Celebration Time!

RCHS graduates hurl caps into the air at conclusion of cermeony. Photo by Hazel Zinn-Day.

Last Saturday (June 12) saw nearly 80 graduates from Rappahannock County High School (RCHS) receive their long-awaited diplomas in ceremonies at the RCHS auditorium.

The ceremony began with opening remarks from Wes Mills, school board chair. Then addressing the audience of graduates, friends and families were student salutatorian Brooke Whitcomb Hatcher and valedictorian Ashley Reta Riggleson (the latter introduced by her twin sister and fellow graduate Krista Marie Riggleson).

The RCHS band punctuated the ceremonies with appropriate favorites, including “Pomp and Circumstance.”

Following remarks by Dr. Robert Chappell, outgoing superintendent, and Tyler Perren Crews, Class of 2010 president, Michael Tupper, acting RCHS principal, awarded the diplomas.

Valedictorian Ashley Reta Riggleston addresses her fellow graduating classmates. Photo by Hazel Zinn-Day.

Meanwhile, Wakefield Country Day School (WCDS) similarly awarded its diplomas to the Class of 2010. Graduation ceremonies also were held for WCDS kindergarteners and 7th-graders.

Photo by Barbara Wheatley.

7th-graders cross over

The school year drew to a close for Rappahannock’s seventh grade class on June 11, when 78 students graduated at Rappahannock County Elementary School.

With smiles on their faces, they looked ahead to being eighth graders at Rappahannock County High School when school reopens in August. Congratulations to the seventh grade class!

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