Model United Nations Hosts an Online Auction

Model United Nations Hosts an Online Auction

Sophia Carlucci, Features Maestro Leader

January 31, 2019

By: Sophia Carlucci In an effort to raise money for a Model United Nations (MUN) conference at the University of North Carolina this upcoming spring, MUN held an online auction using donations from businesses downtown and some artists in the school community. The money was used to reduce the cost...

Whitten Learns More about Training Horses

Whitten Learns More about Training Horses

Sophia Carlucci, Features Maestro Leader

January 31, 2019

Studying how to train an ex horse (a horse that is done racing), how to do a type of riding is called eventing. Eventing entails dressages, which is a pattern that the horse follows, show jumping, where they try to meet a certain time and avoid knocking out poles, and cross country, which tests endurance....

RCHS Starts Offering Cyber Security Classes

Alexandra Mason, Assistant Business Manager

January 25, 2019

As of this year, RCHS is now offering cyber security courses for students to take as an elective. These classes are part of the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College dual enrollment program, which offers students a college credit for the class. The course focuses on cyber security and networking fundamentals. ...

Makayla Back Crowned Rodeo Queen

Makayla Back Crowned Rodeo Queen

Alexandra Mason, Assistant Business Manager

January 25, 2019

RCHS Junior Makayla Back was crowned the Miss Va. High School Rodeo Queen at the state finals at the Va. State Fair Grounds on May 26. Back competes in barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, team roping, goat tying, and light rifle. Because of her motivation and devotion to her sport, she is...

Project Connection Expands Leadership Team

Kate Hentz, Layout Editor

January 24, 2019

A student run organization that strives to connect teens with children who have language and mental disabilities, Project Connection, is ready to start the school year with an expanded leadership team and an official non-profit status for the first time. The organization’s new president, senior Abby...

RC Schools Mount Active Shooter Safety Training

Lily Moreschi, Assistant Managing Editor

January 24, 2019

Rockbridge County Public Schools has implemented a new active shooter training program known as ALICE Training. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, and is the number one active shooter civilian response safety training program in the nation. “The ALICE Training is best...

Interact Assists CARE at Community Festival

Maya Humston, Reporter

January 24, 2019

Many of the booths in this year’s community festival were manned by RCHS students. One of these booths, representing the Community Anti-Racism Effort (CARE), was run by the Interact Club. “Interact is a service club we have at the high school,” said senior and co-president Adam Webster. “It’s...

Young Writer’s Club Seeks New Members

Young Writer’s Club Seeks New Members

Maya Humston, Reporter

January 24, 2019

Many school clubs are experiencing a drop in membership this year due to last year’s graduating senior class. One such group, the Young Writers’ Club, led by faculty sponsor and English teacher David Simms, hopes to change that. To increase membership, Simms has decided to host a writing contest...

Marisa Bouchelle

McKelvey Collins, Print Editor

January 22, 2019

For new teacher Marisa Bouchelle, moving to Rockbridge County felt like coming home. “I’m from a really, really small town called Bridgeport, Illinois,” said Bouchelle. “My high school was actually a lot smaller than this one, so I enjoy the small hometown feel.” Bouchelle teaches...

Joy McDonald

McKelvey Collins, Print Editor

January 22, 2019

This year, new assistant principal Joy McDonald has come back home to the school she herself attended. Previously, she spent two years working in the administration at Allegheny High School. “They’re different schools, they both have really good points to them, and I have enjoyed working in...

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