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The Headwaters Foundation hosted a Summer Chorus concert Friday night at Rappahannock County High School, welcoming more than 200 students, parents, school staff and community members. Highlights included “History Has Its Eyes On You” from the Broadway blockbuster “Hamilton” and a playful ma…

Rappahannock County Public School campers and counselors at the Terrific Thursday Day Camp practiced their horseback riding, stream study and team building this past month. They took a tour of the Graves Mountain Lodge animal farm to see 400-lb pigs and learned about raptors such as owls and hawks. And that’s not all.

Serendipity Equine held its first Youth Horsetopia Clinic last week. During this fully immersive horsemanship experience, young participants learned various skills related to horsemanship and horse care and enjoyed equine-themed crafts and activities — including riding, of course, both in the arenas and along Serendipity’s wooded trails.

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Often when people hear the word “scholarship” they think about money dedicated to the four-year-college bound high school senior. In the four counties that Northern Piedmont Community Foundation serves (Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison and Rappahannock), we want all our residents to know that of the 43 scholarship funds we manage, many of them have universal appeal.

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Held in a large tent under the stars, Rappahannock County High School Prom was a night to remember for the historic class of 2021. The students may have celebrated in small groups, but the energy and excitement were shared by all. The seniors enjoyed dancing at their tables, taking photos with friends, and winning raffled gift cards, which were generously donated by S.A.D.D.

It’s springtime, 2031. The dogwoods and redbuds are as spectacular as anyone can remember, and the machinery for preparing an annual county budget is churning out the numbers. The March presentation shows a balanced budget — as it must by law — and two months of refinement and horse-trading will yield a final blueprint before the summer humidity sweeps in.

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This June, 59 seniors will graduate from Rappahannock County High School, and 14 graduates — 24 percent of the class — will be buoyed on the college voyage by a Headwaters scholarship. Since its founding in 1997 with the aim of supporting the county’s public schools and the children who learn there, the nonprofit foundation has awarded more than $600,000 in financial aid to pursue higher education.

In a special ceremony in the RCES courtyard, the Rappahannock County Garden Club and Friends of Rappahannock recognized students for their poster submissions, which reflected the importance of trees.  The ceremony, held on April 19, 2021, honored one student from each grade level. Posters were judged on the students’ understanding and depiction of trees’ role and contribution to the planet.

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