Congratulations to the following seniors on their college acceptance letters:
Udline Ariol—University of Florida & University of South FloridaDamien Bryant—Florida State University, Seminole State College, Stetson University & University of Central FloridaGarret Carr—Florida Atlantic University, Florida Southern College, University of North Florida & University of South FloridaJoselynn Colon—Flagler CollegeOlexia Dale—Daytona State College, Johnson & Wales, Keiser University & Seminole State College Samud Dumas—University of FloridaJalen Gowen—Jacksonville UniversityMatthew Jennings—Flagler CollegeJoseph (Jojo) Juliano—Webber International UniversityCana Key—Central Pen College, Delaware State College & Indiana University of Pennsylvania Jessica Lee—Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida St. Petersburg & University of TampaAllyson Martinez—University of FloridaGabrielle Mejia—Creighton University, Hofstra University, Stetson University, University of Central Florida, University of North Florida & Wingate University Joxaynn Mercado—Stetson UniversityBrandon Shaffer—Seminole State College & Stetson UniversityPrincess Woulard—Daytona State College & Seminole State College
Congratulations Michael Dimeglio for being selected to play on the Florida High School State All Star Soccer Team for the East side of the state. Games will be March 10th & 11th at The Villages HS.
This past weekend at Harmony High School, at the 2A District 6 Wrestling Tournament, the following wrestlers placed in the top 4 in their respective weight classes and qualified for the 2A Region 2 Tournament this upcoming weekend in Brandon, FL. All 4 of these wrestlers have overcome various obstacles to get to this point, and for 3 of them, it is the first full wrestling season they have ever participated in. Gabe Laureano (3rd at 152), Junior Orellana aka “Mr. Pine Ridge” (4th at 182), Eli Montgomery (4th at 195), and Marc Ortiz (2nd at 285).
Darrion Carr—NavyIsac Highsmith—Air ForceEmil Jackson - ArmyKodi Jackson—NavyConnor Martilik - Air ForcePorfirio (June) Orellana—ArmyAimee Short—Army
Congratulations to the boy's tennis #1 doubles team, Will Rauseo and Kyle Colon on their 8-5 victory over University's Nate Darch and Ryan Kenis. Kyle Colon also won his singles match with a score of 8-5. Congratulations to Selena Fernandez & Jennifer Buday for winning their singles match against University.
PRHS Chorus Teacher, Mr. Bodino writes: WOW!!! Super proud of my students, as always. They represented the school, our choral program and all the women last night at ICHSA. They took 2nd place!Thanks to Evan Powers for producing, being my rock, and always being there for me; Gary Stroh for hosting (also, congratulationsTAG- The A Cappella Group!!!) and for Varsity Vocals for providing a platform for capppella! Big shout out to all the helpers over the past few months: Kennen Wedge, Natasha Dealecio, Harrison Acosta, Christine Sack, D.j. Paradis, Emily Grace Bishop, Voicebox (your support has been incredible and you surprising us in your room was so amazing. AcaBelles, Reverb, Tabitha Hall Peck, and Mane Event. Congratulations to Justin Havard so proud ofJennifer Rock and my amazing former students! Excited that our group gets to go to semi finals.
Straight Superiors from the Jazz Band! 16 Member percussion ensemble got a superiorJulissa ArguinzoniKiara DavisRiley GibsonAlexis KrisciunasJavier OteroGabriela PierasJulian SilvaKaymaries TorresMariostoni ArguinzoniPaola DelacerdaTierra HaywoodGabrielle MejiaConnor OwenElizabeth RizzoCarlos TorresNicole Zellerkraut Solos and Ensembles:Ethan Hayes – Superior Trumpet Solo – Going to StateKelvyn Frey – Superior Alto Sax Solo – Going to StateSamantha Schneider – Superior Bass Clarinet Solo – Going to StateMario Arguinzoni and Julian Silva – Superior Percussion Duet – Going to StateGabrielle Mejia – Superior Trumpet solo – Going to StateSydney Pummill – Superior French Horn Solo – Going to StateAdam Delacerda – Superior Alto Sax Solo – Going to State Sydney Pummill, Ricardo Medina, and Emilio Ramos – Superior Brass TrioKathan Stombaugh – Superior Trumpet Solo Hunter Miller – Excellent Flag SoloMarshall Spellman – Excellent Tuba SoloAustin Regovic – Excellent Clarinet SoloAustin Regovic, Ariana Carlisle, and Kristine Perez – Excellent Woodwind TrioRicardo Medina, Aliya Davis, Nathaniel Houghton, and Dujuana Davis – Excellent Trombone Quartet So with the small groups, the percussion ensemble, and the jazz band 54% of the band will be going to state in March (some students with two or even three events)
Congratulations to our Dancing with the Teachers champion, Mrs. Tina McGarvey and students Kyle Colon and Jordan Ortiz! Runner up was Ms. Michelle King who performed with Christina Vega, Tiyah Finley and Cheyanne Patterson. All 8 eight performances were fantastic! The special performances during intermission were great as well! Thank you to the great emcee’s and judges. Great job to all of the participants and all of the hard work put in by many people to make this event a success. All proceeds will go to relay for Life. If you missed the performances last night, you will have the opportunity to purchase a DVD at a later date.
Congratulations to our PRHS Jazz Band for receiving straight superiors at the Music Performance Assessment held at Seminole High. This is the first time in Pine Ridge History our Jazz Band has received this award! WTG!
PRHS Seniors sign their letters of intent - Joseph (Jo Jo) Julano and Jalen Gowen.
Congratulations to the Pantherettes Dance Team for receiving a superior rating at the Volusia County Dance Performance Assessment on January 21, 2017. Also, special congratulations to Sophia Mills and Dilean Torres Lopez, who were selected as All County dancers.
Congratulations to PRHS HOSA on their Regional Competitions this weekend. Regional Results:First Place: Medical Spelling, Transcultural Healthcare, Sports MedicineSecond Place: Medical Spelling, Medical Terminology, Dental Terminology, Human Growth and Development Third Place: Medical Terminology, Behavioral Health, Job Seeking Skills, Research Persuasive Speaking & WritingFourth Place: Nursing Assistant, Sports MedicineThey are moving on to States. WTG!
Congratulations to PRHS Band on receiving a grant - GRAMMY Signature Community Award from the GRAMMY Foundation & Hot Topic Foundation! WTG!
Congratulations Jaemy Lee, an AVID student, for placing 3rd in the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Contest. Jaemy Lee as awarded $50 and attended the MLK Breakfast celebration that was hosted by the “MLK Dream Team” at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church on 1/14/17. Great job Jaemy Lee and to Mrs. Goode, AVID Coordinator and Instructor!
Congratulations to Bailey Barker on her winning Voice of Democracy essay sponsored by Veteran's of Foriegn War. Bailey and her family attended an awards banquet on January 5th. Bailey received 1st place at the ceremony. WTG Bailey!
Class of 2017 Superlatives
February 2017 - PRHS Junior Stephanie Wriston. Stephanie will be recognized on March 6, 2017 at Deltona City Hall. Super Star Stephanie Wriston
January 2017 - PRHS Sophomore, Fredderick Boother. Fred will be recognized on February 6, 2017 at Deltona City Hall. Superstar Fredderick Boother
December 2016 - PRHS Senior, William Rauseo. Will was recognized on January 3, 2017 at Deltona City Hall. Superstar William Rauseo
November 2016 - PRHS Senior, Naiomi Latorre. Naioni will be recognized on December 12, 2016 at Deltona City Hall. Superstar Naiomi Latorre
October 2016 - PRHS Senior, Ricardo "Ricky" Rivera. Ricky was recognized on November 7, 2016 at Deltona City Hall. Superstar Ricardo Rivera
September 2016 - PRHS Senior, Tyler Russo. Tyler was recognized on October 3, 2016 at Deltona City Hall. Superstar Tyler Russo
Two Pine Ridge students were chosen for the Champions of Character Luncheon that coincides with the NAIA National Championship Football Game on December 17. Our kids were nominated, submitted application and were chosen to represent Pine Ridge High School. Their parents and administration attended the luncheon at The Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. They should be congratulated for their efforts getting them to this point as they go against the best from other Volusia County Schools..
2017 - HOBY Students
The students chosen to participate in the HOBY this year are Elizabeth TeresiMelanie Muthoni
PRHS students interested in entering the armed forces, volunteer their time with VCEP. Three PRHS Students pictured with the Mayor of Deltona. Left to right, Sarai Daniel, Aimee Short and Porfirio (Junior) Orellana have already enlisted.
PRHS Theatre Teacher, Christina Goodin writes:Hello,I wanted to take a moment to share with you how proud I am of Troupe 5532. On Wednesday, November 16th, we performed our one act, “This is a Test” and received an excellent rating on the performance, and a superior performance on the technical performance of the show. On Saturday, November 19th, our troupe competed with 24 individual events and brought home 10 superior ratings and 6 excellent ratings. The following pieces earned a Superior rating at District Competition and are eligible to attend state competition: -Cheyenne Patterson’s Solo Musical, “Daddy’s Son” from Ragtime-Cristina Nieves’ Solo Musical, “Burn” from Hamilton-Marissa Graziuso’s Solo Musical, “I Think that he Likes Me” from Kooman and Dimond-Karina Pomales’ Costume Design for Metamorphoses-Cristina Nieves’ Costume Design for Legally Blonde-Troupe 5532’s Large Group Musical, “Blackout” from In the Heights-Ashley Alier, Kitti Daniel, Joselynn Colon, Chester Turck, Victor Rivera, and Leticia Quinones’ Pantomime, “Casualties”-Karina Pomales and Erik Feliciano’s Duet Musical, “Ten Minutes Ago” from Cinderella-Leticia Quinones’ Makeup Design for Legally Blonde-Chester Turck’s Makeup Design for Metamorphoses The following pieces earned an Excellent rating at District Competition: -Cheyenne Patterson’s Choreography to “Gold” from Once featuring Victoria Jimenez, Karina Pomales, Victor Rivera, Felecity Stabile, and Erik Feliciano -Victoria Jimenez’s Monologues from “When Mel fell for Nell” and “Parallel Lives”-Marissa Graziuso, Sarai Daniel, and Felecity Stabile’s Small Group Musical, “Flying Away” from Fun Home-Joselynn Colon’s Student-Directed Scene from “Of Mice and Men” featuring Frankie Lopez and Chester Turck-Victor Rivera’s Scene Design from “Of Mice and Men”-Edgar Cintron and Loriann Ramos’ Duet Acting Scene, “Tape” I am so incredibly proud of each and every member of the troupe and what amazing performance they all did! Thank you for always supporting the troupe and theatre program. Without our community, we would not be where we are.
Congratulations to the following students that made the 16-17 Volusia High School All-County Band! Ariana CarlisleAdam DelacerdaGabrielle MejiaAustin RegovicSamantha SchneiderKathan Stombaugh
Mashell Rodriguez scored another hat trick and Naya Hurley scored one goal to give the Panthers their 3rd consecutive home game win. Brooke Walden made 22 saves in goal and she made an another spectacular penalty kick save against Seabreeze to keep the Panther undefeated at home.
Congratulations to the Pine Ridge FFA Volusia County Fair Exhibitors for all of their hard work with their animals the past couple of weeks. Market Swine:Jamie SampsonAnthony Riggs Austin MeadAshley WilkinsonMorgan FritzeCaden Laney Market Steer:Grant Tryon Breeding Swine:Jeremy MeriamMorgan Fritze Tylre Potter Breeding Ewes:Shyanne SimmonsGabby SasserJamie Sampson Breeding Meat Goats:Jaedyn GodfreyMolly SchlobachBethany Hirt Special mention to:Cierra Holmes for Grand Champion Goat in the Dwarf DivisionRitchie Ayala for taking Best of Breed for his English LopTylre potter for Placing 1st in rabbit showmanship and Best Opposite Sex English lopGabby Sasser for placing 1st in her class for Market lambsBethany Hirt for winning the Volusia County Fair Scholarship and Best Continental in the Poultry Division
Once again congratulations to all students who participated in the Volusia County Fair whose winnings were over $8,300.00!
Senior Wide Receiver Robert Walker was selected to represent Pine Ridge in the 2016 Central Florida All-Star game. Robert was selected as one of the best players in Central Florida by a panel of high school media members. This is a huge accomplishment as he will be playing along side some of the best players in the state. Robert finished the year with 49 catches for 849 yards and 14 touchdowns which led all area receivers. The game will be played December 8th at Lake Brantley High School.
PRHS Girls Soccer wins consecuitive home game 8-0 against Leesburg High Schoo.Goals were scored by Ivy Grace Morgan, Nayarith Hurley and Hannah O'Conner. Marshall Rodriguez scored a hat trick and Alysia Isosencio scored two goals.
Sophomore Quarterback Dillon Torres was recognized as one of the area players of the week by the Daytona Beach News Journal. Dillon came in with two minutes left in the 3rd quarter and threw for 149 yards and 3 touchdowns.
News Journal Article
PRHS AVID senior and band member Gabby Mejia has been selected to the Florida State University Tri-Sate Honor Band! Gabby and a parent will travel to Tallahassee during the first week in December. This is a terrific honor! Congratulations Gabby! Congratulations to Coach Bolanos and girls soccer team for their 8-0 conference and district win over Taylor High last evening! PRHS varsity football senior wide receiver Robert Walker is the number one ranked receiver in the area. He has 669 receiving yards on the season with 12 touchdowns. Senior Will Rauseo is the eighth ranked quarterback with 1,134 passing yards and 13 TD passes.
Good luck to PRHS sophomore Kortnee Powers as she runs tomorrow morning in the FHSAA state Cross Country Championships. Kortnee will be supported in Tallahassee by AD Brad Montgomery and CC coaches Holly and Jared Taylor. Go Kortnee!!!
Congratulations to the PRHS Marching Panthers, under the direction of Paul Robinson, for earning a SUPERIOR rating at the FBA Marching MPA Competition on Saturday, 10/29/16. Well done!
She competed at the USAW North Carolina state championship. The meet featured 120 weightlifters from across the state of North Carolina to compete for the title of best lifter in the state of North Carolina. The two day event was the largest State weightlifting meet in history. She won first place in her weight class as well as best female weightlifter. Her team, Harrisburg Weightlifting Club, won the NC state championship for the Women (Best female weightlifting team). She is now training for a USAW Nationals event which will be held the weekend of December 10th in Orlando, Florida. This event includes weightlifter from all over the United States who met the qualifying total to compete at this National Event called the American Open.
Congratulations to sophomore, Kortnee Powers for qualifying for State at the cross country regional meet.
Congratulations to PRHS Sophomore, Kortnee Powers for placing 6th at the cross country district meet and to PRHS Junior, Christina Vega for placing 15th. Both girls will be competing in the regional meet on Saturday in Lakeland. Good luck and go Panthers!
Congratulations to Coach Yancey and the varsity football team on their thrilling 13-7 district win over Matanzas High School last evening! The coaches and team have been working SO hard, it is nice to see that hard work start to pay off. Great job, everyone!
Congratulations to the boys bowling team for beating Deland, and to Jacob Shattuck for ending the season with a 215 average the highest in the District.
Congratulations to the girls bowling team for beating Deland, and for Leeanne Davidson bowling a 234 and bethany Hirt for bowing a 201.
Congratulations to Coach Eckert and the girls’ volleyball team. On Saturday morning, they defeated Taylor High School 3-1 to take the Five Star Conference title. The team is led by seniors Sorrell Houghton, Katie Monroe and Aleysha Lugo. Awesome job! They begin district tournament play tomorrow, taking on the Atlantic High School. Good luck!!!
Congratulations to PRHS Volleyball on their win against Warner Christian. Highlights - Aleysha Lugo had 39 assists; Catherine Monroe had 15 kills, 3 blocks and 1 assist; Sorrel Houghton had 2 aces, 3 assists ans 28 kills. Pine Ridge finishes with an 12-9 record for the season.
Congratulations to the PRHS boys bowling Team and Jacob Shattuck for bowling a 289 & Aiden Trapen for bowling his new high score 265. Also congratulations to the girls bowling team for beating Flagler Palm Coast & Bethany Hirt for bowling a 234.
JV Football - last night in our game against Deltona High our JV Panthers overcame an 18-7 defecit with seven minutes left in the game to win 21-18. Outstanding performances were turned in by Blake Lee, Darius May, David Rivera, Tre Robinson, Vinny Roggozino, Rilei Levesque and the entire offensive line.
Congratulations to Mr. Maynard, Mr. Smith and the robotics competition team for their third place finish in the Volusia Manufacturing Association’s event on Friday! The Panthers were led by Nathan Osterhous, Richard Riley, and Kane Dejesus.
Good news for PR athletics yesterday. The volleyball teams swept Mainland 3-0 in the varsity match and the JVs won 2-0. In bowling, the girl’s and boy’s teams both swept Spruce Creek 7-0! Congratulations to the coaches and players. Homecoming week is off to a great start.
The girls cross country team did a wonderful job at yesterday's meet at Mainland. Kortnee Powers won the race! Christina Vega placed 3rdRachel Matteson placed 11thMadelyn O'Neal placed 15thBrina Akinola place 21st
Great job ladies!
Congratulations to Choral Director Mr. Nick Bodino and the Pine Ridge Chorus. Twenty students achieved a terrific milestone in earning selection to All-County Chorus! Please congratulate the following students: · Daniel, Kitti· Daniel, Sarai· Estrada, Michael· Graziuso, Marissa· Lopez, Efrain· Maynard, Sean· Morales, Aliana· Morales, Bianca· Nieves, Jessica· Oliver, Ashani· Potter, Tyler· Rivera, Joel· Rivera, Victor· Romero, Nathaniel· Ryan, Allyanna· Shakoor, Kaliyah· Szubielski, Emily· Thomas, Imani· White, Zoe· Wieczoreck, Julie
Charnese Williams, Pine Ridge High School Alumni (Class of 2015), was featured in the Foundation for Seminole State College, Campaign Impact Report, Magazine for her internship work with Interior Designer, Amber Clore. Charnese was an AVID student from grades 7 through 12, serving as PRHS’s AVID President her senior year. While in high school she juggled a multitude of Honors and AP classes, a part time job, while also being very involved in our school and community. Charnese participated in National Honor Society, Key Club, Panthers Learning Center Tutor, Wrestling (placing 2nd in the state), Flag Football, and Weight Lifting. Today, Charnese is a sophomore at Seminole State College working on completing her AA degree. She will be transferring to Florida State University to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design. Charnese is still actively giving back to her community and her Alma Mater; she is an AVID Tutor, a substitute teacher, and Student Mentor. I am SO proud of this wonderful young lady and all of her hard work and dedication! Go Panthers! Go AVID!
Congratulations to PRHS JV Football Teams September 9, 2016
Congratulations to the JV Football team and their 42-6 victory over Matanzas last night. Jeremy Gardner scored two touchdowns, Blake Lee, Darius May, Vinnie Roggozino, and Chase Marsil each scored a touchdown as well. Kicker Rilei Leveaqque was a perfect 6 for 6 on her extra kicks. WTG!
Congratulations to senior Robert Walker. He was “awarded” a game ball in an article in this morning’s Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Congratulations to Coach Yancey and the varsity football team on their thrilling 35-21 come from behind victory over Cocoa Beach High School on Friday evening. The team was up 20-6, but fell behind 21-20 with about seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter. They scored twice in the last few minutes of the game to win. Sophomore Stevon Dennis ran a kickoff back for a touchdown, seniors Will Rauseo and Robert Walker teamed up for three touchdown passes, and senior Devon McGirt sealed the victory with a fumble recovery return for a touchdown. The team is off this week. We host district rival Mainland High here in Panther Stadium on Friday, September 16th. Congratulations to Coach Holly Taylor and the cross country team on their performance at Spruce Creek on Saturday. Sophomore Kortnee Powers finished 11th out of 127 runners. Junior Christina Vega finished 15th. All the runners improved on their times.
Good morning! I wanted to share some great news about one of our students, Vincent Montes. He achieved a PERFECT SCORE on the Biology End of Course Exam (EOC) from the Spring 2016 assessment and has received a Certificate Of Achievement from our Governor, Rick Scott. This is an amazing achievement and we are proud of him.
Valedictorian—Kelcie KnappSalutatorian—Victoria Caldwell
Citizenship—Erin RhodesCitizenship—Xavier Green Leadership—Sebastian LopezLeadership—Valerie NadeauScholarship—Kelcie KnappScholarship—Nathalia ParraAthlete—Tyler VankleeckAthlete—Kyle Wilson
Pictured left to right—Tyler Vankleeck, Xavier Green, Kelcie Knapp, Kyle Wilson, Valerie Nadeau, Sebastian Lopez, Erin Rhodes and Nathalia Parra
June 2016 - Zachary Kizelewicz - Zachary KizelewiczMay 2016 - Vianca Pena - Vianca PenaApril 2016 - Johnathan Ottaviano - Johnathan OttavianoMarch 2016 - Akil Hughes - Akil HughesFebruary 2016 - Derreasha Jones - Derreasha JonesJanuary 2016 - Hunter McIntosh - Hunter McIntoshDecember 2015 - Valerie Nadeau - Valerie NadeauNovember 2015 - Adaliz Velez - Adaliz VelezOctober 2015 - Janice Nieves - Janice Nieves