SRHS Spanish Honor Society Inducts Members

The Seminole Ridge High School chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica inducted next-year members in an evening ceremony Jan. 22. Congratulations to Ariana Adams, Michael Anselmo, Sabrina Belizaire, Page Burow, Chandaro Chhan, Rachel Collins, Cara Engh, Gabriella Estok, Kaylee Fagan, Nick Fah-Sang, Araceli Flores Tellez, Sofia Gonzalez, Madeline Harding , Logan Lewis, Amanda Lowe, Savannah Martinez, Paisley Millhausen, Allison Murphy, Jude Nasice, Jessica Quiggle, Cristina Ramos, Jeremy Raymond, Shane Reilly, Karina Sandoval, Jared Sands, Adriana Serrano, Kaci Sleeth, Kimberly Smith, Matthew Smith, Julian Soucy, Amanda Stewart, Amanda Vargo, Gina Vazquez, and Julie Weber. The chapter inducted two honorary faculty members as well: Mrs. Georgina Martinez Bot and Mr. Manuel Moya.

Financial Aid Workshop Offered Again — Attention SRHS seniors and parents: due to the overwhelming response for the Feb. 4 financial aid (FAFSA) completion workshop, the school will hold a second event on Wednesday, March 25 at 1:15 p.m., hosted by counselors and a representative from the Florida Department of Education. Only 30 seats are available; students and parents must RSVP on Edline. Choose “School Info,” then “Guidance,” then “Scholarships and Special Programs.”

In addition, College Goal Sunday will host FAFSA completion workshops at six Palm Beach County locations this month; details are available via the “Guidance” section of the Edline page.

Wrestlers Competition Champs — Congratulations to athletes Colton Crumrine, Antoine Frantz and Greg Henry. These Hawk wrestlers earned individual championships in their weight classes at the countywide junior varsity tournament Jan. 31. At the county wrestling championships Feb. 7, half the team came home with medals: in the 170-pound wrestling class, Colton Lyons took third; in the 160-pound class, Liam LaPeter took fourth; in the 145-pound class, Jack Paul took third; in the 138-pound class, Jarrod Smiley took first; and in the 120-pound class, Francisco Farr took third. “We placed fifth out of 24 teams — not bad, considering we competed with only 10 wrestlers out of 14 possible weight classes,” wrestling coach Mr. Chad Chieffalo said.

Debaters Shine in West Boca — The SRHS forensics team earned dual success in tournament competition Feb. 7 at West Boca High School. In the duo interpretation event, Cameron Delgado and James Matz placed sixth, and Madison Bailey and Andrew Garcia placed seventh. In addition, the novice public forum team of Samantha Mangoni and Andre Soucy placed sixth in varsity with a 3-1 record and nearly perfect speaker points.

Students’ Superior Leads to States — Several SRHS band students earned Superior ratings recently at the Florida Bandmasters’ Association district performance assessment, earning them the opportunity to perform at the state-level music assessments in late March. Congratulations to soloists Andrew Bertolami (trumpet), Brenden Cohen (alto saxophone), Kayla Cummings (flute), Victoria Osborne (marimba), Cory Sanchez (flute) and Gianna Cannestro (French horn); to clarinet trio Sabrina Belizaire, Kaylee Fagan, and Hannah Persson; and to saxophone quartet CJ Buttery, Brenden Cohen, Nicholas Fah-Sang and Julie McDonald.