Boarding parents: details on upcoming holiday breaks

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Here’s a breakdown of the information boarding parents need to know for the upcoming holiday Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks.

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Lorenzo Lamas ‘75: Actor to author to scenic helicopter tour guide

Lorenzo Lamas, 58, plays El Gallo in “The Fantasticks” at Theater Center. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Lorenzo Lamas, 58, plays El Gallo in “The Fantasticks” at Theater Center. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Lorenzo Lamas, who graduated with the class of 1975 at the northern campus, has acted in soap operas, TV series, action movies, and most recently on broadway. But that’s not all. Now you can read his autobiography “Renegade at Heart” while Lorenzo flies you in a helicopter over the Grand Canyon on a scenic tour, with a picnic and all. Read more about Lorenzo in the New York Times article he was recently featured in.

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Wine Chance Drawing: tickets due Friday, drawing during Homecoming football game

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Buy your tickets or get your tickets in! All tickets will be due and the raffle drawing will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016 during half-time at the football game.

The board of the Admiral’s Athletic Club is proud to announce its 1st annual wine chance drawing. Students and the AAC will be selling tickets for $10 each and one lucky participant will win $5,000 worth of wine. This fundraising goal is to continue improvements for our sports complex and equipment. The proceeds from this chance drawing will be used to purchase things like: Read more

Rob Ewing honored with excellence in teaching award

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Rob Ewing, the founder and director of the Aviation Academy at Farragut, was honored Monday with the Barrett Family Foundation’s Excellence in Science/Mathematics Teacher Award. Ewing was one of six recipients from the Tampa Bay region honored.

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BlueJackets football battle tough but fall to Clearwater Central Catholic

Photo by Danielle Antonucci

Photo by Danielle Antonucci

Playing in front of a home crowd, the BlueJackets, led by junior quarterback Keondrae Miller’s 110 rushing yards and two touchdowns, made things tough for No. 4-ranked (Class 3A) Clearwater Central Catholic on Friday night but, in the end, the Marauders were too much to handle as Admiral Farragut Academy suffered a 35-23 defeat.

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Cross country team places fifth in districts, advances to region tournament

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One of the peculiarities of competing in the sport of cross country is the variance in the course layout and topography. Such was the case when the FHSAA Class A, District 7 meet was held October 20 at GT Bray Park in Bradenton, Florida, a course that featured mostly grass and sand from start to finish.

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Matt Hajek ‘17 earns solo flight endorsement

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Please join the Aviation department in congratulating Matt Hajek on earning his solo endorsement. Matt flew solo for the first time on October 18th at Albert Whitted Airport in a Cessna 172SP, N6013J, on runway 7. Matt received his solo endorsement from St. Pete Air Chief Flight instructor Peter Flynn, who is pictured in the photos with Matt. Coincidentally, Mr. Flynn also endorsed Matt’s brother Michael for his first solo flight.

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Students let loose during Spirit Week

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Farragut students are used to dressing in orchestrated garb each week but it was just a bit different during Spirit Week.

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One team, one ship: October Lower School assembly recap

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The October Lower School assembly, which was masterfully conducted by Mrs. Reynolds due to Mrs. Fine being out of town, turned into a rather spirited event when players from the BlueJackets football team showed up to get the students hyped up about the final two home games of the season.

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Boarders play paintball, have a blast

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A group of boarding students went to play paintball this past weekend at a local course called Providence Paintball in Clearwater. Many of the students called it the best boarding trip this year and they hope to do it again in the spring.

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