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The 1955 football team pictured in the LCHS yearbook. Photo courtesy of Tonya Dagstani.

Looking Back: Old yearbooks provide a window to the past

Emily Banner, staff writer February 5, 2021

One benefit of a year like 2020 is the chance to slow down and reflect. With fewer student activities and a new mascot, we had a chance to learn about the past of our school with librarian Tonya Dagstani....

This picture features a bird’s eye view shot of the school included in the 1956 LCHS yearbook. The school’s layout has changed considerably over the years, but features like the distinctive columned front entrance have stood the test of time, much like the schools culture.

Alumnus offers insight into past at County

Liberty Harrison, managing editor February 4, 2021

From its opening in 1954 to the present Loudoun County High School, the oldest of Loudoun County Public Schools, has experienced many changes. From its desegregation in 1968 to its many renovations over...

Another early Raider design, from the 1957 yearbook. This edition of the yearbook featured many scenes of foxhunting.

Photo courtesy of Tonya Dagstani.

Decades in the Making: A History of the Loudoun County Raiders

Emily Banner November 16, 2020

As the Loudoun County School Board voted this summer to change the school’s mascot, many students and community members remained unaware of the controversy which surrounded the original mascot. The...

1957 yearbook

Librarian finds history and connection in County’s archives

Emily Banner, staff writer November 5, 2020

  Librarian Tonya Dagstani recently made an interesting discovery. “I came across boxes of these really cool articles from the history of Loudoun County High School since 1954,” she said. “It...

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