SRHS Students Collect ‘Caps Of Love’

Seminole Ridge High School students donated 150 pounds of plastic caps over two weeks. The donations were bagged for delivery to Caps of Love, an international organization that sells these donated caps to purchase wheelchairs and service dogs for the disabled. Throughout the year, senior Chaz Callaway and the SRHS FACE Club sort and bag the hundreds of pounds of plastic caps students donate in return for community service hours.

“This is truly is a labor of love,” volunteer Valerie Jones said. “The hardest part is sorting through the donations to remove metal tabs and tops and the ‘bad caps’ that can’t be shipped to the recycling facility that buys them.”

The FACE Club and Callaway do the time-consuming sorting to make it easier for Jones to prepare the thousands of pounds of caps she receives each month. For more info., visit

Benjamin Chosen for Scholarship — SRHS senior Nori Benjamin has been selected as a 2014 nominee for the annual My Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper scholarship. Students selected demonstrate caring for others through acts of kindness, generosity, honesty, respect and loyalty, practicing a sincere desire to help those around them. Through its awarding of scholarships each year to students from the western communities schools, My Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper encourages young people to be good and caring citizens. The foundation’s annual awards range from $500 to $1,000, presented in an awards ceremony at the original Wellington Mall.

Hawk Battalion Joins Relay for Life — More than 80 Seminole Ridge Army JROTC cadets participated in the American Cancer Society’s Acreage/Loxahatchee Relay for Life on April 11 and 12. Cadets ran the “jail” and sold energy drinks to raise more than $800 for cancer research. The battalion had the highest attendance rate at the event, participating in the Relay for Life games and activities and bringing home the 2014 spirit award.

Spanish Honor Society Chooses New Officers — Congratulations go out to the newly chosen SRHS “Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica” officers for 2014–15: Dagnes Mosqueda, president; Scarlett Roque, vice president; Aimee Weigt, secretary; Anisa Kornegay, treasurer; and Molly Hietapelto, historian.

Artists on Display at “Beyond the Mortal Landscape” — Art students from Seminole Ridge High School and English students from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts are being featured at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt Center Gallery in the collaborative art exhibition Beyond the Mortal Landscape. Students were asked to choose an artist or artwork from the gallery’s southXeast exhibit, then explore — through visual art and poetry — the physical and psychological connections to landscape they found in the work. Beyond the Mortal Landscape will be on display outside the gallery through Monday, May 5. For more info., contact SRHS art teacher Gwenn Seuling at

ABOVE: SRHS Senior Chaz Callaway with the 150 pounds of plastic caps.