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School news for Feb. 23

Big congrats to Rapp Varsity Wrestling, coming home from the state tourney in Salem with one new State Champion and seven other state placers; and Saturday (Feb. 25) the Scholastic Bowl teams travels to Williamsburg for the State finals.
Mini-golf and Lions’ largesse

This Saturday, Feb. 18, the hallways of Rappahannock County High School will be transformed into a mini-golf resort via the award winning Panther Band’s Indoor Mini-Golf FUN-raiser.
School news for Feb. 16

Get the latest sports, academic and youth program news from Rappahannock County Schools and Wakefield Country Day School; a list of local JMU graduates and valuable information on a UVA scholarship program.
To the slopes, Scouts

Troop 316 of Sperryville, Troop 36 of Washington and Scouting Venture Crew 1313 of Winchester participated in an annual joint ski trip at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry, Pa., last Saturday (Feb. 11).
School and sports news for Feb. 9

Panthers excel in academics, sports and real-life skills. Varsity Wrestling wins conference championship, Varsity Scholastic Bowl wins regional championship and is off to States for the fifth time on Feb. 25 in Williamsburg.
Starting the new year on the right foot

While this past Saturday was an overcast day in Rappahannock County, a vibrant energy of enthusiasm and upbeat music radiated from the Rappahannock County Elementary School gymnasium during Commit to Be Fit’s first Dance-a- thon.
In appreciation of the departing Donna Matthews

We hired a search firm and had an extensive interview process for such a candidate. We found that person in Dr. Matthews. She came highly referenced, highly qualified and one of the most down to earth candidates that we interviewed.
School and sports news for Jan. 26

Accolades and honors for Wakefield Country Day School and local JMU students. Owls swimming and basketball season is full swing, congrats to Lucas DuMez who is top 10 in the state in seven different swimming events.
Cyclocrossing the finish line

Belle Meade School teacher and equestrian team leader Alex Forte (left) was in Hartford, Connecticut earlier this month for a cold, wet, icy, muddy week — during which she finished second in two USA Cyclocross National Championship races.
The gift of life

Rappahannock County High School junior Virginia Wyatt and senior A.J. Palmer contribute to the 30 pints of blood donated at the school last Friday, January 13.
Running at full speed

Julia Katherine Wood (first row, third from right) of Woodville, an 11-time Virginia State Champion during her days at Rappahannock County High School, helped her College of William & Mary varsity cross country team win the CAA title.