In just their fourth year of Varsity Football, Rabun Gap upset perennial powerhouse Christ School last Friday by the score of 22-8. Christ School has lost just three games during the past three regular seasons.
Rabun Gap caused three turnovers as they outscored the Greenies 15-0 during the half. Dallas Earnhardt went 14 of 19 for 208 yards and 1 touchdown. Carter King had 2 catches for 57 yards and 1 touchdown. Niko Harrell had 7 catches for 103 yards. Leo Tomadon led the Eagles' defense with 12 tackles. Aaron Appleton added 8 tackles and an interception for Rabun Gap.
"This win puts Rabun Gap Football on the map," said Coach Earnhardt. "Christ School has been playing football since the early 1900's and made it to the state championship two years ago. This win shows our kids that we can play and beat anyone on our schedule if we give our best effort for 48 minutes."
Varsity Soccer also won 3-0 over Tallulah Falls, Highlands, and Oconee Christian, outscoring them 22-1. JV Soccer got their first win over Blue Ridge 3-2 on Tuesday. JV and Varsity Volleyball also went 2-0 against Blue Ridge and Highlands this past week. Cross Country had a great outing on a very tough course at Smoky Mountain. All the teams get into conference play this week. Friday is a big day here at Rabun Gap as Asheville School travels over to play us in volleyball, soccer, and tennis. Come out and support the Eagles!
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Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is pleased to announce the receipt of a $2.1 million gift from the estate of the late Norma Knapp Horan-Vogt. This contribution will be placed in the school’s endowment and will support excellence in the Arts and provide financial aid for students.
A resident of Lakeland, Florida, Mrs. Horan-Vogt passed away November 2013 at the age of 92. She was employed by Publix supermarkets for many years where she served as the administrative assistant to Bill Hollis, vice-president and board member at the company. From the impeccable way she dressed, to her beautiful and contagious smile, to her gracious hospitality and charm, Mrs. Horan-Vogt was a great joy to others. She was preceded in death by her beloved husbands, Douglas Horan and Kenneth Vogt.
Mrs. Horan-Vogt was a life-long Presbyterian, music lover and advocate for children. For many years, she was a friend to the school and faithfully supported the mission of Rabun Gap with charitable gifts. Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School will honor her spirit of giving by establishing the Norma K. Horan-Vogt Faculty Chair in the Arts. This honor will be held by an Arts faculty member, distinguished by his or her love of teaching. Additionally, the school will establish the Norma K. Horan-Vogt Scholarship, a need-based scholarship to be awarded to a deserving student. Her life will be celebrated at the school during a ceremony on November 7, 2014 at 2:30 PM in the Rearden Theater.
The Right Rev. Robert Christopher Wright spoke to students at the opening Academic Chapel on August 28, 2014. Bishop Wright spoke on the school tagline, "Lead the Way," urging students to start now.
Wright was elected June 2, 2012, by lay delegates and priests of the Diocese of Atlanta to become the 10th bishop in the diocese's 105-year history. He is the first African American to become an Episcopal bishop in Georgia.
Wright was born Feb. 3, 1964, in a Roman Catholic orphanage in Pittsburgh, Pa., and at the age of nine months was adopted by Earl C. and Charlene Wright. After high school, he served as a U.S. Navy helicopter crew chief and search and rescue diver before entering Howard University in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Howard in 1991 and later earned a certificate in biblical studies at Ridley Hall, Cambridge University in England, and a master of divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA. He was ordained a priest in on Feb. 13, 1999, by Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon in the Diocese of Washington.
Wright has served the Atlanta community as a member of Leadership Atlanta, on the boards of Holy Innocents' Episcopal School and St. Laurence School. In the Diocese of Atlanta, in addition to serving as the dean of the Mid-Atlanta Convocation, he has chaired the Commission on Ministry, the deputation to the General Convention, and served as youth dean at Camp Mikell. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Virginia Theological Seminary. He is married to Beth Sarah-Wright, Ph.D., an author, a former college professor and mother to their five children.