Viking Update Post

February 23rd Viking Update Post

Ronit Pathak Honored for Volunteer Service with National Award

Congratulations to Ronit Pathak who has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award and a Certificate of Excellence. The Certificate of Excellence award signifies that Ronit was among the top 10 percent of all applicants from the state of South Carolina. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.

“We created the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards 26 years ago to highlight and support the work of young people taking on the challenges of a changing world – a mission that rings truer than ever given the events of last year,” said Charles Lowrey, Prudential’s chairman and CEO. “We are proud to celebrate the vision and determination of Spirit of Community’s Class of 2021, and all the ways they’re making their communities safer, healthier and more equitable places to live.”

Congratulations Ronit!

Caitlin Aycock Honored for Volunteer Service with National Award

Congratulations to Caitlin Aycock who has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, conducted annually by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), honors students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Caitlin was among the top 10 percent of all applicants from the state of South Carolina. Congratulations Caitlin !

Palmetto Girls State

Attention Junior girls, 

American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State is coming this summer! ALA PGS is a weeklong summer program designed to immerse you in a real, functioning government, in the mythical State of Palmetto. You’ll meet lots of new friends from across the state, and you may even be eligible for some college scholarships! 

The 74th annual session of the American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State is now accepting applications for delegate selection. Each year, ALA PGS is held to provide a unique forum for the state’s rising high school senior girls to learn about government and the political process. This year’s PGS will be held virtually from Sunday, June 13, to Friday, June 18. ALA PGS allows young women to expand their leadership skills and meet other outstanding young women from across the state. Some delegates even form lifelong bonds from their time at ALA PGS. 

It is an honor to be selected as a delegate to American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State. The American Legion and its Auxiliary sponsor Boys and Girls State to educate our youth in the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of American citizenship. State programs are held nationally, and alumni of these programs are known and recognized nationwide for their academic achievement and civic leadership. Many alumni of Palmetto Boys and Girls State have gone on to successfully run for local and state office in South Carolina. Colleges and universities also offer scholarships to Boys and Girls State alumni. 

If you’re interested in this awesome opportunity, please click here and complete the application for consideration. Applications are due by March 12. All applications must be completed on the online application form and submitted to Mrs. Olisa Ashford, Student Activities Director via email at NOTE: You may print and complete the application and scan it to me at the email address provided above. If you have any questions about PGS or the application process, please Olisa Ashford at 803-699-3500 ext.69253 or by email at



FINAL Make-up Day for Yearbook Pictures

FINAL MAKE-UP YEARBOOK PICTURE DAY FOR 9TH, 10TH, & 11TH GRADERS – Friday, February 26 from 9 am – 12 pm in the Front Lobby of SVHS (Please see attached flyer for more details)


If you are 18 and older you will receive a $5 Amazon gift card for your successful donation. You also help our students earn a scholarship for college with your donation!
Here is the link to sign up to donate. We appreciate all your support!

Principals With Heart Campaign



College Prep Palooza


On February 25th we begin our first session of a 5-part virtual series Money Now for College.  As a parent, the reality of paying for college becomes more and more real each year. Currently, the College Board reports that a “moderate” college budget for an in-state public college averaged $24,061 per year. A moderate budget at a private college averaged $47,831 per year. Yikes! We hope you will join us for our 30-minute sessions from 6-6:30 p.m. Here’s the registration link please see the flyer above.