Sunday, May 27, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, May 27, 2018

GO VIKINGS GO!


Important Information About Graduation

It’s almost here!




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A Great Year! Thank You Class of 2018!

It’s been a terrific year at Voyager Academy High School.  As Dr. Nolan mentioned at the Senior Breakfast, the Seniors set the tone by serving as great role models for the underclassmen.  We have much to celebrate about their accomplishments. Next year they are studying in Peru, enlisting in the U.S. Air Force, attending college on athletic scholarships, (smartly) attending community college with plans for a bachelors’ degree or industry certification, and much more! They have set a high bar, but we are sure that the class of 2019 will meet that challenge.  To the class of 2018--THANK YOU!
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Report Cards and Next Year’s Schedules
Report Cards for Spring 2018 will be mailed out by the end of this coming week.
Student schedules for 2018-19 will be mailed out during early July.

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The Voyager Bass Assassins Make the Big Time
Fishing magazine, B.A.S.S. Nation  features our Voyager Bass Assassins as they bring fame to Voyager Academy at the state and national level. Read all about it here!

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Voyager Continues to Produce Top Scholar Athletes!
9 seniors signed to continue their athletic and academic careers at the college level; one of which was the first ever from Voyager to attend Duke University, and another to play basketball in the ACC (Wake Forest).   

At Voyager, athletes are 3 times more likely to be athletes in college than the national average. 

More Voyager Scholar Athlete Facts:
  • Four of our varsity teams finished in the top 10 in state championships, led by the tennis team, which was the regional runner up, wrestling finished 5th, men's soccer that lost in round of 8, and women's cross country that finished at #10.  
  • Both our baseball and tennis teams earned number 1 seeds in the state playoffs for the first time in school history.
  • Voyager Athletics had great individual performances at the state championships:
    • Jacari Deal (click here) won the 170 pound 1A state championship in wrestling. 
    • Rosie Scott-Benson finished 3rd in the women's 1A 3200 meter race all of which will return to Voyager next year. 
    • Ben and Kolby McQuaid finished 2nd in the state tennis championship in 1A doubles. 
    • In Chase Sykes was Conference Pitcher of the Year and Pitcher of the Year for Voyager Baseball
    • Aaron Beasley won Conference Player of the Year for Voyager Baseball.
    • Cole Scearce won Conference Golfer of the Year .
  • 6 of Voyager's student-athletes won Conference Player of the Year honors this year.
  • 3 coaches earned Conference Coach of the Year honors.
  • Perhaps most impressive, is that out of the top 10 GPA's for students graduating 6 were athletes.  
  • Senior Isiah Bryant finished his Voyager wrestling career earning 3rd place at the 132 pound weight class in the 1A state championships. 
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Carolina Show Choir Camp at Voyager!

ATTN Rising 4th-12th graders: Summer Music Camp @ Voyager!
Register now for Voyager's Carolina Show Choir Camp!
WHEN: Monday June 25-Friday June 29th, 9am-4pm daily with showcase performance on Friday!

Camp Directors are HS Choral Director, Jenny Hobgood, and Bull City Lights Choreographer, Ryan Shapiro! The GROUP DISCOUNT OF $100 OFF APPLIES TO VOYAGER STUDENTS!! Total Cost is $150 for Voyager students! Please pay $50 registration fee by June 1st! The group discounted rate of $100 off total cost will also apply to 6+ students who register from other schools...so, please help us spread the word!
To pay the registration fee & for more details, visit Voyager's summer camp website OR contact HS Choral Director, Jenny Hobgood for more info: jhobgood@voyageracademy.net

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Host Families Needed for Show Choir Camp
We have students from out-of-town schools wanting to participate in our Show Choir Camp. If you are willing to be a host family  for a high school &/or middle school student starting Sunday, June 24th through end of camp on Friday, June 29th please contact Jenny Hobgood ASAP! jhobgood@voyageracademy.net

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Interested in playing Volleyball at VAHS?
Join us for Summer workouts! The dates for Summer workouts will be every weekday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm for the following weeks:
-June 12th - 15th (We will not be practicing Monday June 11th)
-June 18th - 22nd  
-June 25th - 29th
-July 9th - 13th
-July 16th - 20th
-July 23rd - 27th

If a student chooses to participate in Summer Workouts please keep in mind this does not guarantee that they will have a spot on the team. All students also must have a current physical and parent/legal guardian consent to participate in Summer Workouts. If you or your child have any questions please feel free to contact Meghan Taylor via cell (910) 633 7890 or email mtaylor@voyageracademy.net or James Mills via cell (919) 884 6268 or email jmills@voyageracademy.net.

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Want to Play Soccer for VAHS?
There will be a soccer interest meeting in room E140 on May 23rd at 6 PM. All rising 9th graders are also encouraged to attend. The interest meeting is for both students and parents to discuss the summer conditioning/workout schedule and the expectations for the next fall season. Contact Coach Robinson at crobinson@voyageracademy.net if there are any questions/concerns.

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Summer Music Camp at Voager (4th - 12th garders)
Register now for Voyager's Carolina Show Choir Camp!
WHEN: Monday June 25-Friday June 29th, 9am-4pm daily with showcase performance on Friday!


For more info., contact HS Choral Director, Jenny Hobgood: jhobgood@voyageracademy.net

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An Important Message About Student Health
As you may or may not be aware, “vaping” and/or "juuling"(the use of E-cigarettes) has become an unhealthy trend among children and young adults, from middle through high school nationwide.  As the safety and health of our students is a top priority at VAHS, all students received a presentation on Feb. 13th about the effects of this unhealthy activity, as well as the Voyager Academy consequences.

To see the presentation that the students received, please click here.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to reinforce this very important message at home.

As always, thank you so much for your continued support.

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Important Dates for Next Year

8/2/18
1st day for faculty
8/3-8/4/18
Freshmen Orientation Sleepover
8/7/18
1st day of school for students
8/14/18
Open House for 10th-12th grade
(6:00 --7:15pm)



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