2020

  • Spotlight on Samantha Lucas Plummer '09

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Samantha Lucas Plummer '09 and her husband Austin recently opened Plummer Pet Hospital in St. Petersburg. Read about their path to becoming business owners. 
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  • Walker on the Water

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Walker Willis '19 began volunteering with Save Crystal River in the summer of 2020. He created the blog "Walker on the Water” to show the importance of Save Crystal River and the beauty of Crystal River. 
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  • Alumni Faculty Spotlight: Courtney Huenink Ellis ‘02

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Over the course of the year we will spotlight Faculty Alumni. We hope you enjoy hearing stories from their days as students. Their deep knowledge of our Shorecrest community certainly helps to guide us as we move forward.
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  • THE DANGER OF A SINGLE STORY

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Please join the Alumni Association and Shorecrest's Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Roderick Avery Fludd, for a discussion of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Ted Talk "The Danger of a Single Story."
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  • Chargers Alumni Virtual Book Club

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    You're invited to join the Alumni Book Club, hosted by Upper School faculty member, Ron Heller. 
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  • Becky's Lovingly Remembered Shorecrest Outdoor School Experience

    by Preserve the 'Burg Newsletter, August 2020
    In response to Preserve the 'Burg's request last week for folks to share some of their early 'Burg experiences, we heard from PTB member Becky Day Wilson, whose roots in St. Petersburg extend back to the early 1900's. She sent several pictures of early times, one of which inspired our research into the Shorecrest Outdoor School.
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  • Changemakers Launch People4Tomorrow

    by Florida Trend's "NEXT"
    What do food and medicine have in common? They have the same goal: the health and happiness of all people. Two graduates of Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg have joined together to start a non-profit called People4Tomorrow, which combines these seemingly different fields into a single, powerful mission: “to catalyze the regeneration of our planet, our societies, and ourselves through education, advocacy, and collaboration.” 
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  • ADAA

    NOMINATIONS OPEN for Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    For an alumnus to be considered for the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, the candidate must have attended Shorecrest for a minimum of 4 years, and at least 15 years shall have elapsed since his/her graduation.
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  • Rethinking Reunions

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    We are ready to plan virtual reunions for classes of 1980, 1995, 2000, 2010 and 2015.
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  • Awards and Scholarships for Chargers At Broadway Star of the Future Awards

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Evan Hoefer ’21, Eric Jacobson ’21, and Shannon Wright ’20 were honored during the 2020 Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase which aired on July 26, 2020, via YouTube. The Straz Center hosts the annual Broadway Star of the Future Awards Program to celebrate the outstanding achievements in high school theater in the Tampa Bay Area.
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  • Graham Heckert '19, Mechanical Engineering

    by bucknell.edu
    After riding along when his father test drove a Tesla, Graham Heckert '19 was hooked on electric cars. As he began to see the connections between the emerging technology and the concepts he was learning in his high school science classes, he realized he could do more than drive one himself someday.
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  • Actionable Steps towards a more Inclusive Community

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    The current social climate has stirred feelings and stories from our community members that indicate our imperfect past as an institution. We are committed to examining our past and present as we work toward a more inclusive future. We seek to provide an environment that embraces and celebrates differences and feels like home to all.
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  • Listening, Learning and Working Toward a More Inclusive World

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster, et al
    We mourn the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many other innocent men and women of color. We recognize that these events have a deeply personal impact on our African-American community members. We acknowledge your pain and stand in solidarity with you.
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  • HONORING HANNAH AND PROTECTING OUR PLANET IN HER MEMORY

    by uscj.org
    People across North America are boosting their sustainability efforts to honor a beloved member of our community, Hannah Weiss '16. 
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  • St. Petersburg Arts Alliance announces 2020 Grant Awardees

    by The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance
    William Leavengood '78 and composer Constantine Grame, will present GASPARILLA: THE MUSICAL in a workshop in the form of a reading/singing of the musical in the Palladium’s Hough Hall with help from a grant from St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
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  • Spotlight on Dr. David Fleece ‘83 and Dr. Adam Prawer '01

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    We salute our Shorecrest community members, Chargers Alumni and all those who serve in the medical and health care industry. Thank you for your dedication to the health and wellbeing of those in your care.
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  • Spotlight on Jackson Willis '15

    by Alumni Association
    Jackson Stovall Willis ‘15, began Shorecrest in Jr. Kindergarten; graduated Valedictorian, was Shorecrest's first U.S. Presidential Scholar, was named Outstanding Senior in 2015, and headed to Yale University. There he studied in the Directed Studies Program in Western Thought, the Peace and Dialogue Leadership Initiative, and Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, where his research focused on shareholder activism for social responsibility. Jackson is the first Exceptional Distinction designee from the Yale Humanities Program in over two decades.
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  • Welcome Blair Gil '07, Varsity Cheer Coach

    by Athletics Department
    Shorecrest would like to welcome their new Varsity Cheer Coach, Blair Gil '07. In addition to being a 2007 graduate of Shorecrest, this past year Blair was the head coach of the Middle School Cheer Chargers. Prior to coaching at Shorecrest, Blair was the head Varsity Cheer coach at St. Pete Catholic for 4 years.
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  • Class of 2020 Drive-Through Diploma Distribution

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On Sunday, May 17, 2020, Shorecrest Preparatory School held a Parade and Drive-Through Diploma Distribution for the 85-member Class of 2020 - the first class to receive their diplomas through "carline." Vehicles packed with emotional family members drove one-by-one around campus, past classmates, teachers, administrators, friends and Sparky.
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  • Skyler Ellenburg ‘14 Announced as Head Varsity Girls Soccer Coach

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Former Chargers soccer team Captain and leading team scorer in 2011-2014, Skyler Ellenburg ‘14, will lead the Chargers on the field as the new Head Coach of the girls varsity soccer team. 
    Ellenburg will replace Coach Neal Wolfrath, who is relocating to the east coast of Florida. 
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  • Spotlight on Chris Craig ‘02

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Chris Craig is a Shorecrest lifer, having attended the school from junior kindergarten through his graduation in 2002. We recently caught up with Chris for a cup of coffee at the Starbucks on 4th Street and 54th Ave N, a spot frequented by much of the Shorecrest community. Our meeting location was a stone's throw from Chris’ new business, Brightway Insurance at 5001 4th Street N.
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  • Carolyn Sloss ’85, Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award Recipient

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    On March 6, during an Upper School Assembly, Carolyn Sloss ’85 was presented with the 2019-2020 Shorecrest Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award. 
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  • Faculty Spotlight on Tracie Belt

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Since joining the Shorecrest community in 1994, Tracie Belt has held teaching positions in both the Lower and Middle Schools. Now the Director of The Learning Center at Shorecrest, Tracie leads the school’s efforts to provide support to students, parents, and teachers to optimize learning and student achievement. We asked Tracie to tell us a little about herself and her time thus far at Shorecrest.
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  • Kindergarteners Study Needs, Wants and Rights

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Kindergarteners are studying things people need vs. things people want. Right now their focus is on our need for food. Farmer Ray from Wunderfarms spoke with kindergarteners this week about gardening and composting. Ray Wunderlich III is a Charger alumnus who grows and donates food for St. Pete area food banks.
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  • Celebrating Legacy Families [video]

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest alumni and their Shorecrest students gathered in Charger Commons on Friday, February 28 for the Alumni Association's annual Legacy Breakfast. For nearly 70 current Shorecrest families, donning the green and gold is a family tradition!
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  • Join the Charger Challenge!

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Calling all Chargers! Beginning at 8am on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, and running until 5pm on Friday, February 14, we are asking Shorecrest Alumni to consider joining The Charger Challenge and make a gift of any size.
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  • JK Students Study Collage art at Morean Art Center

    by Jill Gallego and Brenda Rosas, JK Teachers
    On Thursday, Jr. Kindergarten students in The Experiential School of Tampa Bay shared a field experience at the Morean Art Center in downtown St. Petersburg. There they met Shorecrest alumna and artist, Beth Reynolds ‘84. She shared one of her own passions, portrait photography, along with the collage-style art of Chinese-American artist Kirk Ke Wang.
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  • Faculty Spotlight on Ron Heller

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    For many alumni, Ron Heller is the face of Shorecrest. From his quirky nicknames for students to the popular Alumnipaloozas, to his extensive experience as a chaperone for student travel abroad, Ron (as he is known by alumni and students alike) has made life-long connections at Shorecrest.
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  • Six Questions with Mark Stroud '08

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    6 Questions with Chief Operating Officer for Lindell Investments, Inc., Mark Stroud '08.
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  • Spotlight on David Ison '91

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Our Alumni Spotlights series shares the stories of Shorecrest graduates in all phases of their careers – from emerging leaders to established experts. Our latest spotlight follows the early childhood passion of David Ison ‘91 and how this passion translated to a career in aviation and now education.
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  • PR and Physics Student Zack Savitsky '17 Finds His Passion in Science Communication

    by Madison Hindo, University of Florida Public Relations 2020
    When Zack Savitsky '17 was applying to colleges, he was torn between his love for English and science. While he was trying to make a decision, he discovered the science communication community and realized the unique field would allow him to combine his passions. From then on, he was hooked.
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