School & sports news for March 27

The world at their feet

Volunteers (from left) Kyra Howell, Reuben Leibe and Lilly Howell help fill RCES’ new playground map of the world last Saturday.
Volunteers (from left) Kyra Howell, Reuben Leibe and Lilly Howell help fill RCES’ new playground map of the world last Saturday. Courtesy photo

The Rappahannock County Elementary School playground, a year-long work-in-progress, has been updated with a map of the world and a compass rose, reports project coordinator Rachel Bynum:

We had a good turnout and two beautiful afternoons for painting on Friday (March 21) and Saturday (March 22).

Thank you so much to all the wonderful painting volunteers! The 11 adults who painted this time were Jen Perrot, Linda Petty, Renee Athelli, Sarah Moore, Reuben Liebe, Kyra Howell, Steve Howell, Lynnie Genho, Nora Fletcher, Janet Davis and myself.

The 13 kids who helped out were Olivia Devening, Nicholas Plaksin, Isaac Plaksin, Ava Genho, Nathan Genho, Mason Howell, Lilly Howell, Daniel Fletcher, Lilly Jenkins, Neveah Hopkins, Camden Shanks, Alec Petty and Nick Barnes.

Thank you for the support of school staff, especially principal Cathy Jones and Beth Seeley, for facilitating this fun and educational project. Thank you also to the PTO for your support and funding of this project, and for helping to provide snacks to our crew.

I’ve really enjoyed organizing the painting projects, part of the second phase of work on our playground. Hopefully next spring will bring more painting fun, with possibly our state and county maps appearing on the blacktop.

WCDS sports update

Wakefield Country Day School held its winter sports’ athletic awards ceremony March 14. The night’s winners were as follows:

Varsity girls’ basketball

Co-Most Valuable Players: Maeve Dale and Kim Pankow
Most Improved Player: Emily Hennessy
Coaches’ Award: Monica Marciano

Varsity boys’ basketball

Most Valuable Player: Alex Foster
Most Improved Player: Tim Johns
Coach’s Award: Max Lilburn

Varsity swimming

Most Valuable Swimmer: Lucas DuMez
Most Improved: Harmony Lindstrom
Coach’s Award: Gray Galeone

Middle school girls’ basketball

Most Valuable Player: Alice Maley
Most Improved Player: Shannon Kelley
Coach’s Award: Jill Chiu

Middle school boys’ basketball

Most Valuable Player: Chris O’Heir
Most Improved Player: Jackson Romine
Coach’s Award: Spencer Bryan

Ski Team

Most Valuable Skier: Alex Smith
Most Improved Skier: Tatumn Vaught
Coach’s Award: Sam Klopp

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