Charlie Duke ’53 recalls Apollo 11 moon landing on the 50th anniversary

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon and changed history for space exploration. In this video, astronaut and Farragut graduate, Charlie Duke ’53S, who later became the 10th and youngest man to walk on the moon with Apollo 16, recalls his experience being CAPCOM for the landing.   ✨

These moments make us so proud yet humbled that we could be at the beginning of a journey that led to the moon. “Keep your vision wide,” says Charlie. ⚓️

Farragut graduate Alan Shepard ’41 also walked on the moon with Apollo 14.

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After 65 years, alumni meet two doors down

Raey Webster ‘59 (left) and CAPT Peter Easton, USN (Ret) ‘49 (right)

Peter Easton graduated just a few years after World War II. Raey Webster finished when Elvis Presley was king. They finally met when American Sniper was one of the biggest things on the silver screen.

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Spotlight on Alumni in the Entertainment Industry

Admiral Farragut Academy alumni aren’t just astronauts and admirals. Farragut also has many alumni working in the entertainment industry as actors, writers, directors, producers, and more. The following are just a few of those alumni who attribute much of their success today to the skills they developed at Farragut.

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The beginnings of a family legacy tradition at Farragut

Bill, far right, with his mother, Julia, and his dad, William “Masci” Masciangelo ’37, at Bill’s graduation in 1962

Bill Masciangelo ’62N shared this story about growing up as one of the first legacy families of Farragut.

My dad was William Masciangelo Class of ‘37N and was fondly known as “Masci” by friends and alumni. He gave his life to Admiral Farragut Academy and served as its Public Relations Officer for almost 50 years.

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Living Life Through a Farragut Lens – Joseph Zolfo ’86N

Joseph Zolfo ‘86N came to Admiral Farragut Academy by way of Staten Island and to filmmaking by way of childhood plays and home movies. Today, he produces the hit CBS TV show God Friended Me.

“Unequivocally, I would not be sitting in this chair today if I had not gone to Farragut,” he said from his office at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn. “That’s an absolute fact. The bar was just set so high at Farragut.”

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Why We Give & Foundation Donor Highlight: Ken ’61N and Barbara Woltz

Ken in his Farragut dress blues with Barbara at their Senior Prom

Ken Woltz ‘61N and his wife Barbara share many loves. For each other, certainly — they’ve been married for 53 years — but they also share a love for their three children and four grandchildren, their homes in Illinois and Florida, their faith, West Point Military Academy, and Admiral Farragut Academy.

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Aquiles La Grave, who attended Farragut with the class of ‘98, was awarded an honorary diploma

Aquiles La Grave, who attended Farragut with the class of ‘98, was awarded an honorary diploma on behalf of the board of directors during the graduation for the class of 2019. Read more

CAPT Geno Paluso, USN ’85N: guest speaker for the Class of 2019 graduation

Graduation was very special this year for the class of 2019. The weekend kicked off with the Final Parade with Pass In Review with CAPT Geno Paluso, USN ’85N Commandant of Cadets at The Citadel, CAPT Richard Petrucci, USN (Ret.) ’56N, Commandant Todd Wallingford, and Commander Schock.

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Reveille Spring 2019 edition focuses on the entertainment industry

In this Spring 2019 edition of Reveille, we feature progress on DeSeta Hall, a recap of Reach For The Stars, the aviation program, proud accomplishments from our teachers and students, stories about our alumni in the entertainment industry (including cover story about Joseph Zolfo ’86N), alumni class notes, the foundation annual report, and more!

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Homecomings Create a Special Bond; For the Class of 1966 South, a New Book!

Corky Newcombe ‘66S and Doug Pearson ‘66S submitted this story for the Spring 2019 edition of Reveille.

For the Farragut Class of 1966 South, there is a special bond. One that is committed anew every year at Homecoming. Ah Homecoming, that time of year when alumni return to campus for a football game and dinner. But the definition the Class of ‘66 likes to use is, “a person’s arrival home after being away for a long time.” We relate to this one most because Farragut was, and is still, home to many students for about 10 months out of every school year.

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