Each year our first graders complete a fun Market Day project to learn about entrepreneurship. They spend a month developing a product, making it, creating a shop, branding their shop, earning market day dollars to pay for their shop, even shooting a commercial and marketing their business. Our other Lower School students earn market day dollars by being responsible and kind. On Market day everyone comes to purchase items. This is such a fun way to learn about entrepreneurship at an early age. Check out these amazing projects in a video by student Sofie Aspegren.
We are proud to announce that Seacrest is the FHSAA Academic Team Champion in the class 2A Division for the 2020-21 academic year. Seacrest ranked number 1 in the class 2A Division for the highest average team GPAs. Congratulations to our scholar-athletes!
By Heidy Melendez-Torres '21
In March a group of Seacrest students was invited to attend the "The Future of Healthcare Summit" at Arthrex Campus. The event brought together doctors, innovators, CEOs, and top leaders in the healthcare industry for a series of Ted Talk-style presentations regarding the future of healthcare.
by Abigail Timmerman '21
Maria has been our cleaner here for many years. She is one of the kindest and most joyous people on campus. Maria is the type of person you would remember from her smile. Unfortunately, she had an accident and lost her front teeth. We soon discovered she didn't have dental insurance, so we offered to help. The Key Club wanted to get involved.
Congratulations to Heidy Melendez-Torres who placed first place in the Collier County Laws of Life Essay contest out of three thousand essays!
Seacrest was well represented in the Laws of Life Contest with five students gaining entry.
This fall, Seacrest senior Abigail Timmerman created The Alibi, an online literary magazine. Inspired by the name of a charming old boat Abigail passed on her way to school, Abigail felt “The Alibi” was an appropriate name for the magazine because of the nature of the creative process. “I was really fond of the idea that people could use their writing as an alibi.”
Chemistry of Cooking and Key Club students teamed up this week to serve Upper School students a holiday pancake breakfast. Dr. Bowden and Ms. Leidy, aided by seniors Julie Zegarra, Ian Bellow, and Hannah Bui, sparked a little holiday cheer in Seacrest students and staff by serving up freshly made chocolate chip pancakes to all those who passed by.
Learning chemistry through hands-on practical cooking knowledge is a win!
For a final project on Milton’s Paradise Lost, English teachers Mr. Owen Gemmer (‘15) and Dr. MaryZoe Bowden had their students depict a scene from from the 17th century epic poem in a creative medium of their own choosing. The students’ responses ranged from writing and performing a song as Eve (if she were a contemporary singer-songwriter) to baking a cake decorated like the Garden of Eden, with red devil’s food cake hidden inside.
If you step into a classroom at Seacrest’s Upper School, what will you find? If it’s Mr. Schott’s American Literature class this week, it will be an energetic debate about the merits of transcendentalism.