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