After raising more than $18,000 during their freshman year for the annual Dance Marathon, the Seminole Ridge High School Class of 2018 set a goal, challenging their peers to raise $100,000 in four years. They way surpassed that goal, raising a four-year total of $131,978.59 for University of Florida Health Shands Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network.
“Over $42,000 worth of miracles were made Feb. 23 for so many families,” event sponsor Shawna Ahmad said. “Our leadership team was amazing, led by two passionate, dedicated seniors — Allison Taylor and Kyle Huff — who thank every Hawk for participating in so many ‘hospitality food nights’ and campus events. Our Hawk community demonstrated the energy and passion needed to give the hope of a successful treatment plan to kids who have had unimaginable starts in life, and who continue to endure disruptions to their lives.”
New Football Coach — Seminole Ridge has hired Rick Casko as its new football coach. Casko, who spent the 2017 season as the Royal Palm Beach High School offensive coordinator, is the former head coach at Glades Central High School, compiling a 58-14 record. Casko also has been head coach at several other schools.
“We’re extremely pleased to have someone of Rick Casko’s caliber become Seminole Ridge’s next football coach,” Athletic Director Scott Parks said. “We set out to find the best available coach we could find, and I believe we found him. Rick is a proven winner, and a builder of men of character.”
Debaters Qualify for Nationals — The SRHS speech and debate team competed recently at the Palm Beach Catholic Forensic League Grand Finals, and of the 11 Hawks who took part, two qualified to represent the district at the league’s national finals in Washington, D.C. Ashley Barham and Gustavo Chaux will take two of the six district spots in the Dramatic Performance category, which requires students to take on the emotions and complexities of a character and convey them to an audience. Megan Baugh qualified as a district alternate in the Oral Interpretation category, which requires students to perform an interpretive reading.
Students of the Week — The Students of the Week program recognizes students, nominated by staff, for their academic excellence, behavior and assistance with campus events. Congratulations to the Students of the Week for Feb. 26 through March 2: Macie Intoppa (grade 9), Donavan Poling (grade 10), Austin Jones (grade 11) and Michael Clements (grade 12).