Sem Ridge Celebrates College Signing Day

SRHS seniors sign the College Signing Day poster.

Seminole Ridge High School took part in the annual nationwide College Signing Day on May 1, with events before school and during both lunch periods. Seniors celebrated their post-secondary plans by signing a college banner and taking Class of 2018 photos. School counselors, administrators, teachers and students proudly wore their college gear to show off their school of choice.

Championed by former First Lady Michelle Obama, College Signing Day rallies around students who have committed to higher education and deserve to be celebrated like a celebrity or a star athlete, whether attending a community college or a four-year university, enrolling in a certification program, joining the military or undertaking other education past high school.

Track and Field Athletes Advance to States — The SRHS boys track and field team accomplished several firsts recently in regional competition: The school qualified eight for state competition — the most in school history — and had its highest team finish with 46 points, finishing fourth out of 30 teams. Congratulations to these athletes traveling to the University of North Florida for the FHSAA state finals: Kyle Hare, Immanuel Jones, Devon McMinns, Kody Phelps, Nico Pieroni, Aaron Pringle, Kailen Romer and Matthew Zimmerman.

NHS Chooses Officers — The Seminole Ridge chapter of the National Honor Society has elected officers for the coming school year. Congratulations to President Shane Laurent, Vice President Bethany Seltzer, Secretary Kacey Repici, Treasurer Rocco Abuisi, Historian Carly Swanson, Editor Magali Nicho and Parliamentarian Vanessa Tomasek.

ASL Honor Society Induction — The SRHS American Sign Language Honor Society chapter held its annual induction ceremony May 2.

“The dedication of these students is amazing,” ASL instructor Rose Adams said. “It has been an honor and an achievement seeing so many students inducted.”

Congratulations to Miranda Aucion, Kateland Clothier, Caitlyn Deese, Frank De Sousa, Rileigh Edgar, Alexis Ferland, Kaitlyn Hartigan, Arianna Jaimes, Aliesha King, Anastasia Kobussen, Eden Martin, Alyssa Matlach, Kayla McKenzie, Emma Ochoa, Ashley Pellicone, Lauryn Plancarté, Lyndsey Plancarté, Brooke Roper and Brooke Ryerson.

Tri-M Society Induction — The Seminole Ridge chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society has inducted members for the coming school year. Congratulations to Brendan Abraham, Danielle Cohen, Moneus Elysee, Luvenys Gonzales, Mia Gonzalez, Chase Goodall, Jessica Gordon, Victoria Holt, Megan Kartheiser, Jacob McConnell, Alyssa McMinns, Anne Perry, Stephanie Piloto and Abigail Strickland.

Students of the Week — The Students of the Week program recognizes Hawks, nominated by staff, for their academic excellence, behavior and assistance with campus events. Congratulations to the Students of the Week for April 30 through May 4. Chase Morrison (grade 9), Shivana Ramnarine (grade 10), Francesca Famiano (grade 11) and Devon McMinns (grade 12).