The Seminole Ridge High School Winged Regiment marching band took part in the annual Florida Bandmasters’ Marching Performance Assessment recently, earning “Superior” in every category: Music 1, Music 2, General Effect, Marching and Maneuvering, Color Guard and overall.
“Superior is the highest rating that can be earned, and this is the third marching assessment in which our band has earned this result,” Band Director Daniel Harvey said.
• Cadets Perform Saber Arch at Fundraiser — Seminole Ridge JROTC cadets attended a benefit dinner Oct. 27 at the Marisol Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens to support the Wounded Warrior Project and Place of Hope, a child welfare organization.
The nine cadets stood at attention and executed the saber arch as guests entered the event, again as the crowd proceeded to the reception area, and a third time for its entrance into the dining room.
Lieutenant General (ret.) Robert D. Chelberg presented the details of the Wounded Warrior Project, asking guests to make a charitable donation in support of injured military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, Place of Hope executive director Charles L. Bender spoke about his organization, which provides support for abused and neglected children.
“The evening was a great experience for our cadets, participating in two noble causes within our community,” Hawk JROTC instructor Lt. Col. (ret.) Hans Hunt said.
— Story by Heather Riley
• Debaters Shine at Blue Key — The SRHS speech and debate team had an incredible showing at the Florida Blue Key national invitational tournament Oct. 25-27, according to coachMierka Drucker.
Wayne Selogy not only placed third in the invitational round robin but also placed eighth among 250 speakers.
Debaters Jaqueline Campos and Landen Fresch advanced to the finals in radio broadcasting. Campos placed second, and Fresch placed fifth.
Tierney Boyle, Hannah Murray, Julie Swartz and Jessica Terkovich were inducted as members of the National Forensics League, and Rachel Collins advanced to the league’s Degree of Honor.