Grabinski Saves the Day

Earth Science teacher Aaron Grabinksi enjoys a sip of coffee while teaching his students work on a project.

Blake Darmante, Reporter

January 28, 2020

Last year RCHS’s Earth Science teacher Christopher Bowring retired. Bowring was known for his undying charisma. Bowring has left a legacy here at RCHS. Luckily, the new earth science teacher, Aaron Grabinski, has stepped up to this important position.   Grabinski has had a long road to becoming a ...

Petriella Pops Off

Adam Elrod, Reporter

January 28, 2020

Susan Petriella is the AP Language and Composition and English 11 CP teacher here at RCHS. Petriella transferred here from Maury River Middle School this year. “I was thrilled to be at the high school,” said Petriella The transition from Maury River to RCHS was seamless and easy.” Before this year...

Lily Interns With Architect

Lily uses the program Revit to work on his model.

Brooke Gardner, Business Manager

January 28, 2020

  Since entering high school, junior Joseph Lily has completed Architecture 1 and 2, and is currently completing Architecture 3. Lily has also began an internship with Balzer and Associates of Roanoke, Va. Balzer and Associates specialize in architecture, engineering, and surveying. During his inter...

A New Teacher For Tommorows Lifesavers

A picture of the EMT class standing outside a ambulance.

Blake Darmante, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Teacher Thomas Andrews is teaching the new EMT class this year at RCHS. The acronym EMT stands for emergency medical technician. An EMT must be prepared to respond to 911 calls, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, provide life support, transport injured victims, and administer immediate care for people...

Gardner Creates Good Initiatives

Amanda Gardner tells her AP class about their new project.

Sarah Hennis, Managing Editor

September 19, 2019

The science curriculum has been changing over the past two years. Amanda Gardner is teaching the Environmental Science AP course, in addition to some regular courses this school year. Gardner has spent most of her life in Va. However, she and her husband just recently moved out of the Southwestern region...

Lynch Pursues Film-Making Hobby With Independent Study

Lynch presents her final film at her independent study presentation

Maya Humston, Reporter

May 21, 2019

Sophomore Abigail Lynch has chosen to complete an independent study on filmmaking this semester. Lynch has a background in theatre, creative writing, and even assistant directing, so filmmaking seemed a natural step. “We’re mainly going into in depth on directing, cinematography, and video editing,...

Decanini Prepares For Career in International Relations

Maya Humston, Reporter

March 12, 2019

Lately, there has been a high demand for Arabic speakers in many industries in the US. Knowledge of the language could help in almost any field, and those who learn the language have found themselves better able to handle relations with other countries, learn other languages, or even just live in the...

Patterson Pursues Police Career

Bryce Patterson (right) and mentor Tony McFaddin (left) pose after Patterson's independent study presentation.

Maya Humston, Reporter

March 12, 2019

Due to the many occupational hazards that make careers in law enforcement so dangerous, one must be physically and mentally prepared to enter this field. However, senior Bryce Patterson is up to the job. This semester, Patterson has been taking an independent study covering law enforcement and...

Hamilton Explores Her Artistry

Hamilton discusses her personal aesthetic during her presentation.

Lily Moreschi, Assistant Managing Editor

February 1, 2019

During the first semester, senior Abby Hamilton is combining her love of dance in her academic life by completing an independent study entitled ‘The Aesthetics, Composition, and Pedagogy of Modern Dance.’ “The aesthetics aspect is just learning my own style and what I like to do and put it into...

Mija Delija

Mija Delija practices physics problems on the board.

Grace Frascati, Reporter

January 22, 2019

Junior Mija Delija is an exchange student from West Germany near the Rhine River and the town of Cologne. She is staying with a host family, the Orisons. “I get along with them very well,” said Delija. “I’m very happy that I’m with them. They’re very chill and not very strict with stuff...