Local Teacher Receives Grant for Poetry Listening Immersion Program

Bonnie Destakasi, a language arts teacher at Sarasota Military Academy, a local, public charter school, recently received the 2019 PoetryLife’s Teaching Grant to create a Poetry Listening Immersion Program. SMA Captain Destakasi was awarded the $500 grant during the Coffee, Conversation & Lunch event held in February 2019 at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota. … Continue reading Local Teacher Receives Grant for Poetry Listening Immersion Program

Sarasota Teacher Recognized with Agriculture Award for Excellence

Sarasota Military Academy Major (SMA-MAJ) Deb Walker, a teacher at the  Sarasota Military Academy Prep middle school campus, received the “2019 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture” award from the Florida Agriculture in the Classroom organization. As the winner of the award in the middle school category, SMA-MAJ Walker will represent Florida at the National Agriculture … Continue reading Sarasota Teacher Recognized with Agriculture Award for Excellence

Sarasota Wrestling Team Sets Records, Sends Team to State Finals

Retired Major and former Army wrestler coaches athletes to a winning season Student athletes from Sarasota Military Academy (SMA), a local, public charter school, are celebrating one of the most successful years in SMA wrestling team history with recent district and regional wins. In March, five male wrestlers competed at the state level and two … Continue reading Sarasota Wrestling Team Sets Records, Sends Team to State Finals

Local Students Bring Clean Water to Villagers in South Sudan

Cadets at the Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) Prep middle school recently announced the completion of a well providing water for a village in South Sudan. The cadets chose the Water for South Sudan (WFSS) organization as the focus for the SMA Prep Interact Club annual service project and raised $5,000 to fund the well. According … Continue reading Local Students Bring Clean Water to Villagers in South Sudan

Manatee Cattlemen Announce 11th Annual Ranch Rodeo Event

Manatee Cattlemen Announce 11th Annual Ranch Rodeo Event The Manatee County Cattlemen’s Association (MCCA) invites the public to attend the 11th Annual Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 5pm. Gates will open at 4pm and the event will be held at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, located at 1402 14th Ave. West in Palmetto … Continue reading Manatee Cattlemen Announce 11th Annual Ranch Rodeo Event