Rocky Run MS Student Publishes Articles in Local Newspaper

School News
August 15, 2019

When asked what she did over the summer, Rocky Run Middle student Yashavi Upasani can respond that she became a published writer.  A rising eighth grader, Upasani wrote two articles for the local Fairfax Times. She covered Rocky Run’s annual iWitness to History Day and also interviewed a New York Times best-selling author, Immaculee Iligabiza, who wrote Left to Tell and several other books about her survival during the Rwandan genocide 25 years ago. Upasani conducted a phone interview with the author. You can read her article on iWitness to History Day and her interview with Iligabiza online. Contact Rocky Run news liaison Tina Dempsey at