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RCS 2019 Academic Challenge Competition Banquet

April 4, 2019

Academic Challenge Competition (ACC) teams from Morehead High, McMichael High, Reidsville High, Rockingham County High and Rockingham County Early College High were honored at a banquet on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Morehead High School. 


RCS ACC Teams:

 McMichael  Morehead
McMichael High Morehead High
 Reidsville  Rockingham County
Reidsville High Rockingham County High
 Rockingham Early College High
Rockingham Early College High




Congratulations Subject Area Winners:


Math:  McMichael High


English:  Morehead High


Social Studies:  Rockingham County High


Science:  Morehead College


All-Round:  McMichael High




Each team and/or coach selected two team members who have made major contributions to the team. These eight students comprise the “All ACC” team. Those chosen for this honor were:


Morehead:  Elijah Allen and Simon Ellington

McMichael:  Will Etringer and Zack Knight

Early College:  Erin Collins and Torri Yeatts

Reidsville:  Ramon Almeida and Helen Thorn

Rockingham:  Heath Carter and Shelby Peeden




Dr. Rodney Shotwell, RCS Superintendent, presented the trophy to the overall 2018-2019 RCS ACC Champions, McMichael High. 

 McMichael High


McMichael High School - Overall Team Champions



In addition to sponsoring the banquet, Sam Coates and Tri-City Automotive also gave five scholarships to ACC team members. All team seniors are eligible to apply. One student from each high school receives a scholarship with the student from the winning school receiving $1,000 and the other four receiving $500 each. Ms. Bobbie Wilson from Tri-City presented the scholarship awards.


Scholarship Winners:

 Scholarship Winners

(Pictured Left to Right)

Helen Thorn - Reidsville High

Etienne Lambert - McMichael High 

Jorge Sanchez - Rockingham Early College High

Ms. Bobbie Wilson - Tri-City Automotive Group

Blair Tuggle - Morehead High

Heath Carter - Rockingham County High



ACC is an extra-curricular activity that provides an arena for the application of knowledge.  Its aim is to promote academic excellence and integrity through friendly competition and mutual respect.


Thank you to TRI-CITY Automotive for their continued support and sponsorship!


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