The 2018-19 RCHS Student Council presented Mr. Tom Atkin with its 1st Annual “Spirit of the Rock” Award at this year’s graduation ceremony. The award was created by the Student Council to honor a staff member who is a significant contributor to the positive culture of the high school. Senior Council member Zoe Burdette presented Mr. Atkin with the award and told the audience “at a time when students need to feel safe, you were there”. Mr. Atkin has served the high school providing security and supervision of workers during the construction process this year. Students, however, were highly impressed with his positive approach and his work in classrooms and interacting with the student body. The Council thanked Mr. Atkin for being such a positive role model and for taking the time to get to know students this year. The Council looks forward to making this award an annual event.