The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has commended Seminole Ridge High School senior Heather Vargo, who ranked among the top five percent of the more than 1.5 million students taking the qualifying test. “Heather has demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success and represents a valuable national resource,” a NMSC spokesman said. “Recognizing her accomplishment, as well as the key role her schools have played in her academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.”
Hawks Honor 82nd Airborne — On Nov. 29, the SRHS JROTC saber team and color guard attended the annual banquet luncheon held by the local chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division. Cadets conducted a saber arch, posted the colors and joined the divisional ceremony in which six candles are lit to represent conflicts from World War II to the present. JROTC instructor Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Hans Hunt received a divisional certificate of appreciation as part of the event.