Husted Wins Big In ‘Hawks Soaring’ Program

Now in its second year, the Seminole Ridge High School “Hawks Soaring” program once again provided one surprised student with a $500 voucher good toward a class ring.

The program, created by the school’s climate committee, is designed to produce positive effects campus wide. Committee members believe that Hawk students should be recognized and rewarded for their unprompted good actions in and out of the classroom. This year, those actions earned students school spirit dog tags throughout the year, and each nominated student was eligible for the end-of-the-year grand prize drawing.

Nominated by psychology teacher Rebecca Bush and chosen at random, Hawk junior Cheyenne Husted received the program’s grand prize, presented by Joe Griffin of class ring provider Herff Jones, in a surprise ceremony at lunch.

“I had no idea this was happening,” Husted said. “My mom had said something to me about a surprise, but I had no clue, and when we went in to the cafeteria, she said ‘Let’s get something from the vending machine.’ Then I saw the rest of my family walk out.”

Husted says she was nominated because, “I finished my FLVS class really quick — the first semester of the class is online — and when I was done, I just went around and helped everyone else out with it however I could.”

Decision Day: Where Will Hawks Attend College? — May 1 was a big day in the college admissions process, across Florida and across the nation. That was the day by which seniors nationwide declare what they want to do with their futures and decide where they will go after high school.

Seminole Ridge, along with many other state high schools, took part in Florida’s inaugural College Decision Day, congratulating the Class of 2015 in making this important decision to achieve greatness via college, trade school or the armed forces.

Principal James Campbell was pleased that many Hawk seniors participated. “We were excited to be a part of College Decision Day and to provide the Class of 2015 a collective opportunity to show pride in their college choices,” he said. “Through their participation, our seniors helped to reinforce Seminole Ridge’s goal of making all our Hawks college and career ready.”

College Decision Day seniors, wearing their college shirts, signed a banner declaring their decisions for their futures, then received stickers to wear with pride.

Thespians Choose Officers — The SRHS chapter of the International Thespian Society has chosen its officers for the coming school year. Please congratulate Kyle Schneider, president; Julie Weber, vice president and activities chair; Jessica Quiggle, secretary; Rowan Pelfrey, treasurer; Amber LeBrun, historian and tech liaison; and Hannah McLeod, house manager and public relations officer.

ABOVE: Cheyenne Husted with mother Barbara Grabbe, stepfather John Grabbe, sister Brittany, stepmother Amy and father Jon Husted.