SRHS Thespians Win At State Tourney

The Seminole Ridge High School thespian troupe spent the last week of March in Tampa at the state drama competition and assessments, attending plays, events and workshops taught by industry standouts from around the nation. SRHS returned with three “Superior” and three “Excellent” awards.

Superior winners included: Jaquie Campos, Madison Dickson, Claudia Gonzalez, Devyn Higgs and Fallon McCoy in the one-act play Five Women Wearing the Same Dress; Lisa Chandler, for her monologues from The Catechism of Patty Reed and Naomi in the Living Room; and Campo for the solo musical number “Circus” from Make Me Bad.

Excellent winners included: Kelsie Brown, Aletta Kemp, Alexis Parada, Rosie Perissien, Jessica Quiggle, Gigi Spado, Antonia Sulpizi and Julie Weber, in the large group musical number “She’s in Love” from The Little Mermaid; Devyn Higgs, Aletta Kemp, and Gigi Spado, in the small group musical number “I Know It’s Today” from Shrek; and David Madigan and Jessica Quiggle, for their pantomime “Babysitting.”

Ably assisted by stage manager Ashlyn Conerly and assistant manager Brianna Clark, the thespians performed Five Women on the Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa.

Band Winter Guard Earns the Gold — The SRHS winter guard, competing against seven area schools March 28-29 at Park Vista High School, earned the title of South Florida Winter Guard Association 2014 Class AA Gold Medal Champions.

Debaters Qualify for Grand Nationals — The SRHS Debate Team had several wins at the Palm Beach Catholic Forensic League competition March 28-29 at William T. Dwyer High School. Jaqueline Campos qualified in dramatic performance; Landen Fresch and Erika Thompson earned a spot as the county’s second alternate team in public forum; and Wayne Selogy qualified in student congress. These students advance to the National Catholic Forensics League’s Grand National tournament.

Hawk to Attend HOBY — SRHS sophomore Jessica Terkovich has been selected to represent Seminole Ridge at the 2014 South Florida Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar, attending a variety of student leadership conferences at Lynn University. HOBY expects ambassadors to return to school and community prepared to empower others to act, lead by example and strive to excel. The South Florida HOBY Leadership Team is an affiliate of Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, an international nonprofit organization inspiring and developing youth volunteers dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.