Rabun Gap Nacoochee School is pleased to announce the 2015 National Honor Society Inductees. Inductees must maintain a minimum 3.75 weighted GPA, as well as have documented service and leadership positions.
Front row L-R: Anna Armfield (10th, Franklin, NC), Johnny Donald (11th, Nassau Bahamas), Tutu Adedun (11th, Lagos, Nigeria), Isabelle Mo (10th, Shanghai, China), Abigail Gilbert (10th, Scaly Mountain, NC)), Aleks Sharer (10th, Hayesville, NC), Jodi Lian (10th, Shenzhen, Guangdong China), and Kinley Mitchell (10th, Mountain City, GA).
Back Row L-R: Spencer Stone (10th, Cullowhee, NC), Kevin Young (12th, Highlands, NC), Niko Harrell (11th, Pearland, TX), Juan Jose Espinosa Cuetos (11th, Oaxaca, Mexico), and Ali Wilkins (10th, Franklin, NC).
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School students and faculty walked the red carpet Thursday night at the 2015 Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards, winning five of the 17 categories awarded for their production of Godspell. Also known as the Shuler Hensley Awards, named for the Broadway actor from Cobb County. Rabun Gap came in second in the state for total Shuler awards, followed by West Forsyth High School with eight awards. A team of more than 60 Atlanta-based arts professionals evaluated the productions of 50 participating high schools. Students are pictured with the Tony Award winner Hensley, who made several appearances during the seventh annual ceremony produced by ArtsBridge Foundation, a nonprofit that provides arts education and community engagement programs. Winners include: Alyssa Driggers - Best Performance by a Supporting Actress; Alexis Lewis - Best Performance by a Featured Performer; David Philyaw - Best Lighting Design; Bill Patti - Best Direction; and Sean Lakey and Rebecca Smith - Best Scenic Design. Congratulations to the cast and crew!
After a series of rainstorms and weather cancellations, the Varsity Eagles Softball team hosted Blue Ridge last week, coming away with a 13-9 victory. Emma Poole pitched a complete game, striking out ten batters and the Eagles found rhythm in the field and behind the plate for the first time this year. The Eagles bats got going as well, led by newcomer Savanna Clayton, who hit a double in the first inning down the right field line, and went 2-2 on the night (w/ 3 RBI's). Hits from Raigan Evans and Andrea Olvera and mistakes by Blue Ridge left the Ladies up 10-1 at the end of the second inning. Blue Ridge narrowed the gap to 10-7 by the 6th inning but the Eagles remained patient, and drove in 3 more runs in the bottom of the 6th. The Eagles triumphed 13-9. Coach BySura had this to say after the game, "Only 4 errors, not bad! and the Ladies are beginning to look like a team that cares deeply for one another and are lifting each other up. I hope their effort and skill continues to strengthen now that they see what they are capable of."