Principal's Message

  • Mrs. Melissa Vestal, Principal

    Mrs. Melissa Vestal, Principal

    Go Trojans! I am so excited to serve as your principal! I have been a life-long TROJAN! I graduated from Alleghany High School in 1989 with the best teachers and classmates! I am thankful to be able to give back a small part of what has been given to me. 


    The Alleghany community is, quite honestly, unparalleled.  I am humbled to be a part of what is happening in my hometown! I was a  Spanish teacher for twenty- five years. I learned so much from my students and fellow teachers and staff members during this time.  I entered the field of administration three years ago where I was fortunate to work with Mr. Scott Carter, who now works as our associate superintendent.


     I am married to one of my classmates, Mr. Jamie Vestal.  We have two children, Will, who is a Sophomore at NC State and Alexandra, who is a sophomore here at AHS! My family and I enjoy traveling, kayaking, and being outdoors.  I also enjoy sewing, gardening, repurposing items. One of my favorite things to do is attend AHS events and cheer on our students! 


    I want to continue the focus we have placed on helping students achieve their goals.  I understand that students are individuals with different needs.  Our staff has always worked hard to personalize the educational experience!  We continually look for ways to be the best we can be and to help students do the same!  Parents, thank you so much for sending us your best and trusting us to make decisions that help them be the very best version of themselves! Let’s roll up our sleeves, engage our minds and work like a Trojan!