Admiral Farragut Academy - Review #7
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||1975-1980|
|Sports and Activities:||sports: intramural, sailing team-won class sailing trophy,Captain- fencing team, debating team, Cadet Officer|
|College Enrolled:||St. Pete Collage, Univ. Of South Florida|
|Home Town, State:||Tampa, FL|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Great education, although i didn't appreciate at the time. i also learned how to be a gentleman and Naval Science
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
As you earned rank, you earned responsibility and the responsibility of those under you. Some of the guys were not good but most of us took care of those under us because we had been there and our job was to help them get through in of course within the military decorum.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
No I wouldn't. It gave me direction. It made me a better person. It made me a caring person. I've made close friends for a life time. Although I worked in Arts, it taught me discipline and for that it self, I'm grateful and happy I wasn't raised entirely by my parents.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I got to be Navy. It sure helped in Navy boot camp and in the service itself,
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Not really. You were given choices to some extent
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The arts were not given any importance. It was a military school although I was artistically inclined. They had glee club, school paper. It was a spit and polish in the early '60's and I think it could compete with the Naval Academy with military decorum. It was a Naval Honor School before Vietnam. once in collage I gravitated to the arts. Sadly today, the military part is somewhat diminished.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
St. Petersburg Florida. We went to movies, sailing, the beach (girls), school dances (girls). went to Tampa a lot since my family lived there.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Structured military. we were all in it together.
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