Thank you to those that helped at our Annual Earth Day Cleanup at Clam Bayou and for science teacher Sari Deitche for organizing! In our three years of sponsoring the event, we had our biggest turnout yet. Over 60 student and parent volunteers picked up trash, filling a 300-gallon can full of plastic, styrofoam, wood, glass and cigarette butts, among other debris. We also cleaned out dead and dying wood and palm tree fronds. And we planted over 200 mangrove seedlings. All this was completed in less than 2 hours!
Two members of the Class of 2019, Hunter Gordon and Elijah Soyke, were recently recognized by the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg. They were two of fourteen students recipients of the 81st Annual Outstanding Youth Awards. They were selected on the basis of scholarship, character, and service.
Admiral Farragut Academy’s “Reach for the Stars” Fundraising Auction and Gala this past Saturday, April 6th was an amazing evening! This year’s auction format was an entirely new concept and with hard work, ingenuity, and the over-achieving attitude that is associated with Admiral Farragut Academy, we went forth to Reach For the Stars and put on a record-breaking gala in our brand new event space, DeSeta Hall. This was a collaborative effort between the Parents’ Group Executive Board, Farragut staff, volunteers, and hired-vendors. We cannot thank you enough for everyone involved in the planning and execution of this fundraising event, and for those who attended and participated in the auction to support the school. Read more
Two of Upper School history teacher Scott Singleton’s American History Honors students were named as the 2nd and 3rd place winners in the local chapter level of George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest, which is run by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).
The Admiral Farragut Academy Wrestling Team put forth its strongest team effort in program history this season, including our third-ever State Champion in program history, Caleb Lemmons!
With 86 years of history, Farragut has seen its alumni do many amazing things. We’ve seen our graduates become Navy admirals, professional athletes, movie stars, and, famously, moonwalking astronauts.
Many alumni attribute their success to the skills they learned at Farragut, and 1966 graduate Tom Carbaugh is no exception.
On Monday, February 18, four Farragut seniors were recognized for their audio essay submissions in the annual VFW “Voices of Democracy” essay contest. The topic this year was “Why My Vote Matters” and the students developed their speeches by talking with family and friends and conducting independent research. Audio essay submissions had to be at least three to five minutes long and were submitted last October.