Admiral Farragut Academy was lacking a mascot to bring some spirit to our athletic games and for campus events. Over the summer, the Advancement Team created “The Admiral” as our mascot to celebrate our naval history. Read more
Farragut aviation director Rob Ewing received the Alumni Service Award during Embry-Riddle’s Homecoming event Operation Bootstrap 2015 on the Daytona Beach Campus, in Daytona Beach, on October 9, 2015
Executive Director of Alumni Relations Bill Thompson shakes hands with with USMC Retired Lt. Col. Chad Schwarm Alumni Recognition Awards Banquet in the Eagle Gym on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus, in Prescott, AZ, October 2, 2015.
Rob Ewing, the Aviation Academy Director at Farragut, received the Alumni Service Award from Embry-Riddle on October 9, 2015, as a part of the Operation Bootstrap 2015 Homecoming event in Daytona Beach. The award is given to an individual who continuously demonstrates an extraordinary level of selfless commitment and endless enthusiasm for the university through, but not limited to, service, support, leadership and recruitment, according to the school’s website. Read more
Students awarded with this recognition, scored 95% or higher on one or more subtest of a Standardized Test.
Congratulations to the following 4th-6th graders: Aiden Geis, William Seeley, Grace Vernine, Jillian Aprile, Garrett Fisher, Calli McKee, Jack Sokolowski, Austin Gay, Matthew Levin, Helena Panuthos, Dylan Rice, Tobia Spinelli, Jada Tadros, and John Antonucci.
On Saturday, our Upper School Science Department Chair Sari Deitche was presented with the Barrett Family Foundation’s Excellence in Science and Mathematics Upper School Award during a special ceremony at the Roy M. Speer Student Center. Deitche was one of six recipients from the Tampa Bay region honored. Read more
Melissa Brizzi took another step towards her journey to join the United States Coast Guard when she boarded a Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter with three service members for a 2 ½ mission around the Tampa Bay region. The mission was a part of the pilot’s annual requirements to complete certain minimum tasks.
During the trip that originated out of the Coast Guard Air Station in Clearwater, Melissa wore the similar garb as the seamen, complete with flight suit, helmet, boots, and gloves. The team circled around Pinellas County several times, which included aerial views of Admiral Farragut Academy. According to Melissa, the pilot – a cousin of Farragut alumnus Zach Patterson – practiced several touch-and-go maneuvers on the runway at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. The crew also did exercises over the Gulf of Mexico that included hovering 80 feet in the air for rescue simulations, engine failures and autorotations.
Autorotations refer to a descending maneuver where the engine is disengaged from the main rotor system to recover from engine malfunction or failure. Melissa said the pilot practiced this maneuver four times and dropped 1,000 feet before recovering. It took five seconds of drop time and a couple seconds of recovery.
“It felt like the Tower of Terror at Disney World where you just drop suddenly and you feel like your stomach is coming up through you,” said Melissa, who will begin attending the Coast Guard Academy in the fall. “It was pretty exciting. I could see myself pursuing a career as a helicopter pilot now.”
Senior cadet Michael Cooney received recognition and a proclamation from the American Legion for his outstanding performance at Boys State. In addition, Michael received a proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Largo. Read more