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Geography Bee State Finalist Announced

Posted on: March 10th, 2015 Tags: ,

Bobby Pesch ’20 has qualified to compete in the state level of the National Geographic Bee. According to the National Gerographic Bee website, “Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to inspire students to be […]


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Odyssey of the Mind Team Wins Highest Honor

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 Tags: , ,

  The Odyssey of the Mind team qualified for the state competition by winning the highest award given at the Gulf Coast Regionals on Saturday, Feb. 28. This is only the second year that Academy at the Lakes has participated in Odyssey of the Mind. The team is made up of 6th Graders Jackson Brink, […]


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Science Olympiad Teams Qualify for States

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 Tags: , , , , ,

  Although our Science Olympiad teams were missing 6 members on February 7 (four students were attending the Regional Science Fair, and two were taking the ACT), both the Middle and Upper Division teams will be moving on to states. This is the third straight year Academy has been represented at the State Competition. The […]


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Public Speaking Competition Winners Honored at Assembly

Posted on: February 26th, 2015 Tags: ,

On Wednesday, February 18, the 4th through 11th Grade Public Speaking Contest winners were honored at an assembly. The winners recited their speeches to an audience of peers, faculty, staff, and family.

The public speaking program, through the Language Arts/ English Department, is a special component of the English Curriculum. This program provides opportunities to practice public speaking skills, increase confidence in public communication, and explores literature, poetry, and speech writing.


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5th and 6th Grade Science Fair Winners Announced

Posted on: February 26th, 2015 Tags: , ,

The 5th and 6th Grade Science Fair took place in the Gym during the morning of Wednesday, February 25.

The event showcased how the students used scientific thinking, innovation, and problem-solving skills to research and solve a long-term question.

The students did an excellent job sharing their conclusions!


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Academy Holds True to Tradition, Represents Strong in Regional Science Fair

Posted on: February 17th, 2015 Tags: ,

  Throughout the years, Academy has had a strong representation at the Regional Science Fair. 2014 – 5 first place in category, 4 to state, 1 to international 2013 – 2 first place in category, 1 to state, 1 to international 2012 – 2 first place in category 2011 – 3 to state, 1 to […]


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Academy Student Takes 3rd in USF Young Innovators Competition

Posted on: February 12th, 2015 Tags: ,

  Hanley Riggs ’19 took 3rd place overall out of over 570 students in the USF Young Innovators Competition. Her invention called “The Missing Piece” is pressure clothing for Autistic children and teens with adjustable pressure bands. The pressure bands soothe and calm the wearer, while allowing those wearing them to blend in anywhere. The […]


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Top 3 Chess Tournament Results

Posted on: February 11th, 2015 Tags: , ,

On Sunday, February 8, 2015, Academy at the Lakes hosted its first-ever K-12 Scholastic Chess Tournament. There were a total of 22 players who participated in the tournament. Students were divided into three sections based on age group. Top 3 results for each section 1st through 3rd Grade Section 1  Rohan Vemuri, 3rd grade 2  […]


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Four Academy Juniors Participate in Leadership Conference

Posted on: February 4th, 2015 Tags: , , ,

  Juniors Alex Baker, Gerald Beinhauer, Grace Faith, and Mikayla Owen attended the Young Leaders Conference (YLC) January 23-25, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. The YLC is sponsored by the University of Florida Student Government. It is a three-day high school leadership conference organized and run entirely by UF students. This conference brings together the most […]


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2015 Geography Bee Finalists and Winner Announced

Posted on: February 2nd, 2015 Tags: , , , , , ,

  In keeping with Academy’s curricular goals to foster critical thinking and communication skills among our students, on Friday, Jan. 30, 10 7th and 8th graders competed as finalists in Academy’s National Geographic Bee. Congratulations to Bobby Pesch ’20, winner of Academy’s 2015 Geography Bee, and Evan Beam ’19, runner-up. According to the National Geographic […]


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