Seminole Ridge Construction Academy Receives Equipment Donation

May 11 was an exciting day at Seminole Ridge High School’s Weitz Academy of Construction. Its instructors accepted an equipment donation of almost $8,000 from the Construction Association of South Florida (CASF).

“Some of our equipment is 10 years old and has been used hard,” teacher Rick Terkovich said. “Our air compressor and some of our scaffolding are pretty much worn out. The generosity of CASF will really help the academy out — this new stuff is great!”

CASF is dedicated to promoting the skilled trades as career choices for youth throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, supporting local construction academies to build a skilled workforce for a future South Florida.

The SRHS construction academy is currently working on its fourth house for Habitat for Humanity and looks forward to putting the new equipment to good use.

Cotromano Wins $20K Scholarship — Seminole Ridge junior Richie Cotromano has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship in the H&R Block Budget Challenge, a financial education program simulating the effects of real-life events on a high-school student’s finances. Contestants, faced with a variety of setbacks to imaginary budgets, demonstrated money management skills to overcome those setbacks and keep their finances on track. Cotromano was one of 22 winners from among over 16,000 students who took part in the H&R Block challenge.

ABOVE: CASF representatives with construction academy students, instructor Rick Terkovich and SRHS Principal James Campbell.