Sunday, February 17, 2019

From the Managing Director's Desk, February 17, 2019


Dear Viking Families,
We have received some AWESOME donations!  I can hardly wait for the Silent Auction so I can place my bid on several of the donated items.   Make sure you mark your calendars and plan to join us on February 23rd at Umstead Pines for the Diamonds and Denim event!

Lots of Athletic Celebrations to share! Our Swim Team and Wrestling team saw our student-athletes compete in Regional and State level competitions these past 2 weekends. Here is a summary:
Ten VAHS swimmers qualified for 1A/2A Regionals in individual events plus three more swam as part of relay teams.  Of these 13 swimmers, 10 qualified for 1A/2A States (plus 2 alternates), which I believe is an all-time school record.  At States, all three of the girl’s relay teams (comprising six swimmers) and one boy’s relay team (four swimmers) qualified for the State Finals.  Additionally, three swimmers (Cordi Murray, Ede Kosik, and Adam Cheifitz) qualified for the State Finals in five individual events. Thanks to Coach Stanley Bass for your commitment to our swimmers!
1Adam Cheifetz State Champion
2Ali Hibbard States (Prelims and Finals)
2Adyn Dail States (Prelims and Finals)

2Bailey Credle States (Prelims and Finals)
4Cole Scarantino Regionals
2Cordi Murray States (Prelims and Finals)
2Faith Murray States (Prelims and Finals)

2Ede Kosik States (Prelims and Finals)
3Luke Thomasson States (Prelims and Finals)
2Rosie Scott-Benson States (Prelims and Finals)
2Tom Kijrattanakarn States (Prelims and Finals)

2Zack Wilson States (Prelims and Finals)
3Zoe Vette Regionals and alternate for States
Wrestling:
Voyager wrestling program finished 7th in the NCHSAA 1A state championship on Sat, Feb 16,2019. The team qualifies four wrestlers for the tournament which was led by defending 170 pound state champion Jacari Deal. Voyager advanced 3 wrestlers, Jacobi Deal, Jacari Deal and Wesley Sharpe to the state final matches at 160, 170, and 182 pound finals respectively.  Jacari Deal captures his second title while the others represented Voyager well finishing as state runner up. 
Reminder for all 11th graders:
The ACT College Admissions Assessment will be given free of charge to all eligible North
Carolina 11th graders on February 20, 2019. The ACT is part of North Carolina’s school
accountability program. The ACT results may be used at the high school level to identify students who need assistance with certain subject areas or academic skills, to evaluate effectiveness of instruction, and to make adjustments to curriculum in order to improve instruction. In addition, colleges use ACT scores for admissions decisions, course placement, academic advising, and loans and scholarships. Students participating in the statewide ACT administration can select for free up to four colleges to receive their ACT scores.
Just another a few quick reminders:
SPRING BREAK DRIVER’S EDUCATION:
I know it’s early, but we are already we are now looking to book the Spring Break driver’s ed class from April 15 - 19, 2019.  The registration form is on our website! Again, the class minimum is 10.   Confirmation of the class will be once we have at least the first 10 students to register or April 1st. If you missed it last week, the registration form is posted on our website!
Last, but not least, every Friday is Voyager Spirit Day!  Wear your Voyager apparel and/or your school colors (red, white, and blue) to show school spirit and pride!!