Do you like to sing? Do you like to dance? Do you like to perform? Do you want to be a part of an award-winning choral arts program? Voyager HS Chorus WANTS YOU! Placement auditions for Chorus for the 2019-20 school year will take place on Monday, May 6th & Tuesday, May 7th in the HS Music room (E-136).
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!! You do NOT have to audition to be in chorus, however, auditions are encouraged for placement in the group that best suits your ability level. See the attached flyer for more details & contact Mrs. Hobgood with questions:

AUDITION INFO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
WHEN: Monday, May 6th, 2-5pm -- rising 10th-12th grade
--OR-- Tuesday, May 7th, 3:45-5:30pm -- rising 9th grade
WHERE: E-136 (HS Chorus Room)
WHY: for correct placement in 2019-20 HS Chorus classes
HOW: Be prepared to sing a short song (chorus + verse) that shows off your voice (max 1.5 mins) You can sing a capella or use instrumental accompaniment that you provide.
DRESS COMFORTABLY for the choreography portion of the audition

YES, Vaping is Harmful.  See These Two Important Articles From Yale University

Win Box Seats for VAHS Graduation Ceremony!
The National Honor Society is holding a fundraising raffle for a chance to win special box seats (for 2) at the VAHS graduation ceremony on May 28. Tickets are on sale during lunch in C-115. Tickets are $5.00 each, or 3 for $10.00. All proceeds will go towards future NHS projects. Don't miss a chance for a great view our graduation ceremony!

Spanish Field Trip: Visit The Lost City of the Incas
Are you ready to explore the world?

Explorica is offering a $150 discount for our group to travel to Peru April 2020, but it’s only available until May 10th.  

Explorica tour will immerse us in new cultures through authentic interactions, hands-on activities and delicious cuisine. Our tour director will be our go-to local expert, helping us do more, see more and learn more than you ever thought possible.

On this trip, we’ll explore Peru’s bustling capital of Lima, immerse ourselves in the country's history at the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology and then experience it first-hand with a trip to Cuzco, and the famous “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu.

To learn more and enroll, visit

Be sure to sign-up by May 10th and enter code Manuel2019 on the payment page to take advantage of the $150 discount!

Remember you only need $50 to sign-up!

I hope you’ll join us!


(Please visit our website at for all up to date schedules and news.)

Upcoming Events:
-- Looking to get back in shape or take your conditioning to a new level while helping raise money for Voyager, we can help.
-- Sunday May 5th– Voyager Booster will be hosting a VIP class at Orange Theory Fitness. Orange Theory is a high intensity interval training studio with classes that work for all fitness levels run by Certified Personal Trainers.  We look forward to partnering with this event. Should you have any questions please email Deuce Harris at
Cost - $30 for Adults and $20 for students

Please see our website www.voyagerathletics.comfor up to date schedules, results and other announcements.

Athletics Physicals
EmergeOrtho is excited to once again offer our annual $10 Sports Physical event! This year Sports Physicals night will take place on Wednesday, May 15th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at multiple locations around the Triangle. Please see below for the list of participating locations. Cash or check ONLY. Please advise student-athletes to fill out the medical history portion of the physical form, signed and dated by a parent/guardian.  As always, ALL proceeds are donated back to the schools! Attached is a flyer that can be displayed or distributed to students or parents. Please feel free to reach out with any further questions. Have a great week!

List of participating locations:
• Apex · 910 West Williams Street
• Brier Creek ·­7850 Brier Creek Pkwy
• Chapel Hill ·­100 Perkins Drive
• Durham · 120 William Penn Plaza
• Oxford · 107 E. McClanahan Street
• Raleigh ·­3100 Duraleigh Road
• Roxboro ·­799 Doctors Court
• Smithfield · 100 Kellie Drive(New location opening May 1st!)
• Wake Forest ·­11550 Common Oaks Drive

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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