Historical Posts, News, & Achievements
from the Vanguard IB Family
Congratulations to our 31 Class of 2021 Valedictorians!
(essentially half of our IB Senior Class!)
Sydney Bauman - University of Florida, Chemical Engineering
Sarah Bier - University of Florida, Biochemistry
Nicole Braun - University of Notre Dame, Biochemistry
Julia Charske - University of Florida, Nursing
Merritt D'Aiuto - University of Central Florida, Forensic Science
Alexis Dvorak - University of Florida, Biology
Gabriella Hamilton - University of Florida, Chemistry
Olivia Han - Swarthmore College, Sociology and Studio Art
Aiden Hensel - University of Florida, Chemical Engineering
James Humphrey - University of Florida, Biology
Hunter Hutchinson - University of Florida, Chemical Engineering
Abil Joseph - University of South Florida, Biology
Sora Kang - University of Central Florida, Biomedical Sciences
Alexander Kintzele - University of Florida, Finance
Tarun Koti - Emory University, Biology
Vassilios Koutsonikolis - University of Florida, Chemical Engineering
Emma Lammens - University of Florida, Biology
Caroline Merriman - University of South Florida, Business
Sarah Milbrandt - American University, Materials Science and Engineering
Mahan Miryala - University of Florida, Biomedical Engineering
Ava Moring - University of South Florida, Biomedical Chemistry and English
CeCe Nelson - University of South Florida, Biomedical Sciences
Ainslee Nichols - University of Florida, Psychology: Behavorial and Cognitive Neuroscience
Ebubechi Nwaubani - Harvard University, Chemistry
Nirali Patel - University of Florida, Philosophy and Political Science
Emma Kate Petersen - Michigan State University
Dhruv Sakaria - University of Florida, Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
Jae'da Samuel-McKnight - University of Florida, Computer Science
Andy Shar - Virginia Commonwealth University, Forensic Science and Psychology
Cassandra Sziklai - Cornell University, Human Development
Genesis Wynn - University of Florida, Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
Congratulations National Merit Semi-Finalists Diego, Rushi, and Colin!
Congratulations Mr. Hunter
Finalist for Florida's Teacher of the Year
IB Chemistry - Vanguard High School
Vanguard IB Parent Testimonial:
I can't say enough about how much impact the IB program has had on Anna. She has blossomed into an amazing young woman, and her horizons have been expanded beyond our wildest dreams mainly because of the encouragement and inspiration of the teachers and general philosophy of the IB program.
She has challenged herself, and has been challenged by some of the finest teachers I have ever had the pleasure to deal with - and I am in the education system. Her teachers truly care about her educational experience, they are looking at the WHOLE student, not just the math grade, or literature grade, or science grade ...
Our family loves and appreciates that the IB students are also called to embrace a service component. It helps them see that there is so much more in the world outside of their own four walls.
I highly recommend the IB program at Vanguard for any family that wants their student to be well-rounded, challenged, inspired, loved, and successful!
~ Susan Mitchell
"Thank you so much for the field trip we had today!
It was honestly one of the best field trips I have ever been on
and one of the best events I have experienced, so far, in life!
It was very beautiful and fun as well as informative!"
~ Kylie K. ~ Pre-IB World History student ~ St. Augustine ~
Congratulations to these five fine young men!
We Help Two + Socktober 2019
The young lady pictured above is Angel. She is six years old, loves to sing, has a pet rabbit, and lives in Uganda. During the month of October, we are selling funky socks so her school tuition, uniform, and daily breakfast and lunch can be paid for.
Join us for our fourth annual CAS project through We Help Two and Vanguard IB Socktober 2019! You can get your socks from a Socktober Team Member on campus for only $10 a pack, or you can order below online for only $12 a pack. And as an added bonus, for every pack of funky socks sold, we receive a pair of thick, warm socks to donate here in Marion County.
See ALL of the styles and sizes at the link below, and contact Mrs. DeVilling for more information.
Vanguard IB Chemistry was highlighted 01/24/19 in The Ocala Star Banner!
Real life application for IB Chem curriculum:
Want to know what's happening in our IB World School?
Click the links below for the most recent activities and achievements!
We Help Two + Socktober 2018
Join us for our third annual CAS project in efforts to provide artifical limbs to students in developing countries through We Help Two and Vanguard IB Socktober 2018! For only $12 a pack, you can help us bring dignity & mobility back to a young person's life, as well as to provide warmth in the cooler months for someone here in our community. See ALL of the styles and sizes available in the IB Office.
Fun socks to wear + warm socks to share! We Help Two Video
Click Here to Order Online: Socktober 2018
"First Place: Vanguard High School" 45 times at District FBLA!
Congrats to all of our Vanguard IB students who competed!
THANK YOU to Saleem, our VHS FBLA President and District 7 FBLA President!
District Sunshine State Scholar for Math and Science
(That's THREE YEARS in a ROW for Vanguard IB!)
Congratulations IB Siblings Angela and Andy!
First and Second Place at Regional Science Fair
and BOTH going to State Science Fair!
Vanguard IB: Local Education, Global Experience
Vanguard IB Alumni Testimonials Link ---> - What Vanguard IB Did For Me
Congratulations Vanguard IB Class of 2017
91% Diploma Pass Rate
VHS 2011-2016 AP Pass Rates vs. Other District High Schools
We Help Two+Socktober 2017 Success:
Philip from Kenya Richmond from Ghana
During the 2017-2018 school year, Vanguard IB had the opportunity to help these two young men receive artificial limbs thanks to our partnership with We Help Two and our annual Socktober event. These two young men's lives have been changed forever! We were also able to donate close to 100 pairs of warm socks to the ICU at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. THANK YOU to everyone who purchased socks back in October 2017 and helped us reach our goal. We look forward to hosting this CAS project again this coming fall and to having another successful Socktober event!
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