April 2017


Academy Softball Team District win at Canterbury
Original Article By Bob Putnam, Times Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Canterbury has been the standard bearer in softball at the small school level. The Crusaders have won 11 straight district titles and have been to the state semifinals eight of the past nine seasons. Academy at the Lakes is trying to get to that...
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Academy Furman Scholars
Four Academy at the Lakes 11th Graders earned the Furman Scholars Award: SeungJin Park, Jack Passero, Lauren Rabbottini, and Jillian Skairus. Each honoree received a certificate during morning meeting on Tuesday, April 18. All nominees must be Juniors in High School and meet the following criteria: A genuine interest in an education in the liberal...
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Letting Go The College Transition for Parents Part Three
Words by Mrs. Debbie Pitcairn, Director of College Counseling “While students should be applying themselves seriously to their classes, it is important to realize that much of what is learned in college is what happens outside the classroom.” – Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years, by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge...
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College Transition Guide for Parents Part Two
Words by Mrs. Debbie Pitcairn, Director of College Counseling During the first year of college students are separating from their parents and working to differentiate themselves as independent young adults. It is important to appreciate the challenges of their position and how much courage it takes to meet them. Common Challenges Students Face During the...
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Letting Go: The College Transition Part One
Words by Mrs. Debbie Pitcairn, Director of College Counseling This time in the lives of our seniors and their families is exciting. And scary. The process of becoming an adult begins before seniors graduate and continues for several years. Adolescents must separate from the family and form their own identities in order to successfully mature...
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Reporter for the Day
Words by Julia Pesch ’26 Reporter for a Day – Julia ’26 from Academy at the Lakes on Vimeo. Actors, Firefighters, and more. Reporting is fun, and can be a little hard sometimes, but today I was a reporter. I asked kids what they want to be when they grow up, and what college they...
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Academy Wildcat in Oval
Thursday, April 13 was the District Track Championship for Academy at the Lakes. This year was one of the school’s most successful showings at the District Meet in school history. The Wildcats ended with one district title, two runner-up titles, five regional qualifiers and six new school records. Kendra Falby ’21 – 100M Champion 200M...
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battle of the books team
Academy at the Lakes is proud to announce the members of the 2016-17 Battle of the Books 6-8th Grade team: Saneyah Khan, Captain Josh Bain Saipriya Gande Kayla Martinell-Smith Malia Nelson Avery Issac, Alternate Madison Johnson, Alternate To qualify for the team, students must read up to 15 books from the Sunshine State Young Readers’...
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teaching financial literacy to teenagers
It’s tax season and while most adults are struggling to file their taxes, students in Mrs. Kelly Rodowsky’s Economics and Mr. Hagenau’s Personal Finance classes are already prepared for the day they will have to make big financial decisions and file taxes of their own. Adulting 101 is a project completed by all juniors and...
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Coach Shawn Brown
Academy at the Lakes it proud to announce the appointment of Coach Shawn Brown as its Varsity Girls Basketball coach. Brown has 23 years of cumulative experience playing and coaching basketball at the college and high school levels. Along with his experience as Head coach for Football, Middle Division Boys Basketball, and Track and Field...
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