Sem Ridge Freshman Parent Night Set For Feb. 17

The Seminole Ridge High School guidance department invites parents of ninth-grade students to “Freshman Parent Night” on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Dr. Lynne K. McGee Auditorium.

Presentation topics will include graduation requirements for the Class of 2018, the course selection process for 2015-16 and how to interpret the student credit summary report.

On Thursday and Friday, Feb. 18 and 19, counselors will meet individually with each Hawk freshman to review course credits earned and finalize course selections for sophomore year.

For additional information, call the guidance office at (561) 422-2610.

Winter Guard Takes Indoor Silver — The Seminole Ridge winter color guard took second place among 11 groups in their first competition of the indoor season, held Jan. 31 at Jupiter High School under the auspices of the South Florida Winter Guard Association.

Hawks Tapped at College Recruitment Tour — Each year, the School District of Palm Beach County hosts a recruitment fair for historically black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions.

This year’s fair was held Jan. 13-14 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, and recruiters extended on-the-spot offers of admission to more than 30 SRHS students. “This event provides for many students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pursue post-secondary education,” guidance counselor Dr. Melissa Renda said.

Ridge Wrestlers Individual Champs — Congratulations to Colton Crumrine, Antoine Frantz and Greg Henry, who earned individual championships in their weight class at the countywide junior varsity wrestling tournament Jan. 31.

French Honor Society Inducts Members — The SRHS chapter of the Société Honoraire de Français inducted next-year members in an evening ceremony Feb. 10.

Congratulations to Emily Bennett, Rhiannon Boffa, Paige Brevell, Page Burow, Christopher Cassara, Laurel Cornely, Abigail Desaulniers, Matthew Eximond, Ethon Ives, Michelle Lopez, Jessica Lorenzo, Maycee Martin, Jarod Miller, Kaitlyn Rizza, Amalia Solages, Chunxia Tian and Georgia Williams. Congratulations also to this year’s honorary “amis Francophiles,” teachers nominated by the FHS members: Andrea Caceres-Santamaria, Mierka Drucker and Carolyn Slygh.

Cheerleaders Join Steppers at the Fair — Led by varsity team captain and this year’s Miss South Florida Fair Anisa Kornegay, the Seminole Ridge basketball cheerleaders, along with the SRHS step team, joined the Feb. 1 wrap-up parade. “It has been an exciting time having one of our cheerleaders win such an amazing contest,” cheer coach Sue Smith said, adding that Kornegay will also compete in the Miss Florida Pageant this June.

National Signing Day — Three Hawk football players signed full scholarships Feb. 4 as part of National Signing Day. Congratulations to Kerrith Whyte and Jalen Young, who will play for Florida Atlantic University, and to Kyle Grieser, who will play for the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.

Santoro Chosen as Scholarship Winner — Senior Anthony Santoro has been chosen as the second-place winner of the 2015 Pat Oliphant Memorial Student Technology Service Scholarship. Santoro, a student in the SRHS information technology academy and a frequent provider of tech support to classrooms, will be recognized at the district’s annual tech conference Feb. 16 and receive a $2,500 scholarship award at a school board meeting in May.