January 2015

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  In December 2014, 50 Academy at the Lakes students in grades 1 through 4 entered the Radiant Peace Art Contest. This contest was sponsored by the Radiant Peace Foundation International in St. Petersburg, Florida, a nonprofit educational organization. The Radiant Peace Foundation’s mission is to inspire, encourage, and promote Radiant Peace throughout the world....
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  Elise Faith ‘22 and Terrell Woods ‘22 went through an audition process and, out of over 760 children who also auditioned, they were selected to represent Academy and the Lakes at this year’s All State Chorus sponsored by the Florida Elementary Music Educators’ Association (FMEA). The FMEA Elementary All State Chorus is a unique music...
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After studying Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech, Mrs. Kimberly Vreeland’s English I Honors students wrote original I Have a Dream speeches and delivered them to their peers. Students embraced Academy’s core curriculum in their creative topics and enthusiastic presentations.
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On Jan. 21, Kennedy Lachicotte ’15 placed second in the District 5 Championship. The top three lifters in each District go to the State meet. Kennedy lifted 100lbs in Bench Press and 130 in Clean and Jerk. The State Meet is Feb. 7 in Kissimmee, Fla.
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The research paper. One of my favorite high school memories. While many will assume that my current vocation, as high school English teacher prompts this sentiment, the many are wrong. Like others, I loathed the three by five notecards, the tedious bibliographies, and the endless revisions. However, I loved where the process brought me –...
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  Drop the Octave, an all-male a capella group, featuring alumnus Jason Pitcairn ’11, from Gettysburg College visited both campuses on Wednesday, January 14 performing for Middle and Upper Divisions in the Gym and 2nd through 4th Grade on the Reinhart Family Deck. The charismatic group performed a range of songs from Meghan Trainor’s All...
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  Five years ago, members of the Class of 2015 wrote themselves letters as seventh graders in Ms. Aimee Nadow’s language arts class. These letters were kept safe throughout the rest of middle school and four high school years until these very same students reached the year of their high school graduation. On Jan. 6,...
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Kennedy Lachicotte ’15 made Academy at the Lakes’ history on November 12, 2014 as the school’s very first weightlifter. Competing against other area high school students, Kennedy took first place in her weight class, lifting 25 pounds more than her closest competitor. She also won the Sub-Qualifier and will move on to the District Championship....
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With three seconds remaining in the first quarter, Senior shooting guard Ethan Haslam drained a three-pointer and became Academy at the Lakes’ first-ever 2,000-point scorer. Ethan finished the game with a career-high 43 points, leading the Wildcats to a 74-61 victory vs. Bayshore Christian.
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