Category Archives: Vipers

VHS cheer earns top honors at NCA Camp

NCA Staff Invitations: (L-R) Riley Francis, Micaela Tejada, Brooklyn Chase, Sumerlyn Yudell


Vandegrift cheerleaders, under the direction of head coach Brianna Roughton and coach Rachel Hoyle, came home with several team and individual awards from the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) camp held Aug. 4-7 in Galveston, Tex. 

The Vandegrift Cheer program received the prestigious Herkie Award, voted on by the NCA staff and given to the top all-around program at camp that exemplifies unity, spirit and leadership. Approximately 30 other cheer teams comprised of over 600 cheerleaders from throughout the state competed at the camp.

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New school year begins with first Viper IB class to graduate

By PRIYA GREGERSON, Vandegrift Voice

As school begins on Thursday, a handful of Vandegrift seniors will begin their final year in the International Baccalaureate program, making the first Viper IB graduating class next spring.

“We have all IB juniors returning as seniors this year and we have added over 50 more students to this year’s IB Programme,” said Debbie Quick, IB coordinator at Vandegrift. “We have 110 students total.”

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VHS campus is now more secure with new vestibule, Estimated $20 million expansion to be done fall 2020

Construction on the security vestibule at Vandegrift began at the end of last school year and finished Aug. 5. HARSHITA AVIRNENI


Just in time for the 2019-2020 school year to begin on Thursday, Vandegrift has a newly implemented security vestibule at the main entrance of the school. 

Construction is also underway to add some 60,000-square-feet which will benefit robotics, STEM, and vet tech classes to name a few.

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Local scouts are challenged by 12-day hiking experience

Scouts from Troop 201 hiked the Cimarron Range in New Mexico for a life changing experience this summer. The crew was made up of 12 from Four Points: Jonathan Lor, Tayne Lux, Matthew Guy, Garrett Gaub, Jack McCarty, Callen Nutt, Colton Dwyer, Nathan Dow, Cole Norman, were accompanied by dads Robert Lor, Mike Dow, and Mike Gaub.

By JONATHAN LOR, Crew Leader

Twelve of us from Troop 201 had the opportunity to experience a backpacking trip in Philmont, the Boy Scouts of America High Adventure base in Cimarron, N.M. 

Our trip lasted for twelve days and we hiked about 60 miles for the entire trek while carrying backpacks with everything needed including gear, food and water weighing 44-55 lbs.

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