According to her father, Guy Hill, Rachael was a freshman studying biology at Virginia Tech after graduating from Grove Avenue Christian School in Henrico County. An only child, she was popular and funny, had a penchant for shoes and was competitive on the volleyball court.
"Rachael was a very bright, articulate, intelligent, beautiful, confident, poised young woman. She had a tremendous future in front of her," said Clay Fogler, administrator for the Grove Avenue school. "Obviously, the Lord had other plans for her."
Her father, Guy Hill, said the family was too distraught to talk about Hill on Tuesday, but relatives were planning to have memorial events later in the week. "We just need some time here," he said tearfully.
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