SRHS Hawks Pledge Not To Text And Drive

Seminole Ridge High School students were treated to rock music as they came on campus Thursday, Sept. 19 as part of the event “It Can Wait: No Texting and Driving,” sponsored by the school’s driver education program and AT&T.

Numerous students and staff members signed a pledge not to text while behind the wheel.

To reinforce the message that texting is unsafe, the event simulated the ways drivers lose focus while texting, as blindfolded students tried to navigate an obstacle course on tricycles. Unsurprisingly, every “driver” crashed!

SRHS thanks AT&T and driver education teacher Ken Klammer for promoting a campus-wide attitude of “it can wait.”

• Honor Guard Welcomes New Americans — The Seminole Ridge High School JROTC honor guard presented the national colors to 50 candidates of 25 different countries at the U.S. District Court (Southern District of Florida) naturalization ceremony on Friday, Sept. 13.

Hawk cadets presented the colors, and all present sang the national anthem. The new Americans then recited both the Oath of Allegiance and the Pledge of Allegiance.

“This was a great experience for our cadets, to see firsthand those legally seeking naturalization receive their citizenship,” JROTC instructor Lt. Col (ret.) Hans Hunt said. “To see 50 of our newest citizens with smiles on their faces was very rewarding.”

 ABOVE: SRHS students sign the “It Can Wait” pledge.