SRHS Cheerleaders Finish Fourth In Nation

Following their first-place and second-place wins at regional and state events, the Seminole Ridge High School competition cheerleaders placed fourth nationwide, competing in the Universal Cheerleaders Association tournament Feb. 8 and 9 at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando. “Our team performed an outstanding routine that was near flawless,” coach Tammy Licavoli said. “The competition was fierce, and they couldn’t have made me prouder.”

SECME at the Olympiad — The SRHS SECME team took part in the district’s annual science Olympiad recently, with Victoria Simmons placing third in the essay contest. In addition, the water rocket team of Kelsie Heckman, Dan Murray and Cody Summerlin placed fourth.

Drill Team Takes Second — The Seminole Ridge Hawk Battalion drill team attended an eight-school competition Feb. 8 at William T. Dwyer High School, placing second in three of their four events: the armed squad competition, led by cadet staff sergeant John DiCampli; the unarmed squad, led by cadet corporal Cody Kline; and the color guard competition, led by cadet second lieutenant Morgan Wilson. “Our battalion is a fierce competitor within the county,” cadet Devon Breen said.

SRHS Band Wins Medals — The musicians of the Hawk band program represented Seminole Ridge at the annual Florida Bandmasters Association solo and ensemble performance assessments Feb. 8-9. At this event, students perform a solo or ensemble piece practiced over several weeks, then are assessed against a rigorous set of standards. The band members brought home 20 “Superior” and 11 “Excellent” medals.

ABOVE: The Hawk Battalion drill team with its trophies.