On December 17, 2016, Noah Silverberg and April Hensley said “I Do” in the Garden Theater at Admiral Farragut Academy. This event was the culmination of a relationship that had started for April and Noah on the first day of school in 2002, when Noah was starting 6th grade and April was starting 7th.
“Noah and I first met outside the lockers next to Coach Nick’s room,” April said. “We were introduced by our mutual friends Hayden Buttner ‘08 and Julian Geffon ‘08. Our friendship grew in computer class where we sat next to each other trying to figure out how to correctly make a Powerpoint presentation and the different functions of Excel.”
They became close friends and went to the 8th grade winter formal dance together. In high school, they became inseparable and fell in love. They ran track together, learned to sail for their QBH together, and even took their electives together. They were perspectives travel week partners, where they joined 15 of their classmates on a trip to Costa Rica. Upon graduating from Farragut in 2008, April attended the Florida State University nursing program and Noah followed soon after his own graduation in 2009.
“Living in Tallahassee was a great experience for us,” April said. “Although Florida State University is a large public university, we found the southern hospitality and closeness we shared with our college friends and classmates similar to the experience we found at Farragut.”
April and Noah decided to wait until completing their nursing degrees to get engaged. As promised, Noah proposed one day after graduation.
“During the wedding planning process, we toured multiple wedding venues but nothing quite felt right,” April said. “Over a glass of wine one night, we started talking about our love story and Farragut kept popping up.”
“Farragut was where we first met. Farragut was where we grew up together. Farragut had to be where we took the next big step in our lives.”
The ceremony in Farragut’s Garden Theater was everything they wanted. “It was a beautiful ceremony that we shared with our family and closest friends,” April said. “Farragut has played such a large role in our love story and it was the perfect ending to a beautiful beginning.”
April and Noah currently reside in St. Petersburg, Florida. April is a Registered Nurse at Tampa General Hospital and has plans to go back to school to become an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Noah is a Registered Nurse at Morton Plant Hospital.