Sunday, June 3, 2018

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, June 3, 2018



Dear Viking Families,
It ha been an excellent year here at Voyager Academy! We couldn’t be more proud of all our students and their many accomplishments. As we finished our last celebration with our seniors at graduation last week, I wanted to share some of the highlights of the graduating class and encourage all our students to reach for the stars as they grow with us.


This year, 99% of our seniors went on to graduate! Of those,  are accepted and committed to an institution of higher learning, and one will be enlisting in the military. We administered 262 AP exams, our average ACT percentage increased by 1 point, our students who graduated with a service learning distinction clocked in over 2100 hours of community service!
Thank you again to the faculty and families who supported these graduates and we wish you much love and luck as you move on to your next venture! 

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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 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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HOST FAMILIES NEEDED! 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
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




Regards,

Jennifer Lucas, M. ED

Managing Director