Seminole Ridge Band Takes Tampa Bronze

The Seminole Ridge High School Winged Regiment competitive marching band recently traveled to Tampa, where it was one of 20 Class 2A bands statewide competing in the 2012 state marching band championships.

With its best performance of the year, the Winged Regiment placed third in the semifinals, and the SRHS color guard, performing its best, received the third-highest score of all guards in Class 2A.

Being one of the top five finalists qualified the band to perform again, this time that evening at the Tampa Ray Dome. The SRHS band’s finals performance earned it the title of third-place finalist in Class 2A.

“They again brought pride and honor to Seminole Ridge High School,” Band Director Tim Skinner said of the musicians and guard.

Cheerleaders First at UCA Regionals — Seminole Ridge congratulates Hawk competition cheerleaders and their coach Tamara Licavoli. Their first-place win and score recently at the Universal Cheerleading Association regional competition in Orlando qualifies the team to compete in the UCA national tournament this coming February. “The girls have been working very hard and are very excited,” Licavoli said.

Hawk Battalion Hosts Drill Meet — The Seminole Ridge Army JROTC Hawk Battalion recently hosted a countywide drill meet, with more than 190 cadets from six schools competing. The results are as follows: Female Unarmed Squad competition, first place – Melissa Chalkley, Desiree Galavan, Shaina Gallagher, Alyssa Laux, Emilee Marshall, Elizabeth Outten and Shelby Shackleford; Male Unarmed Squad competition, first place – Devon Breen, Benoit Cloutier, Michael Garrity, Cody Kline, Jose Ruiz, Jeremy Searchwell and Durhan Williams; Color Guard competition, second place – James Bukowski, Desiree Galavan, Hunter Grabbe and Timothy Ruback; Male Armed Squad competition, third place – James Aspenwall, Dominick Barnes, Brandon Buono, John Christian, Nathan Core, Hunter Grabbe, Dylan Reinhardt and Vincent Sileo; Individual Armed Exhibition, first place – Ashley Rice, second place – Timothy Ruback; and Unarmed Drill Knockout, first place – Benoit Cloutier, third place – James Aspenwall.

Financial Aid Night Dec. 5 — For Seminole Ridge junior and senior parents and students, the guidance department will host a college financial aid night Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Dr. Lynne K. McGee auditorium. Get valuable information about paying for your college education. All interested students and parents in junior and senior classes may attend.