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The Rapp for April 10

Learn more about the attempt to bring this horse back from extinction this Friday.

RAAC’s library series covers SCBI’s attempts to save an endangered horse, dulcimer virtuoso Madeline MacNeil performs at Flint Hill Baptist, “Rappahannock Creates” opens at RDA, PEC honors Belle Meade’s garden and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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School & sports news for April 10

Rappahannock and WCDS sports updates, and a list of 4-H workshops and camps offered this summer in this week's School and Sports column.
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Photo: Python meets Robin Hood at WCDS

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School & sports news for April 3

The Rappahannock County High School Band and its escorts posed for a group photo during its trip last month to New York.

WCDS sports updates, both RCHS bands win big in the Big Apple, R-MA fields another state geography bee contestant and more in this week's school and sports news.
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Photo: Not horsing around

Photo by Marion Sharp

Katie Sharp, a seventh grader at Rappahannock County Elementary School, was part of the first-place winning Golden Horseshoe 4-H team.
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School & sports news for March 27

Volunteer painter Nicholas Plaksin and project coordinator Rachel Bynum pose on the finished map.

The RCES playground gets a new (painted) map of the world; WCDS winter sports award winners in this week's School & Sports column.
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School & sports news for March 20

School & sports news for March 20

Among those honored in the VISAA all-state girls' basketball roster is Wakefield Country Day School’s Maeve Dale, who was named to the second team all-state for the second straight year.
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Rappahannock Youth Basketball 2014

Girls 7-9 Champions are (from left) Ashley Herzog, Belle Perdieu, Katie Courhah, Coach Herzog, Savannah Loving, Faith Kennedy, Payton Cillo and Kammie Brown.

School & sports news for March 13

Winter sports athletes are honored at both RCPS and WCDS in this week's school and sports news.
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School & sports news for Feb. 20

The Panthers’ Scholastic Bowl team: (standing, from left) Joe Gold, Jonathan Sanders, Gabriel Hernandez, Jacob Sheffield, Charles Gubler, Emily Allen and (seated) Jane Purnell, Henry Mason, James MacLeod, R.T. Leake and Jonathan Streu.

Fall athletic seasons wrap up for the Rappahannock County Panthers and the Wakefield Country Day School Owls in this week’s School & Sports column.
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Photo: Small team, big finish

Photo by Amy Hitt

The Rappahannock County High School Panthers’ wrestling squad celebrated a successful trip to the state tournament in Salem last weekend.
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Washington column for Feb. 27

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Feb. 27
Andrew Haley and Keir Whitson at the American Birkebeiner ski marathon in Wisconsin last weekend.

Andrew Haley and Keir Whitson complete the American Birkebeiner, Aging Together's caregiver training begins March 5, "Friends and Neighbors" continues at the Inn, the Book Barn offers a DVD sale and Ecumenical Lenten services rotate through area churches in this week's Washington column.
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Double Ds plus three head to state tourney

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Feb. 20
Senior Dylan Hitt (left) and sophomore David Smoot are among the five Rapp wrestlers headed to the state finals this Saturday (Feb. 22) in Salem.

If there’s a little more excitement among students at Rappahannock High School this week it may have more to do with what’s happening in Salem rather than Sochi, as five members of the Panthers wrestling team are headed for the state finals this Saturday.
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School & sports news for Feb. 20

Every member of the WCDS swim team — (from left) Lucas DuMez, Nile Patel, Grayson Galeone, Chris O’Heir, Dante Parker, Josephine Burns, Kathryn Phillippe, Harmony Lindstrom and team manager Misato Aso — achieved personal best times at the recent conference championship meet. DuMez will also compete in the VISAA State Swim Meet on Feb. 14-15.

Rappahannock and WCDS sports updates, four RCES students are selected for the Honor Band, WCDS ninth-graders make wood duck boxes and more in this week's School & Sports.
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Photo: Conference champs

Photo by Janie Jenkins

Rappahannock County’s Junior Panther girls’ basketball team clinched a middle-school conference championship against St. Joseph’s Parrish on Feb. 6.
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School & sports news for Feb. 13

Although spring sports are just two weeks away, winter continues to exact its toll on Rapp Athletics.  Despite the continued reschedules and cancellations however, our Rapp Athletes showed their mettle when given the chance, bringing home victories and even championships last week.
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School & sports news for Feb. 6

In an long but rewarding day, Rappahannock County High School’s Scholastic Bowl team played three matches at Colonial Beach High School last weekend, emerging as the Region 1A East champs.
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School & sports news for Jan. 30

RCHS students Evan (left) and Dylan Hitt, seen here with Arthur Candenquist (middle), each received a $1,000 scholarship from the United Daughters of the Confederacy at the organization’s Lee-Jackson Day celebration.

Rapp and WCDS sports updates, Natalie Tupper makes JMU’s president’s list and the United Daughters of the Confederacy honors the winners of its coloring and essay contests in this week’s School & Sports column.
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School & sports news for Jan. 23

WCDS students and Owl mascot recently visited Samuels Library to help young students learn about winter (and owls, naturally).

Rapp and WCDS sports updates, the Owls visit story time at Samuels Library, two RCES students are finalists in the Smokey the Bear poster competition, this year's 4-H camp offerings and more in this week's School & Sports column.
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School & sports news for Jan. 16

The Panther Quiz Bowl team earned a hard-fought first place finish in the Conference 43 tournament, advancing them to Regionals on Feb. 1.

The Rappahannock County High School Panthers earned first place in the Conference 43 tournament at Colonial Beach High School on Jan. 11, qualifying them to return for Regionals on Feb. 1.
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School & sports news for Dec. 26

WCDS third graders used the money they earned doing Chores for Children to purchase Christmas gifts for children in need.

Maeve Dale becomes the first Lady Owl to score 1,000 points, Rapp and WCDS sports teams continue their winning ways, Quiz Bowl notches two more wins, Ben Gillis kicks his way to a Coaches’ Award and more in this week’s School & Sports.
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School & sports news for Dec. 12

Third-graders (from left) Claire Young, Cassidy Trevor, Nevaeh Hopkins-Scott and Emma Jean Darlington get their nails painted at Market Day.

Wakefield's sports teams are off to a hot start and RCES holds its annual "Market Day" in this week's School & Sports.
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School & sports news for Dec. 5

At the Virginia Junior Classical League convention are (back row, from left): Tatyana Yates, Jane Purnell, Parker Critzer, Caitlynn Lolis, teacher James Sharpe, Josh Racer, Austin Huff, John Norris, Hannah Bennett, Justin Ramey; in front are Henry Mason (left) and James MacLeod.

The Panthers' winter sports seasons open strong; Quiz Bowl splits its last two matches; and 16 RCHS students return from the VJCL convention with nine awards in this week's School and Sports news.
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On course or track, Jenkins’ early start pays off at the finish line

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Nov. 28, 2013
Freshman Gavin Jenkins was quick enough to take home eighth place overall at the VHSL state championship meet Nov. 16.

You could be forgiven for wondering when Gavin Jenkins finds time to sleep. That’s because the freshman spends most of his time in motion — whether it’s running on the Rappahannock cross country track or speeding down a race track in his Legends car.
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The Rapp for Nov. 28

Rachel Summers and her son help out at the Amissville Food Drive.

Some (other) things to do this Thanksgiving weekend, including how to help with the Amissville food drive; Griffin Tavern’s Lorraine Gilb is named Restaurant Employee of the Year; Leland Faulker’s “World of Wonder” comes to Castleton; and the Angel Tree is up in this week’s Rapp column.
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Teamwork takes Lady Owls to the top again  

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Nov. 21, 2013
Hitter Maeve Dale (middle) returns a Wakefield School serve while teammates (from left) Emily Hennessy, Kendall Carroll and Ashlyn Ramey ready themselves to help.

It wasn’t so long ago that the gym walls at Wakefield Country Day School were a little bare when it came to championship banners. It’s a different story today, however — helped along by the varsity volleyball team, who recently won their fifth straight division championship.
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School & sports news for Nov. 21

After placing second in the state, the RCHS girls cross-country team poses on the podium at Great Meadows: From left, Lily Eisner, Kayla McGhee, first-place runner Julia Wood, Emily Allen (seventh place), Lily Endre, Emma Dee Endre, Kathryn Fisher, Rita Cliffton, Taylor Ordile, Kelsie Strobel and Katelyn Fisher.

Rapp fall sports come to a close with an excellent state championship showing by both cross country teams, Quiz Bowl drops a close one to Manassas Park and three new Marching Virginians are named in this week's School and Sports news.
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Photo: She’s No. 1

Photo by Donna McGrath

Sophomore sensation Julia Wood crosses the finish line in first place at the VHSL state championship.
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Wood, RCHS girls cross-country wins region

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Nov. 14, 2013
RCHS’ girls cross-country team members hold up their first-place trophy after winning the Region 1A East Championship on Nov. 2.

It took 19 minutes and 12 seconds for sophomore Julia Wood to run 3.1 miles and win the Region 1A East Cross-Country Championship in Williamsburg Nov. 2. Now she’s dialing it in for the state championship race this Saturday (Nov. 16) at Great Meadow, where the team has a real shot at winning it...
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The Rapp for Nov. 14

Cast members of “Alice in Wonderland” rehearse next month’s Christmas play at RAAC Community Theatre.

Journey down the rabbit hole with RAAC on Dec. 6, buy a homemade pie from RCHS, sing along with Trinity Episcopal, celebrate Diwali at Narmada, play basketball with RCHS alumni, join Kid Pan Alley for their annual Community Sing event and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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School & sports news for Nov. 14

The (mostly) new RCHS Quiz Bowl team.

RCHS holds its annual Veterans Day assembly, the (mostly) new Quiz Bowl team begins its season, Theater delivers a "superior" performance, 4-H club and class offerings, Rich Hogan makes the Radford Hall of Fame and George Massie is named a CTY scholar.
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School & sports news for Nov. 7

Senior Kaitlyn Jenkins is joined by her coach, Courtney Atkins, was recently named to the Bull Run District First Team Volleyball Squad.

The WCDS volleyball and soccer teams wins their fifth straight championships, Rapp teams enter their post-season play and RCES elects its new SCA officers in this week's School & Sports.
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Letter: Festival and tournament a success

I would like to thank each and every one of you that came out and supported Rappahannock County High School’s first-ever Fall Festival and Cornhole Tournament. This was a major fundraising event — and as a community, you helped raise more than $2,800 toward all of the school’s classes and clubs. I would also...
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School & sports news for Oct. 31

Regular seasons wrapped up and fall playoffs began for our Rapp Athletic teams who continued their winning ways into the postseason. Meanwhile, two Wakefield teams work toward their own championships in this week's School & Sports.
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School & sports news for Oct. 24

Updates on RCHS and WCDS sports teams, and one RCHS students impressions of governor's school in this week's School & Sports news.
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School & sports news for Oct. 17

Another week of sports' updates for every team at Rappahannock and Wakefield Country Day schools.
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School & sports news for Oct. 10

Rapp Athletic’s winning ways continued last week, with our fall teams once again having a positive winning percentage in their contests for the week. Also, a Wakefield sports update and WCDS students help keep the Appalachian Trail clear in this week's school and sports news.
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Flint Hill rider, horse are Century Club inductees

Astride Rosebud, Bob Clements accepts congratulations from the Dressage Foundation’s Michael Matson after the pair became the fifth Virginia team to be inducted into the foundation’s Century Club. Courtesy photo.

Flint Hill resident Bob Clements and his 21-year-old Hanoverian mare Golden Rosebud recently became the 126th team overall (and the fifth from Virginia) to be inducted into the Dressage Foundation’s Century Club.
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Washington column for Oct. 10

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Oct. 10, 2013
Mary Ann Kuhn and her cat, Fuzzy, were blessed by Rev. Jenks Hobson last Sunday (Oct. 6) in honor of St. Francis Day. Photo by Ruthie Windsor-Mann.

Harmony Manor celebrates a year in business, improvements are underway on the town square, Trinity's "blessing the animals" ceremony was the cat's meow, the Artisan Trail is ready for to be named and Rappahannock Little League girls softball is recruiting in this week's Washington column.
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