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Sarasota Professional Named Air Force Association STEM Teacher of the Year

Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) Outreach Director Dr. Todd Brown, PhD. was recently recognized as the “STEM teacher of the Year” by the Florida West Coast chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA). The award was presented to Dr. Brown in October at the Sarasota Military Academy Prep middle school campus.  Nominated by SMA-COL Tom Vara, … Continue reading Sarasota Professional Named Air Force Association STEM Teacher of the Year

Sarasota Academy Announces 2019 – 2020 Inspire Project Speaker List

Sarasota Military Academy, a local public charter school, has released a list of celebrity guests and industry experts scheduled to present during the annual “Inspire Project” curriculum, a program created by Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) Outreach Director Todd Brown, Ph.D.  The Inspire Project, which focuses on the topics of Health, Equality, and Earth, includes the … Continue reading Sarasota Academy Announces 2019 – 2020 Inspire Project Speaker List

Sarasota Student Receives Legion of Valor Achievement Award

Sarasota Military Academy senior Juliana Rendle was recently announced as a recipient of the prestigious Legion of Valor “Bronze Cross for Achievement” award from The Legion of Valor of the United States of America, Inc. organization. The award, given annually, celebrates the achievement of scholastic excellence in military and academic subjects for outstanding cadets. With … Continue reading Sarasota Student Receives Legion of Valor Achievement Award

Sarasota Academy Outreach Director Presents at Global Education Summit in China

Dr. Todd Brown, PhD., Sarasota Military Academy Outreach Director, was recently invited to run a workshop and give a keynote address at the Shekou SDG’s conference in Shekou, China in September 2019. According to the conference website, the SDG Summit is an inaugural gathering of global educators with the goal of building capacity, connection and … Continue reading Sarasota Academy Outreach Director Presents at Global Education Summit in China

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