January 2016

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  On Wednesday, Jan. 27, three Academy at the Lakes students were celebrated during Morning Assembly for their Radiant Peace awards. The Radiant Peace Education Awards involves all students in grades 1st – 8th from both public and private schools, home schools, youth, after-school groups, and abroad. Students participate by creating a piece of fine...
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Original Article By Kevin Weiss Just two years after forming a girls weightlifting team, Academy at the Lakes is sending some of its team to regionals. Seniors Maggie Hull and Natalie Davis will compete on Jan. 22 in the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Class 1A Regionals at River Ridge High School in New...
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Original Article By Darek Sharp, Times Correspondent LAND O’LAKES — The style of basketball Academy at the Lakes plays — trapping, running, dizzying — is best suited to a team with a deep bench. That’s something the Wildcats, all eight of them, just don’t have. “We don’t change our style. Nope, not at all,” said...
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Teacher Feature Mrs Melissa Ovitt
“Life is too short not to be happy.” This is Mrs. Melissa Ovitt’s favorite quote and it isn’t too hard to see why. After all, optimism and joy are essential for what she does: wrangle a classroom full of PreK3 students alongside Ms. Becky White, her equally sunny teaching assistant. Spend just a few minutes...
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Original article by Kevin Weiss in The Laker / Lutz News When it comes to scoring points, Academy at the Lakes’ Imani Thomas is in rare company. The Wildcats’ junior post player became the fifth player in school history to surpass the career 1,000-point mark when she scored 17 points in a 79-45 victory over...
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College Advice From Academy Alumni
On Jan. 6, Academy at the Lakes seniors reunited with Wildcat alumni during Academy’s third annual alumni panel. Eight graduates met with the Class of 2016 to share their college experiences and to offer advice for Academy’s seniors on the cusp of graduation. Advice and experiences ranging from homesickness to roommate agreements were the topics...
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Original article by: Tenitra Batiste, Bright House Sports Network TAMPA — Three tenths of a second stood between overtime and the 13th win of the season for Academy at the Lakes. And with a chance to close things out, Audra Leipold stepped to the free throw line, hit the game winning shots, and was named...
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