Seminole Ridge Students Take Part In Successful College Recruitment Tour

More than two dozen Seminole Ridge High School seniors took part in the annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities/Hispanic Serving Institutions Recruitment Tour held Friday, Jan. 22 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

SRHS school counselor Dr. Melissa Renda provided sets of transcripts for seniors, who impressed recruiters not only with their professional attire but also with their resumes. Many students were accepted on the spot to at least one college.

Financial Aid Workshop Feb. 16 — The 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is coming to Seminole Ridge. A completed FAFSA is the top predictor of whether a student will pursue a post-secondary program, and due to not filling out the FAFSA, more than $100,000,000 in Pell Grant money went unused by America’s high school graduates in 2013.

Seminole Ridge’s guidance department help students take the first step in getting money for college. Seniors and their parents are invited to attend a FAFSA completion workshop on campus at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Learn more about free federal financial aid and complete the FAFSA application with the support of a guest speaker from the government’s Office of Student Financial Assistance.

To attend, students must register on Edline. Choose “Scholarships and Special Programs” within the “Guidance” menu. Seats are limited.

Chorus Fundraiser At Butterfields — The Seminole Ridge choral department will partner with Butterfields Southern Café in Royal Palm Beach on Monday, Feb. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. Butterfields will donate 20 percent of the café proceeds during that time to help pay for new chorus uniforms and choral supplies. In addition to dinner, participants can try their luck at raffles and bid in a silent auction sponsored by chorus parent boosters, with a wide variety of products and services available to win. The boosters are accepting donations of gift cards, merchandise and services vouchers.

ABOVE: Amanda Sirdar and Wister Ludieu display their college acceptance letters.