Rappsody again music to ASPA’s eyes 

The cover of the award-winning Rappsody 2011 yearbook.
The cover of the award-winning Rappsody 2011 yearbook.

The Rappahannock County High School yearbook – also known as Rappsody – has made RCHS proud again, winning for the second year in a row a first-place award from the American Scholastic Press Association. The ASPA award is the result of the New York-based organization’s annual critique of high school yearbooks from around the country.

RCHS art teacher and longtime yearbook advisor Joy Sours submitted Rappsody 2011 to the association, receiving  905 points out of a possible 1,000 after a detailed judging of format, spelling, grammar and other points. The score included an almost perfect rating in the category of content presentation.

Sours gratefully praised her yearbook staff when she said the students “had a very solid yearbook this year.” She said she was “proud of the awards we brought home.”  

Senior Adam Carter, an active participant of the yearbook staff for three years, described this award as a “very high honor.” He added, “it is really fun working on the yearbook, and the award just shows how much our hard work pays off. It all comes down to a great unified staff and a great leader.”