— Dhedra Lassiter, Principal • April 2017
Since I last mentioned our athletic teams and invited you to see our Rams in action, our athletes and coaches have continued to distinguish themselves. During the winter sports season, Rolesville High School wrestlers secured the Greater Neuse River Conference championship, and our gymnasts garnered their first state championship. Seniors Jaylin Powell in girls basketball and Matthew Mims in wrestling each earned the distinction of conference player of the year. Matthew was also chosen a WRAL Athlete of the Week. More recently, freshman Nhyla Bryant was named to The News & Observer’s All-Metro Gymnastics Team. We also saw Christian Pigues place first in the state indoor track championship for the 1,000 meters to bring home the first state championship for boys track. And Coach Logan Brendle was selected conference coach of the year for girls swimming.
On February 21, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of many of these athletes and many others during a very special celebration at Town Hall hosted by our mayor and town commissioners. Along with being recognized by Mayor Frank Eagles and Commissioner Michelle Medley, students were also presented with formal proclamations to recognize their excellence in competition.
Our athletes and coaches are not the only ones who have distinguished themselves. Senior Adeira Hunter recently attended the Music Performance Adjudication (MPA) solo adjudication event and scored 99 of 100, which is simply remarkable. Also, our “Brain Games” TV show team advanced to the playoffs following the first round of competition hosted in the WRAL studio.
RHS Arts Boosters should also be commended for their outstanding work. They hosted our first Winter percussion and guard competition on March 11. Winter percussion ensembles and guards came from all over North Carolina for adjudication and competition. It was a fantastic opportunity to view the shows of exceptional ensembles and guards. Rolesville High’s winter percussion ensemble represented our school.
Now I’ll change the subject to let you know about something else we are very excited about. Our wonderful media specialists Monica Gropp and Sheila Scott have been working hard to think of ways our school and the broader community might support expansion of the media collection. Community members might wish to support our students and media center, and one way is through starting Friends of the Library. Parents often purchase books for their children, and, once read, those books are put on a shelf and never read again. If you have books that are appropriate for high school collections and that you would like to donate, please feel free to bring them to school or contact the media specialists. If you would like to donate a book in honor or memory of someone, we would happily recognize the donation with a book plate.
As always, follow us on the RHS webpage and on Twitter at @RolesvilleRams. We will link you to the wonderful activities and achievements that happen at RHS each day.