1A State Swimming Championships Recap

Posted on: November 18th, 2014 Tags: , ,

On Saturday, Nov. 15, four Academy at the Lakes swimmers competed in the 1A State Swimming Championships in Stuart, Fla. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Abbey Duncan ’17, who claimed the state title in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.05. She also placed fifth in the 100 butterfly with a time […]

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Wildcats Celebrate “Last Hit” Tradition

Posted on: November 11th, 2014 Tags: , ,

  On Monday, Nov. 10, the Wildcats’ football team celebrated a tradition called “Last Hit” with its seniors, their family, friends, and many faculty and staff members. During Last Hit, the team’s coaches and underclassmen form a handshake line for the seniors. At the end of the line, each senior take one “Last Hit” at […]

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Academy Swimmers Advance to State Championship

Posted on: November 10th, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

Seven members of the Academy Swim Team competed in the Regional meet on Saturday, Nov. 8. The swimmers combined to finish seventh overall out of 24 girls teams. Abbey Duncan ’17 won the 1A Regional Swimming Championship in the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke. She will move on to the State Championship meet in […]

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District Swim Results Are In

Posted on: November 3rd, 2014 Tags: , ,

  Nov. 1 was a tremendous Saturday for Academy swimmers. Despite some cold weather and nasty winds, several swimmers posted personal best times. Abbey Duncan ’17 claimed the District Championship in both the 100 back and the 100 fly. The girls’ team placed fourth overall, and Ethan Cisler ’21 had a terrific showing for the […]

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Lion’s Club Peace Poster Winners Announced

Posted on: October 29th, 2014 Tags: , , ,

  Students in Ms. Gates’s Middle Division Art class created posters for the Lions Club Peace Poster International Contest.  The theme for this year’s competition was “Peace, Love, and Understanding.”  Each student’s poster reflected their own idea about what the theme meant to them.  Earth, peace signs, united hands and puzzle pieces were just some […]

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Political Expert Addresses Middle and Upper Division Students

Posted on: October 29th, 2014 Tags: , ,

On Oct. 28 during a special assembly, Dr. Susan MacManus, a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida, addressed 5th through 12th grade students regarding Florida politics and the upcoming election. MacManus is considered to be one of the foremost experts on Florida politics and […]

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Duncan and McCormick sisters lead Academy to 6th place finish in the Tampa Bay Classic Swim Meet

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 Tags: , ,

  Despite having the fewest number of swimmers and the least number of event entries, Academy swimmers walked away finishing in 6th place out of 15 teams at the Tampa Bay Classic Meet this weekend. This meet provided the swimmers with a preview of the competition for the State swimming series which begins Nov. 1st. […]

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Academy Celebrates Founder’s Day & New Renovations

  On October 9, the school continued its tradition of celebrating Academy’s founding year (1992) and honoring long-time employees at an annual assembly. Recognized during the assembly were all employees who have worked at the school 10 or more years. This year, there were four new members joining the 10 and 20 year ranks: Penny […]

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Academy Spirit Shines at Cross Country Meet

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

  At the cross country meet on September 29, runners slogged through a tough, two-mile course combined with a healthy afternoon shower. However, the Wildcats were not done when they reached the finish line. As the last of the runners headed in, our Academy student-athletes were looking for their teammate, Jackson B. ’21. After battling […]

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Giraffe Club Election Results Announced

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

It is an Academy at the Lakes’ tradition for our oldest Lower Division students, our 4th graders, to lead our Giraffe Club. In keeping with Academy’s public speaking program, each of the Giraffe Club officer candidates gave a speech at a special assembly on September 26. Following the candidates’ speeches, Lower Division students cast their […]

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