SRHS Thespians Earn Awards In One-Act Competition

Seminole Ridge High School played host to 14 area schools Nov. 6-7 in a district-level one-act play competition. SRHS thespians’ performance of The Other Room earned four Superior ratings in performance and technical work. John Flynn and Jessica Quiggle received Best Supporting Actor awards (Flynn for his performance of an autistic student), and the ensemble cast of Kelsie Brown, Hannah McLeod, Rowan Pelfrey and Kyle Schneider earned the All-Star Cast award. In addition, the SRHS performance received Critics’ Choice, making Hawk drama students the alternate to perform at state-level competition.

Wendy’s Winners — Seniors Madeline Harding and Julissa Valiente have been recognized as winners (Harding as a state-level finalist and Valiente as a school-level winner) in the Wendy’s High School Heisman program for their successes on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Wendy’s picks two winners per school who advance to state and national competition in pursuit of scholarships from the Wendy’s corporation and other organizations.

Toys For Tots Drive — SRHS is an official drop site for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve annual Toys for Tots drive. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to one of the drop boxes: the front office, the Army JROTC room or the chorus room. The Toys for Tots campaign concludes on Thursday, Dec. 10 at the chorus holiday concert. Bring your toy donation for concert admission and hand it to a Marine.

Marching Band Earns Regional Bests — The SRHS Winged Regiment marching band competed Nov. 7 in its final regional event of the season at the Park Vista Invitational. In Class 2A, the musicians earned Best in Class-Music, Best in Class-Percussion and took second place overall, missing first place by less than a single point. The band was 10th out of 30 schools, and band director Daniel Harvey won the Best Dressed Band Director award for the second time in a row.

Swimmers Advance — The SRHS swim and dive team competed in the Class 4A, Region 3 championship meet Nov. 6-7, with all swimmers clocking their best times, and three athletes placing high enough regionally to advance to the state championships. Divers Patrick and Thomas Goolsby placed fourth and seventh respectively, and Christian Cioffi placed third in the 100-meter freestyle.