Field of Dreams P H OTO G RA P H Y B Y A MA NDA MACL A R EN
In mid-August, Voyager Academy hosted a ribbon cutting for its new Viking Stadium that will serve
its students for PE, camps and competitive sports, including women’s and men’s soccer and lacrosse. Following the ceremony, the men’s soccer team, which won the 1A State Championship last year, played Riverside High School. The stadium will host the school’s inaugural Homecoming Parade Oct. 4 as well as several other events this year. Voyager Managing Director Jennifer Lucas says the school has a partnership in place with North Carolina FC Youth, a nonprofit organization that provides positive, high-quality soccer opportunities for youth and their families, “so our field will serve thousands of Durham residents,” she says. “Additional field usage for special events in the school or in the community are welcome.” 1 The high school choir groups, Bull City Lights and Vocal Affinity. 2 Porter Garrett, 7, Ryann Garrett, 13, Jillian Draughon, 14, Voyager Academy Founder and Foundation Chair Don Draughon and Tyler Draughon. 3 Voyager Athletic Director Alex Owen and former Voyager Athletic Director Deuce Harris. 4 Men’s Varsity soccer team Captains Ethan Hubrich, 17, Andrew Catlin, 18, and Cole Scarantino, 17. 5 Elementary School Principal Judy Cutts, High School Principal Dr. Chuck Nolan, Jennifer Lucas and Middle School Principal Gwen Johnson. 6 Voyager Board Chair Stephanie Brennan, Soccer Coach Bruce Freeman, Marlow Campbell of Club Partnerships and Development for NCFC Youth, Athletics Booster Club Chair Shelley Brown, Voyager PTO Chair Kelli Anderson, Voyager Foundation Chair Don Draughon, former Athletic Director Deuce Harris, Athletic Director Alex Owen, Field Committee Chair Tim Leonard, Hubrich Contracting President Steve Hubrich and Voyager Managing Director Jennifer Lucas stand ready to cut the ribbon.