November 2018 News Briefs

Kendall Chambers | Raider Staff

Marching band wins grand champion

On September 29, the Marching Raiders participated in three competitions, winning grand champion at each. At their first competition in Annapolis, MD, they earned a score of 85.75, winning in all categories. They went on to compete at Heritage High School in Leesburg where they scored 86.32. Rock Ridge High School invited them to their competition, which they won with their highest score of the day, 86.6. The band’s show, Light Prevails, features solos from Nicholas Wu, Jemison Goforth, and singing from Sophia Macchiarolo.

Look for our feature article in the next issue.

Seniors volunteer on PSAT day

During the October 10 PSAT, the senior class participated in half-day Raider Outreach projects. Seniors had the opportunity to clean up stables and interact with horses, paint murals at elementary schools, and landscape at LCHS, making a mark in their community. Students looked forward to their service projects, exhibiting eagerness to help out in the county.


Seniors Abby Stevens and Emily Young volunteer at the Evergreen Mills Elementary School fall book fair. Seniors had the opportunity to volunteer within the community on October 10, when underclassmen were taking the PSAT. For several years, seniors have had the chance to volunteer during October PSAT day and at the end of the school year as part of a senior outreach project.

Tree falls in front of LCHS

A tree across the street from LCHS fell on October 12th, blocking the road and landing on the school’s front lawn. Considering the massive size of the tree, everyone’s concern for safety was raised. However, a cleanup crew was quickly called, and the fallen tree was disposed of. Students who rushed to see the tree were warned not to walk in the vicinity of the cleanup in order to eliminate danger.