SRHS Honors Veterans In On-Campus Ceremony

Seminole Ridge High School honored area veterans Nov. 10 in on-campus presentations featuring the Army JROTC Hawk Battalion, the chorus singing American service anthems and guest speakers including retired U.S. Marine Hospital Corpsman James Finger and retired U.S. Army Colonel Anthony Reyes.

Hawks Apply Themselves — College App Week: Apply Yourself Florida, Florida’s College Application Week, is part of a national effort to increase the number of students pursuing a college degree.

During College Application Week (Oct. 24-28), SRHS dedicated time and space during the normal school day for seniors to fill out at least one post-secondary application in the media center.

Runner, Diver Return from States — Seminole Ridge cross-country runner Kody Phelps finished 109th of 193 and Hawk diver Thomas Goolsby finished 14th of 24 in state competition. Congratulations to both athletes!

Thespians Earn District Honors — Performing the one-act play Mirrors in district competition Nov. 5, the Hawk student cast earned Superiors in acting and in performance and Excellent in tech. Several SRHS thespians received individual awards: Alexander Quiggle: Overall Best Actor; Ethan Engh: Overall Best Supporting Actor; and Olivia Shand: All-Star Cast Member.

“The entire cast put it all together: Matthew Coon, Marium Houraney and Heidi Higdon were amazing in their performances. Karley Yesbeck brought it all together with her stage managing. Lindsay Kohlhorst and Lex Long brought the lights and sound together and were spectacular,” drama teacher Ryan Lee said. “And this was the first year a student led the show. Rowan Pelfrey stepped off the stage to sit in the director’s chair.”

Marching Band Takes Gold Again — The SRHS Winged Regiment marching band competed at its last local competition Nov. 5 at the Park Vista High School Invitational, earning not only Best in Class in all categories — color guard, general effect, music, percussion and visual — but an overall first-place finish in its class.

Students of the Week — The Students of the Week program recognizes Hawks, nominated by the staff, for their academic excellence, behavior and assistance with keeping the campus positive. Congratulations to the Students of the Week for Nov. 14-18: Chase Fagan (grade 9), Domonique Fullwood (grade 10), Madison Jatzlau (grade 11) and Rowan Pelfrey (grade 12).

ABOVE: The Army JROTC Hawk Battalion honors veterans.