SRHS Students Win For Tech Conference Design

The School District of Palm Beach County’s technology conference committee has chosen the winning designs in the 2015 Technology Conference Mickey Schemer Program Cover Design Competition, and among the winners were two Seminole Ridge High School digital design students.

“It was a pleasure to review the amazing designs submitted by students, and it was an extremely difficult process to select the winners,” Committee Member Melissa Lander said.

Taking the gold in the contest was Nicholas Fernandez, and taking the bronze was Stephanie Novoa. Manuel Moya of the Informational Technology Academy teaches both.

Fernandez’ winning design will be featured as the 2015 school district technology conference program cover, and he’ll receive a $500 award and a selection of Adobe digital design software. Novoa will receive a $100 award. These two Hawks, and their teacher, will be recognized as special guests at the conference’s opening session Feb. 16.

Debaters Make the Sweet Sixteen — In competition recently at George Mason University’s annual “Patriot Games” invitational speech and debate tournament in Virginia, Landen Fresch and Erika Thompson broke to double-octo finals in the Public Forum event — in the top 16 of 300 teams — and competed flawlessly in extemporaneous speaking as well. In addition, Madison Bailey and Andrew Garcia scored first place in a Duo Interpretation event, just missing the break to quarterfinals.

Thespians Earn Superior Designation — Several Hawk thespians earned the highest ratings from the judges of the District 15 individual events competition held on campus Dec. 6. Congrats to Kelsie Brown and David Madigan for their Superior in duet acting, and to Jessica Quiggle for her Superior in monologues. These students move on to state-level competition in Tampa this spring.

Hawk Wrestler Ranks High — Congratulations to SRHS athlete Jarrod Smiley for a great job Dec. 6 at the Jensen Beach Wrestling Tournament.

“Eight of the 10 teams competing were state-ranked, and yet Jarrod finished the tournament with a 9-0 record,” noted coach Frank Lasagna.

ABOVE: Nicholas Fernandez’s winning design.