Hawk Battalion Holds Annual Military Ball

The Seminole Ridge JROTC Hawk Battalion held its annual Military Ball on Feb. 12 at the Binks Forest Golf Club. This year’s guest speaker was United States Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams. Everyone was excited to be there to meet her and to listen to her address the cadets.

Each one of the JROTC seniors entered under a saber arch, and senior officer Alyssa Laux announced what each has planned after their graduation. The JROTC color guard posted the colors to begin the ball, and after Trent-Adams gave her address, retired the colors to end the formal part of the event, and the dancing began. Every member of the Hawk Battalion enjoyed an excellent evening.

Hawk Musicians Earn High Ratings — Musicians in the symphonic band and the wind ensemble participated March 9 in the annual Florida Bandmasters’ Music Performance Assessment, earning ratings in the two highest categories across the board. Performers are graded against a stringent rubric, with all scores published statewide. The symphonic band received “Superior” in sight reading and mixed scores of “Superior” and “Excellent” to earn an overall “Excellent” rating, while the wind ensemble received “Superior” scores across the board.

Choristers Advance to State Assessments — The Florida Vocal Association rated Seminole Ridge choral students in district high school music assessments March 4-5 at Palm Beach Gardens High School. Students in the combined women’s chorus, and those in the Thaymris mixed chorale, received an overall “Superior” rating, qualifying them for state assessments in April. Students in the men’s chorus, and those in the chamber choir, received an overall “Excellent” rating.

Hawks Honored for Volunteer Service — Seminole Ridge sophomore Riley Bresnahan and senior Samantha Gott have received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their participation in a variety of community service activities. The award, presented by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards on behalf of President Barack Obama, recognizes Americans who have volunteered significant amounts of time to serve their communities and their country.

ABOVE: Seminole Ridge color guard cadets Ryan Bedell, Adrian Fernandez, Nicholas Rockwood and Matthew Guinaugh.