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Lynn Krepich stands in front of the first mural painted in her classroom by a previous student in 1995. The mural depicts Sandro Botticelli “The Birth of Venus.”

Beloved Latin Teacher Announces Retirement after 43 Years

Sophia Casciano, Staff Writer June 6, 2024

Latin teacher Lynn Krepich has been a teacher at County for 43 years, but even though Krepich has been teaching since 1981, it almost feels like she has been teaching her whole life.   When Krepich...

“To have someone recognize my hard work is greatly appreciated,” school testing coordinator Kimberly Berkey said. Berkey was recognized as an LCPS Spotlighting Hero in Ed.

Staff Highlight of the Issue

Karan Singh, Business Manager June 6, 2024

School testing coordinator Kimberly Berkey arrives at school at 6:45 a.m., preparing for a long day of AP testing. Tests like the SOLs and AP exams take place during the month of May, a time in which Berkey’s...

Community Listening Sessions: Spence Receives Feedback and Addresses Concerns

Community Listening Sessions: Spence Receives Feedback and Addresses Concerns

Dylan Johnson, Staff Writer June 6, 2024

The recently appointed LCPS Superintendent, Dr. Aaron Spence, has held listening sessions at different LCPS schools between September 2023 and April 2024. According to the LCPS website, “These took place...

Staff Infection performs the classics from Livin’ on a Prayer to Summer of 69. Sweet Child of Mine, however, was D’arcangelis and Ricci’s favorite to perform.

Kicking off the 70th Anniversary Celebrations with food, music, and friends

Cat Pizzarello, Editor-in-Chief June 6, 2024

To celebrate the school’s 70th anniversary, County offered a free concert on the lawn (later moved indoors due to weather), featuring, Staff Infection, senior Sela Campbell, and graduate Emma Rowley,...

Cyre Davis poses for the official announcement, which reads, “We are excited to announce that Cyre Davis, LCHS Class of 2024, will serve as our graduation speaker this year.  We are so proud of her!  We will celebrate the Class of 2024 on June 18th.”

Cyre Davis chosen as graduation speaker

Dylan Keyes, Staff Writer May 30, 2024

On June 18, during senior graduation, one lucky student has the chance to speak in front of her graduating class after being selected by senior sponsors Mel Hefty and Abby Schutte. Any graduating student...

(From left to right) Sophomore Fallon Murphy, freshman Madelyn Homa, junior Tyler Jones, sophomore Logan Deladurantaye, freshman Sam Edwards, freshman Julen Ahedo, freshman Josh Bedrowsky, junior Octavian Ashford, freshman Micah Wollam, senior Alan Crouse, junior Andrew Wilson, junior Mike Du Plessis, sophomore Brandon Camocho, junior Rowan Mendenhall, and sophomore Tucker Boos showcasing the awards they won after orienteering nationals.

NJROTC orienteering team places at nationals

Scarlett Ashford, Staff Writer May 30, 2024

Over the course of March 16 and 17, a select 15 NJROTC cadets competed at orienteering nationals in Blacksburg, South Carolina.  “The team did an amazing job; we had a little bit of a rocky start...

Left to right: Sophomore Karan Singh, senior Brianna Martinez, and Curator of Manuscripts and Archives, Laura Christiansen, look over a collection of 19th century newspapers. Martinez gasps at the sight of an ad for a person for sale.

Head librarian preserves school history

Scarlett Ashford, Staff Writer May 30, 2024

Flecks of yellowed and withered paper fall onto my hand as I turn the page. Inside The Loudoun Raider lies an entirely new world of distinct culture, tradition, and society. I have discovered a true time...

Senior Sela Campbell poses with her Golden Ticket. Campbell auditioned for American Idol in February.

Shining a light on senior Sela Campbell’s music career

Karan Singh, Business Manager May 30, 2024

As senior Sela Campbell enters the American Idol audition room, judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan are seated right in front of her, waiting to hear her sing. Sela begins strumming her guitar...

Top row from left to right: Chris Focer, 8th grader Chloe Tilghman, 6th grader Kaity Peterson, 7th grader Tien Dang, sophomore Amelia Cunnington, 6th grader Wesley Bokel, 6th grader Bella Harding, freshman Natalie Lund, freshman Bahia Omais, junior Kai Rothwell, 7th grader Greta Stultz, freshman Lily Kingsolver, Madison Nuckolls. Bottom row from left to right: 7th grader Ryan Baughman, freshman Naia Settipani, freshman Avery Bennett, 6th grader Brooklyn Sales. Winter Color Guard poses after winning the color guard championship.

Rising color guard program wins East Coast championship

Scarlett Ashford, Staff Writer May 30, 2024

Flowers thrown from glittering flags rain down upon a forested landscape of trees and vines. For a second, you forget that they’re just props, and you’re transported into nature as soothing music hits...

(From right to left) Sophomores Karan Singh, Melanie Sanchez, Isabela Sitcharing watching the eclipse. Photo by Valerie Egger.

LCHS takes on the solar eclipse

Vivian Lun, Staff Writer May 30, 2024

Club leaders Pia Patel (left) and Madison Rice (right) wait to welcome guests into the event. Rainey says that the club is already brainstorming for next year and is excited to make Be Kind to Your Mind an annual event.The SOS (Sources of Strength) club is a national organization that was brought to County by two students: Pia Patel & Madison Rice with the help of school counselor Heather Rainey. The two wanted to start a club that could bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. “Madison Rice and Pia Patel came to me last year with the goal of starting a club that brought awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. We decided to start the Sources of Strength club, a national organization,” Rainey said.

“Be Kind To Your Mind”

Sophia Casciano, Staff Writer May 30, 2024

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