Seniors - Class of 2017

A page dedicated to Senior Class information and updates.


Senior Sponsors: the Senior sponsors can help with questions about any of the activities listed on the Senior Checklist.

Mr. Steve Bilski / email address:

Mrs. Christina Tidaback / email address:

Senior Counselors: The Senior counselors can help with questions about senior testing, college and technical school applications, scholarship applications, transcripts, as well as credit accrual and recovery.

Mrs. Carrie Olinger - works with Seniors whose last names end in A - L

Phone: 770-459-5185, ext. 2720 / email address:

Mrs. Barbara Brown - works with Seniors whose last names end in M - Z

Phone: 770-459-5183, ext. 2719 / email address:

Yearbook Advisor: The yearbook advisor can help with questions about senior pictures, senior ads, and other yearbook issues.

Mrs. Shayna Moses

Phone: 770-459-5185 / email address:


Seniors: Class of 2017:

President- Rachel Attaway
VP- Ethan Smith
Secretary- Angelina Lopez
Treasurer- Albani Berryhill


Do you need a new prom dress but can't afford the high prices? You can still be the belle of the ball (and a smart one too!) by selecting a free dress at a Prom Boutique this coming Saturday, February 11th from 11 am until 3 pm. The event will be held in the Campus Center Ballroom 108.1 at the University of West Georgia. All young ladies are welcome! You can also donate a prom dress you have worn to a previous years' prom in exchange for a new one. There will be food, music, a photo booth and lots of fun. You will also have the opportunity to win a chance to get your hair and makeup done for free on the day of their prom.


Bethany Christian Church plans to have a Prom Boutique on February 25th with over 200 prom dresses for girls who need prom attire (dresses, jewelry, etc) but cannot afford to purchase it. They will also have breakfast snacks available.


VRHS will have a Financial Aid Night for seniors and their parents on Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Band Room. Ben Meadows of the Georgia Student Finance Commission will have a brief presentation. Afterwards anyone who is interested can receive help with the FAFSA from Mr. Meadows and financial aid representatives. In order to fill out the FAFSA, parents will need their 2015 tax return.



Have you already received your acceptance to your chosen college / university?  Send an email or drop by the Media Center to let Mrs. Evans know.  We'd love to add your big news to our daily announcements and to a compiled Class of 2017 list on the website.  Mrs. Evans will need your name, the name of the college or university that you plan to attend and have been accepted to, and the degree / career you plan to pursue. Send email to:




All Seniors planning on going to prom: Dues are currently $90 for Seniors. There will be another fee increase on February 16th. Make sure you get those payments in to Ms. Bryant or Ms. Sterrett ASAP.


Senior grades are due by MAY 11th. If you are in E20-20, you must have all classwork completed by that date.Seniors MUST be completed with E20-20 and other online courses by 4 p.m. on May 11th in order to walk in the graduation ceremony. Senior grades are due from teachers by then and virtual classes must also be completed.

If you are not finished with your online coursework, you will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony. There will not be any exceptions or last minute adjustments for graduation participants.



Seniors - Scholarship deadlines are quickly approaching!  Check out the Guidance Page on the website and click on Forms and Links to see scholarship opportunities.


Senior Superlatives for Class of 2017

1. Mr. and Mrs. VRHS: Tyler Nix & Kayla Fernander
2. Most spirited: Tristan Sharpton & Albani Berryhill
3. Most athletic: Rodney Thomas & Elberta McCarthy
4. Best dressed: Shawn Mims & Hannah Langford
5. Most artistic: Travis Abston & Michaela Morgan
6. Most likely to succeed: Charlie Howard & Rachel Attaway
7. Class clown: Franklef Lambert & Tyrianna Vaughn
8. Best best friends: John-Tyler Shadix & Jayce Chambers and Geena Lawrence, Jasmin Reynolds, Olivia     Williams & Michaela Holloway
9. Most likely to win a Nobel peace prize: Tristan Porter & Ansley Nash
10. Most likely to become president: Ethan Smith & Abby Waldron
11. Most affected by senioritis: Jalan Gilbert & Kursten Thomas
12. Most likely to fall asleep in class: Jordan Pounds & April Johnson
13. Most likely to need a ride: Jacob Forrester & Nikki McGunn


It's an exciting year for you as a Senior and we couldn't be happier to work with you to make it the best year yet! Scholastic Images / Balfour is our provider for Graduation Products! We met with Seniors to go over Graduation Announcements and senior dues which includes their Cap-Gown-Tassel. The dues amount is $125.00 Seniors received a Graduation Product packet to take home for parents to look over.

Graduation Announcement orders may be placed:

1) Online at

2) At Scholastic Images Student Center in Suwanee
2955 Horizon Park Drive
Suite D
Suwanee, Ga 30024

3) By mail:
Scholastic Images/Balfour
2955 Horizon Park Drive, Suite D
Suwanee, Ga 30024







Are you stressed? College woes? Deadlines? Resumes? Financial Aid scares?
Get "De-Stressed not Distressed"
Come and Eat Lunch with the Counselors and let's talk about it.
Who: Distressed Seniors worrying about college
What: Brown bag lunch with the counselors
When: every month you need us
Where: Room 314
Why: To provide support from counselors and other students during the application process
How: Email Ms. Brown or Ms. Olinger




Seniors! Personal Graduation Yearbook Ads for Seniors can be ordered now. Information is available outside Mrs. Moses' door on the 500 hallway.


Want to get a jump on paying Senior Dues? Click here to pay your Senior graduation dues. 



Check out Prom details by going to the "Latest News" section on the Home Page or to the Junior page.

=======================================================================Graduation Info:

Graduation is on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7pm

At: UWG Coliseum

Doors open at 6pm for guests with tickets

Students are to report to UWG Coliseum in required dress code by 4pm.

Graduation tickets:
Graduating students who have paid their senior dues will receive 10 tickets each at the last graduation practice.

Extra tickets
The box office at UWG Coliseum will have any remaining tickets at no charge and will open at 5:30 pm on the 18th first come, first serve; one ticket per person in line until they run out