During Alumni Homecoming 2019, Farragut alumnus Daryl Greenberg ‘66S spent some time in Science Department Chair Sari Deitche’s biology classroom. Daryl was fascinated by the enthusiasm the students shared for biology and how much they were learning about genetics. Mrs. Deitche expressed the need for a MiniOne Gel Electrophoresis System to enhance the learning experience in the classroom and Daryl offered to fund it.
The Admiral Farragut Academy Women’s Wrestling Team competed in the final tournament of the year this past Friday and Saturday called the Florida Girl’s State Wrestling Tournament. This year’s tournament saw over 300 girls competing across 14 weight classes. These numbers consistently put Florida at the top in the nation for participation and competition in women’s wrestling. “The competitiveness and caliber of wrestling continues to grow as this was by far the toughest field of competitors so far,” said Head Coach Tony LoRusso.
Over two days, January 31 and February 1, Upper School Mandarin Chinese teacher Mrs. Rue took ten students from Chinese I, Chinese II, and Chinese IV to participate in the Florida Chinese Teachers Association (FCTA) 15th Annual Florida Statewide Chinese Competition (FSCC) at the Lake Yale Conference Center.
Admiral Farragut Academy Upper School students, Jaeden Geffon ‘22 and Brandon Ortiz ‘21, traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the L’Taken Social Justice Seminar, a four-day Jewish public policy conference hosted by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC). Nearly 2,000 high school students participate and this is Jaeden’s second year participating in the program and Brandon’s first year. While there, they visited Capitol Hill to advocate, as a unified voice, on issues of importance to our society today.
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St. Pete hotels swear Babe Ruth and Al Capone were once guests. We settle the legends.
Locals say the Bambino and Scarface both vacationed in sleepy St. Petersburg during the 20s and 30s. But where did they actually stay? (original article was posted in Tampa Bay Times on May 7, 2019, and written by Gabrielle Calise)
Admiral Farragut Academy parent, female wrestling coach, and K9 trainer, Sheriff Deputy Tony LoRusso, invited students in 3rd-6th grade to attend the United States Police Canine Association, Inc. (USPCA) K9 field trials in Pinellas County. Admiral Farragut Academy takes pride in exposing our young students to different career paths and was grateful to attend. Read more
On Wednesday, February 5th, Admiral Farragut Academy’s athletics department held a ceremony in DeSeta Hall for National Signing Day. 6 student-athletes from 3 different sports signed to continue their athletic career at the college level.