Local Entrepreneur Donates Computers to Sarasota Charter School

Freddie Figgers, founder & CEO of Figgers Communications, donated 20 computers to cadets at Sarasota Military Academy, a local, public charter school. The donation comes as an extension of the Figgers Foundation August 2019 “Back-to-School” initiative, designed to help teachers provide for the needs of students in the classroom. Figgers, a 29-year-old entrepreneur, donated the … Continue reading Local Entrepreneur Donates Computers to Sarasota Charter School

Florida Cattlemen’s Association Plans Annual Ranch Rodeo

The public is invited to attend the 2019 Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Ranch Rodeo Finals and Cowboy Heritage Festival on Friday, September 27, 2019 and Saturday, September 28, 2019. The rodeo and festivities will be held at the Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park, located at 1875 Silver Spur Lane in Kissimmee, Florida.  Heritage … Continue reading Florida Cattlemen’s Association Plans Annual Ranch Rodeo

Sarasota Students Partner with Aviation Company for Bahamas Relief

Students and staff at Sarasota Military Academy, a local, public charter school, have partnered with Gold Aviation Services, a private luxury jet and aircraft carrier, to supply relief to the people in the Bahamas affected by the devastation from Hurricane Dorian. Donated items, accepted at both the Sarasota Military Academy’s high school campus (located at … Continue reading Sarasota Students Partner with Aviation Company for Bahamas Relief

Community Supports Young Fisherman Injured in Boating Accident

During the “Hook Em for Caleb” Fishing Tournament held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Bradenton Yacht Club, the community gathered to support a local fisherman injured in a tragic boating accident. In March, 14-year-old Caleb Bennett suffered major brain trauma as a result of a boating accident and proceeds from the benefit were … Continue reading Community Supports Young Fisherman Injured in Boating Accident

Sarasota Teacher Presents at Global IB Conference

Dr. Todd Brown, PhD., Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) Outreach Director, was recently invited to speak at the 2019 Global IB Conference held in New Orleans. The theme of the conference was “Generation IB” where educators from around the world gather to showcase collaborative skills and innovative ideas surrounding the mission of International Baccalaureate programs. During … Continue reading Sarasota Teacher Presents at Global IB Conference

Florida Cattlemen’s Association Hosts 85th Annual Convention

​The Florida Cattlemen’s Association recently hosted the sold-out, week-long 85th annual FCA Convention held at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. The events featured guest speakers, awards ceremonies, youth competitions, the election of a new association president and officers, an increase in attendance and the new “Share your Heritage” initiative. “The 85th annual Florida Cattlemen’s Convention was an incredible … Continue reading Florida Cattlemen’s Association Hosts 85th Annual Convention

Award-Winning Author Plans Visit to Sarasota Military Academy

Kyle Prue, author of ‘The Feud’ trilogy, which includes award-winning ‘The Sparks’, will visit Sarasota Military Academy (SMA), on Thursday, August 22, 2019 to speak to students and staff at the SMA high school and SMA Prep middle school campuses.  Prue began writing ‘The Sparks’, the first book in ‘The Feud’ series, at the age … Continue reading Award-Winning Author Plans Visit to Sarasota Military Academy

Sarasota Academy Celebrates Successful Education Summit

On Friday, August 9, 2019, Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) hosted the first annual SMA Inspire Education Summit, in partnership with SMA outreach director Todd Brown, PhD., at the SMA Prep middle school campus in Sarasota. The event, open to teachers, administrators and students, featured renowned speakers presenting on the topics of health, Earth and equality.  … Continue reading Sarasota Academy Celebrates Successful Education Summit

Florida Cattlemen’s Association Announces New President

The Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) recently elected Matt Pearce as the new FCA President during the 85th annual FCA Convention. Pearce, of Okeechobee, announced the “Share your Heritage” theme planned for his term as the FCA President. “I am proud to follow in the footsteps of many phenomenal leaders while representing Florida Cattlemen and Cattlewomen … Continue reading Florida Cattlemen’s Association Announces New President

Sarasota Teacher Receives CDC Fellowship Opportunity 

Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) teacher Todd Brown, PhD., creator of the SMA “Inspire Project” curriculum, was recently accepted into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Science Ambassador Fellowship program for 2019 - 2020.  One of only thirty teachers around the world to receive this invitation, Dr. Brown is the only non-science or math … Continue reading Sarasota Teacher Receives CDC Fellowship Opportunity