8th grader and 7-day boarding student Cruz Helmstetter exhibited Farragut’s core values of integrity, self-discipline, and perseverance when he went above and beyond to provide for Farragut’s school-wide food drive benefiting the St. Petersburg Free Clinic (a multi-service, independent, not-for-profit human services agency providing community neighbors assistance with food, shelter and health care since 1970).
Ella Sokolowski, a senior day student from Seminole, FL, was awarded the Florida Holocaust Museum’s 2020 Anne Frank Humanitarian Award because of her hundreds of hours of community service work. Read more
Admiral Farragut Academy had the distinguished honor to have four Upper School students accepted into the 2020 United States Naval Academy (USNA) Summer STEM Program. This program is perfect for students considering careers such as coders, game developers, designers, or robotics engineers.
The Farragut community comes together during the challenges of a global pandemic. Here are some of those stories.
Congratulations to Maurice Leon ’21 for placing 1st in the Largo Public Library’s 36th Annual Stanley Shalit Short Story Competition. Maurice was one of over 200 students in Pinellas County to enter this year’s competition, whose theme was Oceans: Fun, Fear, Future.
Last summer, the Duke TIP CRISIS camp’s theme was a pandemic and how the country would work through a crisis. This year, that crisis came true with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congratulations to fifth-grader Benjamin Deskovich who is one of the six regional winners for this year’s Florida’s Missing Children Day’s essay contest.
Admiral Farragut Academy Upper School students, Jaeden Geffon ‘22 and Brandon Ortiz ‘21, traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the L’Taken Social Justice Seminar, a four-day Jewish public policy conference hosted by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC). Nearly 2,000 high school students participate and this is Jaeden’s second year participating in the program and Brandon’s first year. While there, they visited Capitol Hill to advocate, as a unified voice, on issues of importance to our society today.
Turiya Moka ‘21 had never taken an advanced-placement class and wondered whether jumping into AP Seminar was such a good idea.