As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand globally, the supply chain for masks and face shields continues to be stressed. Lower School STEM Teacher Shannon LoRusso quickly found a way to help by using a 3D printer to print Montana Masks and Face Shields for hospital use. Before Admiral Farragut Academy closed, she took the 3D printer from the Lower School STEM Lab home and the school provided her materials such as the computer and numerous rolls of PLA filament.
Admiral Farragut Academy is hosting a Toys for Tots campaign now through December 18th. Donations of new, unwrapped toys are being collected in the Commandant’s Office and Lower School Office.
Helping our community.
Admiral Farragut Academy has had many connections to the Bahamas over the years. Many of our alumni and current students have been affected by the destruction of Hurricane Dorian. In light of this, Farragut has made a commitment to help our Farragut Family in the Bahamas, and here’s how you can be involved.
The Interact Club, an Upper School service club sponsored by the Gulf Beaches Rotary Club, is a new organization at Admiral Farragut Academy this year. The 18 club members have exemplified the club’s motto “Service Above Self” through various volunteer opportunities which included: Read more
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!
From volunteering at a nursing home to canned food drives to marching in a Veterans Day parade, our community of students have been actively supporting other organizations.
Farragut Junior Ashton Raymer earned his Eagle Scout rank this past June. Only 4% of scouts are granted this rank (including famed moonwalking astronaut and Farragut alumnus Charles Duke [Brig Gen, USAF, Ret.]), and it takes a couple of years of hard work and commitment to complete. Eagle Scouts are required to complete a community service project, and Ashton chose to work with Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Park to build and install trash can receptacles.
Admiral Farragut Academy is proud to have students that embody a charitable spirit. Robert Laovoravit, a senior international boarding student from Pak Kret, Thailand, is a prime example of this spirit, as he showed with his Eagle Scout project in February.
On Friday, March 2, 2018, Linda Delgado Libien ‘18 and Ryan Green ‘18 were two of 15 students from eight St. Petersburg area public and private high schools that were selected for the 79th Annual Rotary Club Outstanding Youth Awards, an honor that distinguishes high school seniors who go above and beyond their duty to the community. Each students essay was on the topic of “doing good by doing the right thing”. Read more