RARA Adapts to Coronavirus

A sign outside the Food Pantry instructs visitors to stay in their cars. Photo provided by WDBJ7.

Arden Courtney Collins, Reporter

April 24, 2020

The Rockbridge Area Relief Association (RARA) has been working hard fighting hunger and poverty in Rockbridge County since 1972, providing many services to the community.  One service that RARA provides is its Food Pantry, which serves over 600 families a month, according to their website. The Food...

Economics Socks Stocks

Addie Suter checking her success in the stock market game.

Sophia Carlucci, Head Maestro Editor

February 26, 2020

  The Stock Market Game in Donna Wallace’s Economics classes is a  game that gives students a hands on opportunity to practice buying and selling stocks. “You can talk all day long about the benefits of buying stocks and bonds, but when students get to see what happens in the stock mark...

Academic Team Competes at Regionals

Senior Aili Waller studies for an upcoming Academic Team competition.

Grace Frascati, Assistant Managing Editor

February 25, 2020

Ending the season on a high note, the Academic Team was successful at the regional competition in Fort Defiance, Va. Although the team was missing a couple members who could not make the event, they were still able to win several of the rounds. Prior to going to the regional competition, the team won the d...

RCHS Theater Faces Trouble

Empty Auditorium at RCHS.

Arden Courtney Collins, Reporter

February 24, 2020

RCHS has been having troubles in its theater department ever since long time theater teacher Linda Gorman retired two years ago. RCHS has not found a fulltime replacement to continue its theater program.  Last year theater was taken over by Christina Twerdy, who had little theater experience, but...

Washington & Lee Hosts Mock Convention

Patti Solis Doyle speaks at Mock Con.

Stephanie Weisberger, Reporter

February 24, 2020

            Washington and Lee students gathered during Feb. 14 and 15  for an assembly to select the Democratic nominee for the 2020 Presidential candidate. The Mock Con. at W&L is held every four years to predict a nominee for the party that is not currently in the White House. This is ...

Gilbert Designs Cranes

AutoCad Inventor Crane Concept

Dylan Hostetter, Reporter

February 24, 2020

Junior Micheal Gilbert has been taking engineering classes since he came to the highschool. Engineering is something that caught Gilbert’s interest years ago. “My brother led me to engineering because I was interested in what he was doing in his engineering classes,” said Gilbert. For his t...

Wildcats Compete in A.M.C.

RCHS students took a bus to V.M.I. to take the A.M.C. Test.

Cierra Bolster, Reporter

February 24, 2020

The American Mathematics Competitions are national mathematics competitions created by the Math Association of America. They are used as a first round to recruit the International Math Olympiad team which few students across the country qualify. Historically, RCHS has done well with the A.M.C. Test;...

FBLA means Business!

FBLA group posed for a picture.

Nakole Allen, Reporter

February 24, 2020

Future Business Leaders of America  (FBLA) is participating in competitions in February and March. The online objective test is Feb. 19 and the actual Regional Conference at Longwood College will be on March 18. If students make it past regionals, they will go to the state conference in April.  ...

Sickness Spreads Through the School

Sickness Spreads Through the School

Adam Elrod, Reporter

February 24, 2020

Illnesses have been rapidly spreading through the school recently. Nurse Heidi Sheltman has a couple comments about the recent outbreaks. “We have flu A and B, strep throat, a stomach virus, a virus that mimics strep, and the common cold,” said Sheltman. “The flu and strep are both very cont...

‘Cats go to Europe in ’21

Beckett Howe, Reporter

February 24, 2020

  A trip to Europe will occur in the summer of 2021 with our RCHS students, but they are not going for the culture. They will be going for a tour of many significant places during a dark time within history: World War II. Dr Sandra Hayslette will serve as the main adult to go on the trip. “...