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Chris Girandola - Posted Monday, Mar 30, 2015 
In February, Admiral Farragut Academy senior Anthony Navarro flew a Cessna 172 airplane on his first solo mission. A month earlier, classmates Vincent Kixmiller and Maxim Moghadam did the same. Such is life at Farragut, where the Aviation Academy is one of many signature programs that include Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, engineering, marine science, and scuba diving.
jvancuren - Posted Friday, Mar 27, 2015 
Congratulations to Michael Baillie '15 for his poem called "This Ashen Night"
agazabon - Posted Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 
The annual flotilla weekend is a day of swimming, floating, tubing, water sports, camaraderie, fun, and great food with Residential Assistants Joy and Steve Edwards.
jvancuren - Posted Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 
Congratulations to Kandace Friend and her son Dominic in 6th grade, who were randomly selected as the winner of the $20 gift card to Tropical Smoothie.
jvancuren - Posted Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 
Sasha DeSilva '15 won a national gold medal for her novel, "When the Moon Isn't Watching," in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
jvancuren - Posted Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 
With class visits, projects exhibitions, a cookout lunch, and a parade, Farragut families enjoyed a day with their loved ones.
Shannon LoRusso - Posted Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 
Students had to use their knowledge of how the individual pieces work together, how to write programming code, and which gear ratio works best for speed.
Shannon LoRusso - Posted Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 
After Spring Break Mrs. LoRusso will be teaching Animoto to the 4th grade. She created an example for them to watch from Family Day.
agazabon - Posted Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 
LTJG Bret Louderback '09, USN Ramin Beheshti '09
jvancuren - Posted Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 
Please join the Aviation department in congratulating Johnson Cheung '15 on earning his solo pilot endorsement. Johnson flew solo for the first time on March 20th, 2015 at Albert Whitted airport on runway 36 in a Cessna 172SP, tail number N22904.
agazabon - Posted Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 
On the morning of St. Patrick's Day, the PreK students witnessed that Leprechauns exist! They even built a special leprechaun trap and set it up the night before the visit.
agazabon - Posted Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 
Our hats go off to three outstanding Pine Beach alumni who took a project and ran with it. Now introducing, Farragut Point on the shores of Pine Beach. Please join us Friday, April 24, 2015 for a dedication ceremony as a part of our 6th Annual Pine Beach Reunion Weekend
agazabon - Posted Monday, Mar 23, 2015 
Use #WTRSHD on IG during Aril 6 to May 6. Click for more info!
jvancuren - Posted Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 
The Smart/Maher National Citizenship Education Teacher Award annually recognizes the nation's top classroom teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote America's history and traditions effectively. Mr. Panuthos, who has taught at Farragut since 1996, teaches AP U.S. History, AP Microeconomics, Intro to Economics, and American Government.
jvancuren - Posted Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 
This week they worked on changing a regular photo into a pencil drawing. View our student's "before" and "after" pictures.
Chris Girandola - Posted Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 
Rachel Goldstein '16 has been selected to attend the United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar this summer. Rachel will attend the first session of the summer seminar in Annapolis, Md. along with fellow Farragut students Myles Beach '16, Michael Cooney '16, and Sara Graves '16.
agazabon - Posted Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 
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Chris Girandola, Senior Staff Writer - Posted Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 
During the last weekend of February, 22 band and chorus cadets represented Admiral Farragut Academy at the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS) 39th Military Band and Choral Festival. It was the second straight year Farragut has attended the festival.
jvancuren - Posted Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 
This past Saturday, Enmon (pictured) and McGee, despite starting their journeys for different reasons and at different periods in their life, cemented themselves in history on the same day, becoming the first Admiral Farragut Academy wrestlers to win state titles.
jvancuren - Posted Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 
Two boarding students from England, James Hales '15 and Patrick Hales '17, earned their Cavern Certification the other weekend at Ginnie Springs with Admiral Farragut Academy Scuba Instructor, Scott Davenport.
LCDR Steve Edwards – Drill Instructor / Coach - Posted Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 
For Exhibition Drill Team alumni Simon Wang (University of Florida), Howie Font (Florida State University), and Seon Kim (Penn State University) spring break meant destination Armory and East Grinder and Drill Team practice.
Jessica Van Curen - Posted Monday, Mar 16, 2015 
CDT Casey Childers from Clearwater, Florida is in his senior year at the United States Military Academy at West Point and has been majoring in mechanical engineering with a focus on aeronautical science. On Wednesday, Childers was on the Admiral Farragut Academy campus to speak with students about the service academy experience as a part of Farragut's college placement program.
jvancuren - Posted Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 
Brittany McGee was featured on flrunners.com website this past week in a feature called, "In Her Own Words." In the story that she penned, Brittany discusses her career as a high school athlete coming to a close this spring and what it's like being a boarding student at Farragut.
Chris Girandola - Posted Friday, Mar 13, 2015 
While society has decided to thrive on the use of acronyms and emojis, Bianca DeSilva has embraced the discovery of new and larger words. In doing so, she has mastered the art of spelling them as well. This past weekend, Bianca participated in the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee for the third straight year. She followed up last year's 4th place showing with another appearance in the top 10, this time finishing in sixth place.
jvancuren - Posted Friday, Mar 13, 2015 
Please join the Aviation department in congratulating James Blanton on earning his solo endorsement. James flew solo for the first time on March 4, 2015 at Albert Whitted airport on runway 18 in a Cessna 172, tail number 54067.
Chris Girandola - Posted Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 
Having three students from Farragut attend such a prestigious program is quite the accomplishment considering approximately 7,000 students throughout the world submit applications. Each summer, there are 2,500 openings with 850 students in each of the three sessions.
Chris Girandola - Posted Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 
After beginning the season with two close defeats, the Lady BlueJackets softball team is on quite a roll. Sandwiched around that loss have been two straight wins and most recently, three consecutive victories.
alescarbeau - Posted Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 
The JSG Leadership Program is a scholarship based program which recognizes high school girls in Pinellas County who display community awareness and involvement, academic achievement, and embody the values and poise to represent the Suncoasters and the City of St. Petersburg as goodwill ambassadors. Farragut students Melissa Brizzi '15 and Sasha DeSilva '16 were selected as two of the 20 finalists out of 150 applicants, with Melissa finishing as the 1st Runner Up earning a $1,500 college scholarship and DeSilva taking 2nd Runner Up earning a $1,000 college scholarship.
jvancuren - Posted Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 
It was a busy week for the Admiral Farragut Academy athletic teams. Here is a quick recap of the past week's results and highlights. Look for feature stories throughout this week.

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