The Farragut Experience features accomplishments and stories from our community of students, faculty and staff, school leadership, alumi, and more. They feature our Lower School, Upper School, and Boarding School experiences.
Every year, Admiral Farragut Academy is proud to invite legacy families to present the high school diploma to their graduates. Legacy families are families with multiple generational connections to Admiral Farragut Academy including former graduates and current employees. For the Class of 2021, 14 legacy families joined their graduate on stage.
When Ronald White III, Admiral Farragut Academy Class of 2021 graduate, started high school as a freshman, he wasn’t even sure he wanted to go to college. Now, four years later and two years after starting at Farragut, he graduated with a track scholarship to attend the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at West Point with plans for admission to West Point in the Fall of 2022.
Ten years ago, an 8-year-old Eddie Gaines watched a YouTube video about the United States Military Academy at West Point and decided that that was where he wanted to be. Now, after having graduated with the Admiral Farragut Academy Class of 2021, Eddie has been accepted to West Point will start on June 28th.
On May 8th, Space For A Better World with ZeroG Corp launched an incredible new experience called the ZERO-G Experience from the historic shuttle runway at the Kennedy Space Center on the eastern coast of Florida. In attendance were Apollo 16 astronaut, moonwalker, and Farragut alumnus Charlie Duke ‘53S, Farragut parent and fellow retired NASA astronaut Nicole Stott, and her son, Roman Stott ‘21.
Admiral Farragut Academy’s Upper School Naval Science Program has received the Distinguished Unit Award (DUA) with Academic Honors for the 2020-2021 school year. The Distinguished Unit Award is given to an NJROTC unit from their respective area headquarters.
Please join the Aviation Department in congratulating Spencer Salzberg on earning his private pilot certificate. Spencer passed his private pilot practical test on Saturday, May 1, 2021, in a Cessna 172 aircraft at Albert Whitted Airport with FAA-designated pilot examiner Toby Blanton.
Henry Sadler isn’t just our Lower School science teacher; he’s also an amateur paleontologist. This past weekend while diving along the Peace River in Arcadia, he stumbled across a HUGE find: a fully intact mammoth bone.
On January 17th, Farragut’s Aviation Director Rob Ewing joined Farragut alumni Chris Miller ‘00 and Kreg Brown ‘07 to help coach in the SPIRAL Tropical Bowl. Miller was the head coach of the American team, Brown was on staff as a running back coach, and Ewing was a special teams assistant.
Please join the Aviation Department in congratulating Spencer Salzberg on earning his student pilot solo endorsement. Spencer flew solo for the first time on January, 14, 2021 in a Cessna 172, tail number N99265, on runway 7 at Albert Whitted Airport.