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Principal’s Message

Greetings Varina Nation!

Education is the fuel that drives a person to a successful future. Your journey through education, whatever the destination, must include obtaining a high school diploma.  Though the path through high school looks different for every student, it must be paved with high expectations, marketable skills, real-world experiences, and caring teachers. The administrators, faculty, and staff of Varina High School are paving the road to graduation by developing students as confident, critical thinkers and effective communicators. Whatever the future holds – college, career, armed forces – as a Blue Devil you will be ready to conquer it.

I believe each of you has the power to become a leader in some part of your life. Varina has a number of ways for you to lead – as a student, as a student athlete, as a club officer, as a member of JROTC, as a member of the band/chorus, as a great friend, sibling or son/daughter. There are opportunities for you to serve your community via our community service program or to be a scholarship recipient or to earn a trade certification. The 2018-19 school year is an exciting time for Varina.  With endless opportunities for you to learn and lead, you can dream big.

When I was in elementary school, my father was studying to get his bachelor’s degree at a local college. He started a tradition with me when I had important quizzes, tests, or events at school. He would write me a note that contained three simple words: Go For It. I would return the note when he had a quiz, test, etc. At first, it was just a note of support, but as I grew up, I came to understand that those words embodied his hopes, dreams, and expectations for me. He believed in my ability to succeed in whatever I chose to do, just as I believe in you.  When you learn all that is available to learn and when you are a leader in control of your own life, your big dreams will come true. My advice to you for the 2018-19 school year: Go For It!


Best wishes on a great school year. If there is anything I can help you with, please do not hesitate to ask!


Ann Marie Seely, Principal




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