Han­berry earns No­bel nod

Rappahannock News - - COUNTRYSID­E -

Ase­nior mem­ber of the fam­ily that es­tab­lished the No­bel Prize — Na­tional So­ci­ety of High School Schol­ars (NSHSS) founder and chair­man Claes

No­bel — has an­nounced that Rappahanno­ck County res­i­dent

Zion Han­berry, a stu­dent at High­land School, has been se­lected as a mem­ber of its es­teemed or­ga­ni­za­tion.

The so­ci­ety rec­og­nizes top schol­ars who have demon­strated out­stand­ing lead­er­ship, schol­ar­ship and com­mu­nity com­mit­ment.

“On be­half of NSHSS, I am hon­ored to rec­og­nize the hard work, sac­ri­fice and com­mit­ment that Zion has demon­strated to achieve this ex­cep­tional level of aca­demic ex­cel­lence,” said No­bel. “Zion is now a mem­ber of a unique com­mu­nity of schol­ars — a com­mu­nity that rep­re­sents our very best hope for the fu­ture.”

NSHSS Pres­i­dent James W. Lewis said: “We are proud to pro­vide life­time mem­ber­ship to young schol­ars to sup­port their growth and de­vel­op­ment. We aim to help stu­dents like Zion build on their aca­demic suc­cess by con­nect­ing them with unique learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences and re­sources to help pre­pare them for col­lege and mean­ing­ful ca­reers.

Han­berry is the son of Judd and Mar­sha Han­berry of the town of Wash­ing­ton. RCHS W’S

FOOT­BALL leads the head­lines this week, on the ba­sis of their dom­i­nat­ing Home­com­ing win last Fri­day night. The foot­ball team was de­ter­mined to show the home crowd that last year’s win­ning record was not an aber­ra­tion but in fact an apt in­di­ca­tor of Rapp foot­ball’s chang­ing for­tunes.

Rapp struck first in the scor­ing with Chance Graves’ 27 yard Touch­down run. King and Queen struck right back, scor­ing on a three yard run, but Rapp tal­lied another TD in the first quar­ter with Bryan Lei­den­heimer scor­ing on a four yard run. The sec­ond quar­ter be­gan with another

of the mis­cues that have plagued Rapp this sea­son, with a King and Queen player re­cov­er­ing a fumble and run­ning it 67 yards for a score to tie the game again. But that was as close as the vis­i­tors would get, with Rapp churn­ing out four more touch­downs be­fore the half and never look­ing back.

Lei­den­heimer scored on another four yard rush, then Quar­ter­back Richard Lil­lard fol­lowed suit with a four yard scor­ing run of his own, fol­lowed by Michael Reid’s 11 yard scor­ing run and then Chance Graves’ 55 yard pick six for the fi­nal score of the half. In the third quar­ter Ryan Grigsby scored twice, a TD on a one yard run and then a safety that re­sulted from his tack­ling of the K&Q QB in the end zone, fol­lowed by Bryan rush­ing 19 yards for his third TD of the night. In the fourth quar­ter King and Queen scored on a 62 yard break­away run but Rapp’s Randy Hitt put up the fi­nal points of the evening with a 14 yard run for a score.

Stats lead­ers for the night on of­fense also in­cluded Michael Reid with 123 yards rush­ing to go with the Pan­thers’ 421 yards of to­tal of­fense. On De­fense Chance Graves had two in­ter­cep­tions, Dal­ton Hitt had four tack­les (in­clud­ing 2 for losses and 1 QB sack), and Ryan Grigsby had five tack­les and 1 as­sist (in­clud­ing 4 tack­les for losses, 1 sack, 1 safety and 1 fumble re­cov­ery), all of which added up to a strong de­fen­sive show­ing that in­cluded 4 in­ter­cep­tions, 2 fumble re­cov­er­ies, and a 58-20 fi­nal score. With the win Var­sity Foot­ball im­proved to 2 and 3 on the sea­son, with an away game this Fri­day at Madi­son County High School, kick­off at 7:30, and then a re­turn to Pan­ther Sta­dium next Fri­day vs Mas­sanut­ten Mil­i­tary Acad­emy, kick­off at 7.

At half­time of the game the RCHS HOME­COM­ING COURT for 2017 was pre­sented. Court mem­bers in­cluded 8th graders Brae­lyn Ste­ward and Luke El­lis, 9th graders Sa­man­tha Luthi and Lee Rein­bolt, 10th graders Alivia Tuel and Roy Jenk­ins, and ju­niors Me­gan Dod­son and Este­ban Arel­lano. The se­niors pre­sid­ing over the Court were Princess Tatyana Yates and Prince Drake Lynn, who were the at­ten­dants for Queen Cyd­ney Cham­bers and King Jake Sisk. The award win­ning Pan­ther March­ing Band also en­ter­tained the crowd at half­time with this year’s Blues Broth­ers-themed show. Over on the VOL­LEY­BALL court the Rapp teams strug­gled in the past week, squeez­ing in only a cou­ple wins amongst sev­eral losses. The Var­sity squad lost to Har­rison­burg at home and then to Wil­liam Mon­roe on the road. The JV squad did scratch out a 2-1 win over Har­rison­burg but then suf­fered their first loss of the sea­son on the road at Wil­liam Mon­roe.

The JV and Var­sity teams are home tonight, Thurs­day, against Clarke County. They take to the road again Fri­day night, go­ing to Northum­ber­land, and then travel to Cen­tral next Tues­day, re­turn­ing to their home gym again the fol­low­ing Thurs­day, when they host Ge­orge Ma­son. JV games be­gin at 6, with var­sity games be­gin­ning

twenty min­utes after the con­clu­sion of the JV con­tests.

The Ju­nior Pan­ther Vol­ley­ball team posted another win, down­ing Ran­dolph Ma­con Acad­emy at home, but then dropped a con­test to Wil­liam Mon­roe. They re­turn to their home gym next Wed­nes­day ver­sus King Ge­orge, first serve at 4:30.

Ju­nior Pan­ther BOYS SOCCER opened their sea­son last week on the road, drop­ping a game to King Ge­orge. This af­ter­noon the team trav­els to county ri­val Wake­field Coun­try Day for a 4:15 game and then the team opens their home sea­son next Thurs­day at 4:15, play­ing host to the Owls.

Ju­nior Pan­ther foot­ball is still in search of their first win, hav­ing dropped their first two con­tests on the road. Next Mon­day the team kicks off at 6 ver­sus Prospect Heights Mid­dle School, then trav­els to the Mary­land School for the Deaf on Oct. 12, host­ing the same team in Pan­ther Sta­dium on Oct. 18.

Var­sity CROSS COUN­TRY hosted Cen­tral Wood­stock last Wed­nes­day, with our har­ri­ers run­ning on a hot day on the Blue Rock course. On the girls side Rachel Weghorst fin­ished sec­ond with team­mate Jack­lyn Humphries 13 sec­onds be­hind her, fin­ish­ing in fifth place, fol­lowed by Sky­lar Cul­bert­son in sixth. On the boys side Dal­ton Ren­ner ran a strong race after bat­tling ill­ness through most of the sea­son, fin­ish­ing first for the Rapp boys.

This Satur­day the teams will travel to New Mar­ket to com­pete in the Stonewall Jack­son In­vi­ta­tional, run­ning against many of the com­peti­tors they will see in up­com­ing re­gional cham­pi­onships.

Lastly, our boys and girls BAS­KET­BALL pro­grams are host­ing a clinic skills camp for stu­dents in grade 1-6 in the RCHS gym on Satur­day, Oct. 7, 9 to noon. Con­tact A.D. Bur­ley or Mike Atkins for reg­is­tra­tion. The bas­ket­ball teams are also host­ing a fundraiser spaghetti din­ner in the RCHS Com­mons on Satur­day, Oct. 7, from 5 un­til 7:30.

FALL FUN AT WCDS

Wake­field Coun­try Day School held its an­nual 5K Fun Run and Fam­ily Car­ni­val this past week­end to cel­e­brate the start of au­tumn. Forty runners gath­ered early Satur­day morn­ing to be­gin the race that started on Re­set­tle­ment Road and fin­ished at the school’s back en­trance on Hit­tles Mill. Stu­dents from lo­cal school cross-coun­try teams par­tic­i­pated along with their par­ents, sib­lings, friends, and teach­ers. Fol­low­ing the race, fam­i­lies con­tin­ued the fun by en­joy­ing a fes­tive car­ni­val on cam­pus, com­plete with games, con­ces­sions, a pet­ting zoo, and ob­sta­cle course. At the end of the evening, fam­i­lies dined at the tra­di­tional fall Lob­ster Boil, a com­mu­nity event or­ga­nized by the school’s board of direc­tors to help raise money for the mid­dle school’s trip to Eng­land in the spring.

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