Congratulations to all of our Admiral Farragut Academy Upper School cadets on the regiment who were recently promoted on October 22, 2020. View the updated list below.
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.
On Thursday and Friday, September 17th and 18th, the Engineering and Naval Science classes held a Cardboard Regatta. For over two weeks, the Engineering and Naval Science classes worked on designing vessels using concepts they learned in both classes. The tools they had to make the boats included cardboard, clear packing tape, duct tape, string, paint, and decorations. Students employed the engineering design process and their understanding of boat terminology and nomenclature to design a vessel that would carry them across Farragut’s pool.
It is with great pleasure that we introduce the Regimental Leadership Staff for the 1st semester of the 2020-21 school year:
Regimental Commander – Cristian Rogers-Romero
Regimental Chief of Staff – Zach Fisher
Alpha Battalion Commander – Shakeem Evans
Bravo Battalion Commander – Kalynn Miner
Charlie Battalion Commander – Tyler Turner
The regimental commander and regimental staff have proven themselves through their commitment to naval science, leadership, academics, and their desire to improve the Farragut corps of cadets. These are the kinds of events that cadets at a military boarding school work very hard towards. We look forward to seeing what they’ll accomplish!
Admiral Farragut Academy, Florida’s leading day and boarding school, is providing students with safe, in-person education during these uncertain times. Families worldwide were forced to make changes when the COVID-19 virus became a global pandemic. Schools and students adapted quickly to a virtual school setting as dining room tables became desks, laptops became classrooms.
Although homesickness at boarding school doesn’t happen to every single boarding school student, most do report being homesick at least once during their first year. There can be many reasons why a boarding student may feel homesick, but it’s important that students learn how to deal with it early on.
The Farragut community comes together during the challenges of a global pandemic. Here are some of those stories.