Class of 2019

Senior Information

  • Important Graduation Information

    Click here to access the 2019 Graduation Handbook

    Click here for important graduation dates for April, May, and June


    Sanderson High School Class of 2019 Baccalaureate Service

    Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 3:00pm
    Trinity Baptist Church
    4815 Six Forks Road in Raleigh
    Students should arrive at 2:00pm in cap and gown.
    Reception immediately following in the fellowship hall.

    Senior Graduation Meeting
    As we approach 4th quarter and graduation season, we want to be sure you are prepared regarding your graduation regalia and important events.
    All seniors, including early graduates who have indicated that they will participate in graduation, must be at the graduation meeting on April 24, 2019. Seniors will report to their second period class, and we will make an announcement to release you to the auditorium. This meeting is for seniors only; parents do not need to attend. We will share the information from this meeting on the Sanderson website.
    Please see this letter for more information.


New This Year - Sanderson Student Services

  • Check this Sanderson Student Services Just for Seniors web page regularly:
    It contains information on:
    College Visits, Open Houses, and Information Sessions
    College Admission Deadlines
    Senior Conference Presentation and Handout
    FASFA Information including changes new this year
    and more....

Scholarship Opportunities


    College Scholarships!

    The Sanderson PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is proud to once again provide four $1,000 scholarships for 2019. The scholarship applications are available February 25th in the Career Center or by download from the Sanderson PTO website:

    The scholarships are as follows:

    Excellence- for seniors with a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.2 and above

    Achievement- for seniors with a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.4 to 4.199

    Success- for seniors with a cumulative weighted GPA of 2.5 to 3.399

    *Perseverance- for seniors who have overcome a hardship; no GPA requirement

    For each category, the applicant's extracurricular activities, community service, academic honors and work experience will be taken into account. In addition, each applicant is required to write an essay and qualifying finalists will be interviewed before a panel of scholarship judges.


    If you have questions, please contact Laura Floyd at


    Also, new for 2019- the 1st annual MIDTOWN COMMUNITY HERO SCHOLARSHIP!

    The Midtown Raleigh Alliance is providing a Sanderson Senior with a $1500 Midtown Community Hero Scholarship in order to support future leaders from Midtown Raleigh!

    All seniors are encouraged to apply. Applications are solely online followed by an interview for qualifying applicants. You can pick up an instruction sheet in the Career Center or go to: The application instruction sheet is also attached below. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 22nd!

    For more information, please email

    ALL seniors are encouraged to apply for BOTH a PTO scholarship as well as the Midtown scholarship! Good luck Senior Spartans!!


Senior Breakfast

  • Please sign up to help with the 2019 Senior Breakfast and Caravan on the first day of school, Monday, August 27, 2018.
    It is a great excuse to hang near your Senior on his or her LAST first day of high school. It is lots of fun!
    Please review all open slots and see where you fit in. We especially need volunteers for the Parade Route and Parking Volunteers on the day of the event, as well as help with getting food and raffle prize donations in advance.
    Sign up at:
    Any questions contact Lisa McIntosh at

Senior Caravan

  • On the first day of their Senior year, Sanderson honors our new Seniors with a Breakfast and Caravan to the School.
    This year the Senior Breakfast will be held at Trinity Baptist Church at 6am on Monday, August 27, 2018.
    All Seniors are invited to attend at no cost to the Senior. Invitations will be mailed home later in the summer.

    The Breakfast is followed by a Caravan to the School.
    Seniors decorate their cars and all parents are invited to stand along the Caravan Route to cheer them on their way.
    A balloon arch greets the students at the school entrance (both car and bus entrances).
    Many parents decorate their students parking spaces (the night before with non-permanent chalk and decorations).
    It is a fun and special event to honor our new Seniors.

    Senior Caravan Permission Form

    Below is the official path of the caravan.  We want to have the path full of revelers cheering the seniors along to their first day of school.  The parade should start at 6:50 with the kids arriving at SHS around 7am, so choose your spot along the Caravan Route early and help us cheer them on!

    • Leave Trinity parking lot on Terry Street
    • Right on Ellwood
    • Left on Pamlico from Ellwood
    • Right on Northbrook from Pamlico
    • Right on Yadkin from Northbrook
    • Right on Rampart from Yadkin
    • Left on Manchester from Rampart
    • Right on Wimbledon from Manchester
    • Cross Shelley Rd. 
    • Left on Dixon from Wimbledon
    • Cross Millbrook
    • Dixon to SHS

    Congratulations Class of 2019!
    It's going to be a GREAT year!

    2019 Senior Booster Committee

Jostens Class Rings

Senior Portraits

  • Get ready for senior portraits

    Click here to view more information of Senior Portraits!

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