Seminole Ridge Hawk Battalion Observes Veterans Day

Seminole Ridge High School hosted a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 9 honoring those who have served and are currently serving in our armed forces.

This was the second year the Hawk Battalion hosted the event, which included choral selections honoring each branch of the military, and guest speaker Raymond Wess of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He spoke about his experiences in the military.

The Hawk Battalion also marched in the annual West Palm Beach Veterans Day parade. Cadets had the opportunity to speak with veterans taking part in the event.

SRHS Solves at PBAU Competition — Hawk math whizzes from the SECME engineering club and the Mu Alpha Theta math honor society participated in the Palm Beach Atlantic University mathematics and computer science competition Nov. 10. During the competition, students solved three rounds of paper-and-pencil problems (in algebra, trigonometry and statistics) and pre-calculus problems (using Texas Instruments graphing calculators).

Choristers Qualify for State — A number of Hawk choral ensembles and soloists earned “Superior” ratings at the recent Florida Vocal Association district assessments and now qualify for state assessments in March. Seminole Ridge congratulates the Musagetes chamber ensemble, the Musagetes varsity show choir and soloists Sidney Clarke-Lequerique, Marlina Karimi, Bayleigh Kilpatrick, Mairead O’Rourke, Alexis Rizzolo and Gabriella Thomas.

In addition, the Seminole Ridge “Euterpe” beginning women’s ensemble, as well as soloists Sean Lewis and Cemi Rivera, received “Excellent” ratings. The Hawk chorus came back with 55 medals — 41 “Superior” and 14 “Excellent.” Also, Sidney Clarke-Lequerique earned a spot in the 2012 All-State Women’s Chorus and will travel to Tampa in January to join Florida’s top vocal musicians.