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Ariel Zhang ’12 has recently become a published author, with her young adult fiction book titled “Leila”; a story about a fantasy journey into the place between life and death.
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.
Thank you to everyone that came to the Upper School Final Parade and Class of 2021 Graduation to celebrate all of our outstanding students. It was great to see so many wonderful smiling faces again! Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Read more
Admiral Farragut Academy student-athletes, Maeve Case ’22 and Riley Lancaster ’26, took their wrestling to a national stage this past weekend.
Both ladies traveled to Irving, Texas, to compete in the 2021 Women’s Wrestling National Championships. The girls were accompanied and coached by Farragut BlueJackets Wrestling Coach Tony LoRusso and his daughter and Farragut alumnus Angela LoRusso ’19, a current women’s wrestler at Adrian College.
The boys and girls teams exceeded expectations by finishing higher than what they were seeded going into States and competed in the Florida High School Athletic Association State Championship on May 7th at the University of North Florida. Congratulations to the Girls Track Team, 1A STATE CHAMPIONS. Tytiana Wilson ’21 also won a State Championship in the 400-Meter Dash. Ronald White ’21, State Runner-Up in the 110-meter hurdles, and Maurice Leon ’21, 3rd place in the Discus.