Upper Division

Fall football preview: Pasco County

Posted on: August 19th, 2019

Original article by Kevin Weiss, The Laker/Lutz News With the 2019 high school football season almost here — preseason classics begin Aug. 16 and regular season kicks off Aug. 23 — we take a look at how Pasco County teams in The Laker/Lutz News coverage area stack up. Pasco County Schools in Laker/Lutz News coverage […]


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Class of 2019: Meet the top graduates in Pasco high schools

Posted on: June 4th, 2019

Original article by Michele Miller, Tampa Bay Times It’s the end of the school year and time for high school commencements. Here’s a look at those who made it to the top of their class. Academy at the Lakes Valedictorian: Viraj Desai Salutatorian: Brooke Wilhite Student council president: Ethan Lomio Senior class president: Carson Passero […]


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ACADEMY AT THE LAKES STUDENT-ATHLETE NAMED GATORADE FLORIDA SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Posted on: May 30th, 2019

CHICAGO (May 30, 2019) — In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Lexi Kilfoyl of Academy at the Lakes as its 2018-19 Gatorade Florida Softball Player of the Year. Now a two-time winner, Kilfoyl was the first Gatorade Florida Softball Player of the Year to […]


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Academy at the Lakes’ 2018-2019 Competition Wrap up

Posted on: May 28th, 2019

Throughout each school year, Academy students have the opportunity to participate in many county, state, and national competitions. The 2018-2019 school year was no exception, and our students truly hit it out of the park with their success in competitions in categories from science to history. Here are our competition results: Science Fair 12 Academy […]


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That’s a Wrap on Athletics for the 2018-2019 School Year

Posted on: May 3rd, 2019

On Wednesday, April 24, the Athletics Department held their annual Middle and Upper Division Sports Awards. This school year, our students had exceptional seasons. Students from our Middle and Upper Divisions were honored for amazing accomplishments such as a second run at the State Chapionship title for the football team and other personal bests. In […]


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And Academy at the Lakes’ 2019 Musical Will Be… The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy!

Posted on: October 5th, 2018

At the annual Founders Day Assembly on Thursday, Oct. 4, Mr. Mark Heller announced the 2019 K-12 Musical, The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy. The Musical will take place at University of South Florida Theatre 1 on Friday, March 15 through Saturday, March 16. Jeremy Silverman and Margee Sapowsky will be returning this year to […]


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Week of 10/5/18: Here’s What You Missed on Social

Posted on: October 5th, 2018

Welcome to your weekly wrap-up, where we recap what we’ve been up to on social media this week. Want more? Visit the Weekly Social Wrap-Up section of our website.   Facebook From carving pumpkins to falling leaves, SK shared what they are most looking forward to this Fall in a series of adorable photos. Congratulations […]


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Local Seniors Named Scholarship Finalists

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018

Original article published on Tampa Bay Times Twelve Pasco County high school seniors were announced as semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship program: Armen Brotgandel, Edward Brotgandel, Komal Handoo and Summer R. Wylie from Land O’ Lakes High; Chin-Chin Choi, Nalin Mehra and Neil Rupani from Wiregrass Ranch High; Eugenia Alexeyeva, Michael Qi and […]


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Day of Manners: Tech Entrepreneur Gives Middle and Upper Division Students the “Cheat Code to Life”

Posted on: September 26th, 2018

Drawing parallels between gaming and success in life, local businessman Miraj Patel told Academy students on Monday about his experiences growing up and how they led to him founding a company and business success. The technology entrepreneur spoke to 7th– 12thGrade students as part of Academy’s first Day of Manners of the 2018-2019 school year. […]


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Meet this year’s National Merit Semifinalists from Tampa Bay

Posted on: September 17th, 2018

Original article by Thomas Tobin, Tampa Bay Times A total of 126 students from around the Tampa Bay area were announced this week as semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship program. They were among 16,000 semifinalists nationwide. Taken together, they are said to represent the top 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors — […]


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