Ravenscroft celebrated the newest members of the School community during the annual New Parent Barbecue on Aug. 18 at Pugh Pond, Tara Farm. The traditional event serves to welcome new families and celebrate the start of the school year.
Ravenscroft's varsity girls cross country team is ranked 16th in the state headed into the fall season. Meanwhile, the News & Observer lists the Ravens among its "Teams to Watch" in its Triangle high school cross country preview.
North Carolina Central University (NCCU) quarterback Quinn Billerman '12 was profiled in Monday's News & Observer as he competes for the starting job in his first year at the school. The article notes, "If anyone in N.C. Central's locker room fits the bill of a traditional quarterback, it's No. 8."
The News & Observer identifies Ravenscroft among its "Teams to Watch" in its Triangle high school volleyball preview. The article notes, "The Ravens reached NCISAA 3A semifinals with boost from Erin Kelly (369 kills, 299 digs)."
Sean Billerman '10 teamed with Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry to win a "hot shot" competition during a Hoops for Troops event featuring USA Basketball's national men's team at the U.S. Military Academy on Aug. 18.
Twelve Upper School students will complete the 200-mile Hood to Coast Relay in Oregon on Aug. 22 and 23 to raise money for Providence Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society. As of Tuesday morning Ravenscroft ranked in the top five for fundraising among the more than 1,000 teams competing in the event with $38,000 raised.
Ravenscroft Head of School Doreen Kelly and Director of Athletics Ned Gonet took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday, Aug. 14. Surrounded by student-athletes who were preparing for afternoon practice, Kelly and Gonet allowed themselves to be doused in water for a good cause. They have challenge the heads of school and athletic directors at other Triangle Independent School Athletic Conference (TISAC) schools to follow suit.
WRAL reported on Charlie Ramquist '21 and his father's Mount Kilimanjaro climb to raise money for research into Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOE) on July 27. The group of 13 climbers raised more than $98,000.
Sara Brown '14 and Chris Antonello '14 received mention in the News & Observer on July 27 for their success in the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Wake County's annual writing contest. Brown won second place and Antonello received honorable mention.