Vlad Poliak ‘20 earns solo pilot endorsement

Please join the Aviation Department in congratulating Vladimir Poliak ‘20 on earning his solo pilot endorsement. Vlad flew solo for the first time on February 26, 2020, in a Cessna 172 aircraft, tail number N99265, at Albert Whitted Airport.

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Alumnus donation allows AP Bio students to witness DNA sequencing

During Alumni Homecoming 2019, Farragut alumnus Daryl Greenberg ‘66S spent some time in Science Department Chair Sari Deitche’s biology classroom. Daryl was fascinated by the enthusiasm the students shared for biology and how much they were learning about genetics. Mrs. Deitche expressed the need for a MiniOne Gel Electrophoresis System to enhance the learning experience in the classroom and Daryl offered to fund it.

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Upper School students compete at annual Florida statewide Chinese competition

Over two days, January 31 and February 1, Upper School Mandarin Chinese teacher Mrs. Rue took ten students from Chinese I, Chinese II, and Chinese IV to participate in the Florida Chinese Teachers Association (FCTA) 15th Annual Florida Statewide Chinese Competition (FSCC) at the Lake Yale Conference Center. 

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Upper School students place high in Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

L-R: Max Wheelehan ’20, Jolie Caya ’20, Maurice Leon ’21, Jenna Willard ’20. Not pictured: Cameron Acklin ’21.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition initiative for creative teens across the country in grades 7-12 with 29 different categories to submit work into.

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Farragut students advocate for change on Capitol Hill

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.

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Regimental Commander and Staff announced for 2nd Semester 2019-20; interview with former and incoming RC

It is with great pleasure that we introduce the Regimental Leadership Staff for the 2nd semester of the 2019-20 school year.

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Careers in Aviation Expo featured a wide-range of speakers with different career paths

Guest speakers from left to right: Douglas Pearson Sr., Brigitte Lakah, Nicole Stott, Chris Thomas, April Allen, Ben Srock, and Marisha Falk

According to the Boeing Company’s industry forecast, more than 800,000 new pilots and 679,000 aircraft technicians will be needed over the next 20 years. With air travel increasing worldwide, career opportunities are also booming in aviation business and finance, airport management, air traffic control, aerospace engineering, aviation data analytics, aviation cybersecurity, and more.
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Aviation student Andrew Jeon ’21 earns solo flight endorsement

Please join the Aviation Department in congratulating Andrew Jeon on earning his student pilot solo endorsement. Andrew flew solo for the first time at Manatee Airport in a Piper Archer PA-28 aircraft tail number N82746 on January 8, 2020.

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Orienteering team brings home first, second, and third place wins

On Saturday, January 11, the Admiral Farragut Academy Orienteering team competed at Croom South, Withlacoochee State Park, and brought home a 3rd place team win and 1st and 2nd place individual wins.

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Thelma Cabantac joins Admiral Farragut Academy as our new Senior Naval Science Instructor

Thelma Cabantac

We are pleased to announce that Thelma Cabantac (pronounced Kah-Ban-Tac) has joined Admiral Farragut Academy as our new Senior Naval Science Instructor. She is the first female named to that position at Farragut. Read more