SRHS Chorus Students Earn State Honors

The Seminole Ridge High School chorus participated April 10-11 in the Florida Vocal Association state solo and ensemble assessments at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Congratulations to the soloists and ensembles who received a Superior rating: Mairead O’Rourke, vocal solo (Broadway/jazz); Rowan Pelfrey, vocal solo (Broadway/jazz); advanced women’s show choir; the beginning women’s show choir; the chamber ensemble; and the varsity show choir.

Congratulations also to the choristers who received an Excellent rating: Mairead O’Rourke, vocal solo (operatic); Rowan Pelfrey, vocal solo (operatic); Amanda Vargo, vocal solo (operatic); the concert women’s ensemble; and the women’s barbershop quartet.

Winter Guard Champions Again — The SRHS marching band’s winter guard competed April 10-11 at the annual South Florida Winter Guard Championships, culminating their season by earning the top spot of Class AA Gold Medal Champions for the second year running.

“These outstanding students competed throughout their season in five regional contests as well, bringing home a sixth-place, a second-place, and three first-place trophies,” band director Daniel Harvey said.

Tri-M Elects Officers — The Seminole Ridge chapter of the Tri-M Honor Society has elected its officers for the coming school year. Congratulations to Jacob Perry (president), Gabriela Santos-Haskey (vice president), Sabrina Belizaire (secretary), Ashlee Frame (treasurer) and Fernando Frank (historian).

Hawk Volleyballer Signs with Stetson — Congratulations to Samantha D’Adamo, who signed a scholastic letter of intent April 15 to play sand volleyball for Stetson University. In a recent visit to Stetson, D’Adamo had the opportunity to meet the Stetson conference-championship squad and was impressed by the program. She feels that she will “bring the positive attitude of a team player” to the Hatters. “No matter what anyone tells you, keep true to yourself and continue working hard,” she said.

ABOVE: (Front row) Samantha D’Adamo with parents Justin and Lisa; (back row, L-R) former SRHS volleyball coach Austin Clubb, SRHS athletic director Scott Parks, SRHS volleyball coach Scott O’Hara and SRHS principal James Campbell.