Twenty-nine rising sophomores in local high schools completed the Vance County School of Excellence program June 6-10.
The School of Excellence is a summer enrichment leadership program designed to challenge participants to improve their communication skills, leadership abilities and to learn more about the Vance County business and educational communities.
The students who completed this summer’s program are shown in the accompanying photo. They include, front row from left, Kaniyia Holden, Breanna Harris, Miracle Chin, Nancy Duran, Tomesha Jefferson and Tashiana Davis. On the second row, from left, are Diamonds Marrow, Xavier Wilson, Dayon Thornton, Tim Jiang, Samantha Jackson, Kaitlyn Harris and Robert Susewell. Students on the third row, from left, include Deana Hawkins, Zach Williamson, Joi Dunston, Tar’Naja Thorpe, Laura Care, Gabriella Ventura, Jenny Boyd and Kendall Royster. On the back row, from left, are Jesse Sawyer, Thomas Whittacre, Holton Roberson, Jack Cheever, Antavious Mitchell, Matthew Munn and Ryan Stainback. Annie Wiggins is not pictured.
There were 12 students each from Northern Vance and Southern Vance in the program. Early College had three students to participate, while Crossroads Christian School had two students and Kerr-Vance Academy had one student.