Video message to parents from Headmaster Bob Fine regarding coronavirus challenges and online learning

Special video message to parents from Headmaster Bob Fine regarding coronavirus challenges and online learning.

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Communications to parents regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Vlad Poliak ‘20 earns solo pilot endorsement

Please join the Aviation Department in congratulating Vladimir Poliak ‘20 on earning his solo pilot endorsement. Vlad flew solo for the first time on February 26, 2020, in a Cessna 172 aircraft, tail number N99265, at Albert Whitted Airport.

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The Importance of STEM Education

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is the cornerstone of formal education. The skills learned in a STEM classroom can be applied to every part of life, be it academic or otherwise. At Admiral Farragut Academy, where engineering is considered a signature program, students from PreK all the way up to 12th grade have the opportunity to learn these valuable skills and to find passions in areas that they may not have known existed, and that may not exist for years to come.

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Admiral Farragut Academy awarded $5,000 by The Outback Bowl

On March 4, 2020, for the second year in a row, Farragut parent and Outback Bowl Board Member Christopher Giblin presented a $5,000 check to the Farragut Fund to be used in support of teachers and students. Giblin is father to Farragut sixth-grader Christopher Giblin.

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Re-enrollment for the 2020-21 school year deadlines approaching

While Spring Break and April long weekend are right around the corner, that also means the close of another great year is only a couple of months away. So the big question is…. have you re-enrolled for the upcoming 2020-21 school year yet?

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Alumnus donation allows AP Bio students to witness DNA sequencing

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.

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Women’s Wrestling Team competes in Florida Girl’s State Wrestling Tournament

L-R: Angela LoRusso ’19, Madison Moore ’21, Jenna Willard ’20, Riley Lancaster ’27, Grace Vernine ’24

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.

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Upper School students compete at annual Florida statewide Chinese competition

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. 

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Upper School students place high in Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

L-R: Max Wheelehan ’20, Jolie Caya ’20, Maurice Leon ’21, Jenna Willard ’20. Not pictured: Cameron Acklin ’21.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition initiative for creative teens across the country in grades 7-12 with 29 different categories to submit work into.

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