Seminole Ridge High School student Christopher Mancuso is one of a select group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad invited by the U.S. Naval Academy to attend its annual summer seminar program. The seminar, a fast-paced leadership experience, helps educate, motivate and prepare students considering an application for academy admission.
The summer seminar teaches prospective applicants about life at the academy, where academics, athletics and professional training are key elements in developing the nation’s leaders. Mancuso will attend a six-day session and experience a glimpse of academy life.
The summer seminar has an academic focus, with students attending eight 90-minute workshops covering subjects from information technology, naval architecture and mechanical engineering, to oceanography, mathematics, history and meteorology. Mancuso will also participate in seamanship classes and cruise aboard a Navy Yard patrol craft.
Choirs Earn District Honors — Two SRHS choirs received straight Superior ratings March 2 at the Florida Vocal Association district performance assessments and will advance to state performances. Qualifying for state assessments this spring are the combined women’s chorus and the Musagetes chamber choir. In addition, the men’s chorus and Thamyris mixed choral received overall Excellent ratings.
Track & Field Earns Silver — Both Hawk track and field teams placed second overall March 5 in a home track meet against Forest Hill, Spanish River, Palm Beach Central and Wellington.
Boys top finishers were: Senica Chastine, first in the shot put (43’11”); Ramiz Kirmani, first in the 800-meter run; Silas Spearman, first in the 100-meter dash; and Kyle Shortridge, second in the shot put (42’4”). Girls top finishers were: Michelle Howell, first in both the high jump (4’8”) and the 800-meter run; Alexandria Jackson, first in both the shot put (37’8”) and the discus (119’2”); Danielle Livingstone, first in both long jump (17’11”) and 100-meter hurdles; Gyanna Richie, second in the 100-meter dash; Cassie Barrett, third in the 800-meter and fourth in the mile run; Sarah Chacon, third in the 400-meter dash; Carolina Pereira, third in the high jump; and Jasmine Williams: third in the discus (69’6”).
Marksmen Advance — The Seminole Ridge JROTC marksmanship team hit the target March 2 at Atlantic High School in a standard three-position meet that involved firing prone, standing and kneeling. SRHS marksmen brought home the bronze, with Joseph Rimi and Jimmy Marchand top shooters for the team, which will now compete at Rockledge High School for a place at the state tournament.
Artists Win at Artigras — The SRHS recycling conscious Hawk won $250 at the annual Artigras festival. In addition, Hawk artist Robyn Rosier’s Dolphin painting won third place in the 11th grade competition, and artist Laura Louberti’s Mermaid painting won second place for the 10th grade.
Debaters Shine — In the final round of the recent Florida Forensics League varsity state championship, Hawk student legislator Wayne Selogy placed ninth. In addition, group interpretation students “The Happily Ever Afters” — Cassie Barrett, Melissa Garrity, Marisa Krecker, Jasmine Lang and Keith Miner — placed either second or third in all of their rounds.
ABOVE: SRHS marksmen (L-R) Jaime Marchand, Joseph Rimi, Brogan Zelinka and Eric Learman.