SRHS Kick Out Cancer Tournament Raises Big Bucks

In the Seminole Ridge High School “Kick Out Cancer” kickball tournament held Jan. 23, the Hawks raised $416 for the Feb. 20 dance marathon event in support of University of Florida Shands Health. More than 100 students played their hearts out for charity.

Hawk Robots Get to Semifinals — The Seminole Ridge SECME’s VEX Robotic team competed against 23 other teams from around the state Jan. 24 in the Space Coast VEX Robotics Showdown at Palm Bay High School. It was the team’s first competition, and the students advanced to the semifinal round before being eliminated. Hawk senior Bert Sivongsay served as driver, with other team members Richard Decker, Ian Riibner, Noah Stephens and Emanuel St. Aubin helping with design, building and programming. The SECME (science, engineering, communication, mathematics and enrichment) club is sponsored by Kay Mathews.

Competition Cheerleaders Advance — The SRHS competition cheerleaders took fourth place against 22 teams Jan. 24 in Florida High School Athletic Association regionals. They also scored 21 points over the minimum, advancing to state competition. “We switched into a harder division this year and are doing great,” cheer coach Tammy Licavoli said. “I’m so very proud of this very novice team — they’re continuing the legacy that the previous year’s team created.”