Sept. 24 was the first area debate competition of the year — the All Congress Palm Beach Catholic Forensic League tournament. Students from Palm Beach and Martin counties competed in student congress, and 14 Seminole Ridge High School students participated with four placing. Congratulations to Antonio Pernas, Brionna Longest, Isabella Martinez and Melissa Tellez.
SRHS Welcomes New Mac Lab — SRHS recently updated to a new computer lab full of Apple iMacs. The 44 high-tech computers are for photography and graphic design students to practice creating graphics professional and how to professionally edit photos they’ve taken. Compared to the older computers, these new ones have much faster processing power and graphics capabilities. Digital design teacher Manuel Moya said he “feels like heaven on Earth” with these new computers.
ESOL Parent Meeting Oct. 13 — Parents of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students are invited to join Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for an outreach meeting celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. For more info., call (561) 422-2754.
Portrait Deadline Oct. 15 — Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits is currently taking pictures of the Class of 2017 seniors. To set up an appointment, call (800) 749-2796 or visit www.prestigeportraits.com by Oct. 15.
Yearbook Ads — Congratulate your 2017 graduate by creating a senior yearbook ad online at www.yearbookordercenter.com (order #10210) while prices are low, or gather your pictures and compose your message for a senior ad that the yearbook staff will create.
Purchase the 2017 Talon for a reduced price of $80 from now until Oct. 10. Buy online at www.yearbookordercenter.com (order #10210). Extras are available only online. After Oct. 10, prices rise to $100 until Jan. 10. Thereafter, yearbook pre-orders are $120. You can also buy at school with cash or a check made out to Seminole Ridge. Bring payment to Room 7-110 or deliver to the front office in an envelope addressed to advisor Sue Menke.
The Curious Savage — The SRHS drama program will present the timeless classic The Curious Savage on Thursday, Oct. 27 through Saturday, Oct. 29. The comedy tells the story of an eccentric widow who feels she needs to better the world, but who is committed to an institution by her greedy family. Tickets for The Curious Savage are available at the door or online at www.showtix4u.com. Special “football game and play” pricing is available for the last home game on Oct. 28 and the Friday performance. Group sales are available. Call (561) 422-2655 for more info.
ABOVE: Seminole Ridge High School debaters Melissa Tellez, Antonio Pernas, Isabella Martinez and Brionna Longest.