Steven Mikell — Setting the stage for students to cast the lines

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A little over a year ago, the U.S. Navy celebrated six decades of a nuclear navy with the 60th anniversary of the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine. The creation of such a vehicle – a byproduct of the Submarine Thermal Reactor Mark I nuclear experimental facility in southern Idaho under the guidance of Admiral Hyman G. Rickover – was a test of courage, will, judgment and resourcefulness and more so, a win over man’s constant battle with nature.

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Alumni Army-Navy gathering 2015

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For the last seven years, Admiral Farragut Academy and our alumni community have used the Army-Navy Game, long known as “our Nation’s Game”, to come together and honor our armed forces while enjoying the esprit de corps of the Farragut community. The host city for the 2014 event was Baltimore, Maryland. Read more

Chef Spike Mendelsohn opens first restaurant in Florida

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Evangelos Spiros Mendelsohn, better known as “Spike Mendelsohn,” was recently featured in Ocean Drive magazine after debuting his first restaurant in Florida with the opening of Sunny’s at the Hall Hotel in Miami. Mendelsohn, who was made famous with his appearance on the fourth season of Bravo TV’s Top Chef, is the chef and owner of multiple restaurants in Washington, D.C., which include Good Stuff Eatery, Bearnaise, and We, The Pizza.

Mendelsohn, who was raised in Clearwater Beach and attended Farragut during high school (but did not graduate), has also appeared on Bravo TV’s Life After Top Chef and Top Chef: All Stars, as well as Food Network’s Iron Chef America and Spike TV’s Bar Rescue. He has regularly been featured on CBS’ The Early Show, ABC’s Good Morning America and The Rachael Ray Show.

For view the entirety of the Ocean Drive piece on Mendelsohn, click here.