Zequigyu Travels From China

Brooke Gardner

October 11, 2018


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Junior Huo “Curtis” Zequigyu is a new exchange student attending RCHS from Sichuan, China. Zequigyu currently resides with his host father, Michael Ross. Zequigyu’s main reason for traveling to the U.S. is his enjoyment of the film industry. “I decided to come to America because I wanted to...

Senior Athlete Profiles

Brinson Mullis, Sports Editor

July 22, 2018


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As the academic year and spring season comes to a close, many seniors will face the end of their athletic careers. However some ‘Cats will continue to play the sports they love at the collegiate level. Seniors Dalton Benson, Haley Cruz, Keely Doyle, Malik Dunn, Allie Fields, Grace Huffman, Mallory ...

Richter researches violence

Richter researches violence

Kate Hentz, Reporter

February 27, 2018


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After the philosophy program was cut, junior Harry Richter decided to do an independent study on the ethics of violence, by focusing on the philosophy of self-defense, war, and civil disobedience. “I was inspired to learn about my topic around the time of a lot of violent protests like the one at ...

Brodie creates choreography

Brodie creates choreography

Kate Hentz, Reporter

February 27, 2018


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For senior Kathryn Brodie, dance is more than an extracurricular activity. This year, Brodie started an independent study focused on choreography. Brodie’s participation in Shenandoah Ballet and Halestone Dance Studio inspired her to create her own ballet, clogging, and modern dance pieces. ...

Perkins Comes to RCHS

Alexandra Mason, Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Donnie Perkins is a new special education teacher at RCHS. Originally from Buena Vista, he played baseball, football, and wrestled. After high school, he attended Liberty University in Lynchburg. His hobbies include coaching the ‘Cats football team and being outdoors. Before coming to RCHS, Perkins always taugh...

Grad Rhodenizer Returns to Teach

Grad Rhodenizer Returns to Teach

Alexandra Mason, Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Zachary Rhodenizer is the new chemistry college preparation instructor for grade levels 10 and 11. Along with being a new chemistry teacher for the regular school day, he is also a junior varsity and varsity coach for the ‘Cats football team, working specifically with the defensive linemen. Othe...

Troise wants Students to like Math

Troise wants Students to like Math

Alexandra Mason, Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Kim Troise is a new math instructor for Algebra part I and algebra college preparation, teaching the new freshmen class. Troise grew up in Asheville, N.C. in her early years. After high school, she went to the University of  North Carolina Greensboro and James Madison University, where she got a degr...

Youngdahl joins Spanish department

Youngdahl joins Spanish department

Lily Moreschi, Reporter

November 24, 2017


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This year, Scott Youngdahl joined the RCHS staff as a level II and III Spanish teacher. Before moving to Lexington in 2008, Youngdahl lived in N.C., but grew up in Okla.. He went to the University of Texas for his undergraduate degree, and then to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to get ...

Yob settles into RCHS

Yob settles into RCHS

Lily Moreschi, Reporter

November 24, 2017


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Mary Yob is one of the two new English teachers. She is a first year teacher currently teaching English 10. Originally from Sterling, Va., Yob recently moved to Lexington in July 2017. Yob graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor's degree in English. Yob also obtained a master’s de...

Ritter Scales The Rocks

Ritter Scales The Rocks

Brendan Donahue, Reporter

May 31, 2017


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Knowing how to save yourself from tragic accidents, while suspended hundreds of feet up in the air, is not something that is included in the typical high school curriculum. However, junior Peyton Ritter is taking advantage of the Independent Study program in order to learn and teach herself about Alpinism...

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