2021

  • Welcome Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of Experiential School

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    After an extensive national search, we are pleased to announce that Adriana Hollenbeck, a highly talented and experienced early childhood educator, has been named Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay. Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, Adriana will ensure that our Experiential School program thrives and continues to provide the best educational foundation for our youngest learners.
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  • Charger US Figure Skating Silver Medalist

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    In January, Shorecrest freshman Eric Heston '24 competed in the 2021 US Figure Skating Championship Series. He placed second in the country in his age group! His results qualified him for the 2021 National Development Team.
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  • Shorecrest Performing Arts Presents  “SOMETHING ROTTEN!” the Musical

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The award-winning Shorecrest Performing Arts thespians are back in the Janet Root Theatre for the hilarious musical “Something Rotten!” Nominated for numerous Tony Awards including Best Musical, “Something Rotten!” will be performed April 21 - May 2, 2021, at Shorecrest Preparatory School.
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  • Service Week 2021 at Shorecrest

    by 2021 Service Week Storytelling Group
    During Service Week, ninth, tenth and twelfth grade students at Shorecrest gave back to the community in ways they couldn’t recently, reinforcing empathetic and compassionate behavior.
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  • Contributing Charger: Natalie Peck Spada ’96

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Services
    One of Shorecrest's greatest assets is our Community, specifically our behind-the-scenes volunteers. We asked long time community member and this year’s SCA co-Secretary, Natalie Peck Spada ’96, to share what it means to be a part of the Shorecrest Community.
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  • Nominate a Volunteer of the Year

    by Andi Mullins, 2020 Co-Volunteer of the Year
    Many wonderful people give their time, energy, and effort to Shorecrest each year. If you know of someone whose contributions have been outstanding, please NOMINATE that person for the Janet Root Volunteer of the Year Award.
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  • Shortened Quarantine Policy for Close Contacts

    by Health & Safety Task Force
    Based on the recent announcement from the CDC regarding a shortened quarantine period for those exposed to COVID-19, and with consideration of local circumstances and resources, the Health & Safety Task Force will implement a 10-day quarantine period specifically for asymptomatic close contacts.
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  • Heidi Hicks '21 Awarded National Gold Key Art Award

    by Charla Gaglio, Chair - Visual Arts Department
    This week 1,700 students received news of their recognition at the national level of the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards program. Heidi Hicks '21 won a Gold Medal for her painting, "Perception."
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  • Chargers Win National French Award, Donate Winnings

    by Sidy Ndiaye, Upper School French Teacher
    Shorecrest Upper School French Cían McCarthy ‘22, Théo Simon ‘22, Johnny Elwyn ‘22 and Ben Neuhoff ‘22 won honorable mention in the AATF 2020 National French Week Media Contest. The students received $75, which they donated to students in Senegal to use towards purchasing school supplies.
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  • Chargers Earn Spaces at National History Day State Competition

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to the Shorecrest Chargers who participated in this year's Pinellas History Day competition. 1st and 2nd place winners go on to compete at the state and national level. This year’s theme was Communication in History. 
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  • Contributing Charger: Dan Prasatthong '84

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Services
    This week’s Contributing Charger is Dr. Dan Prasatthong '84, an alumnus, a parent of alumna Senna Prasatthong-osoth ‘19, and a long-time supporter of the visual and performing arts at Shorecrest. His dental practice, Levitt and Prasatthong, DDS, PA, is once again our annual Premiere Visual and Performing Arts Sponsor and this week’s Giving Day Sponsor.
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  • Summer Camps Updated

    by Shorecrest Auxiliary Programs
    Summer programs are a tradition at Shorecrest. A variety of programs are planned for students of all ages running June 7 - August 6.
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  • Contributing Chargers: The Root Family

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Services
    This week’s Contributing Chargers are Dr. Allen Root, husband to former chair of the Arts and Humanities Department Janet Root H'16, and their family - Jennifer '81, Michael '85, and Jonathan. The Roots continue to support the foundation of success that Janet created during her 40 year span of volunteerism at Shorecrest.
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  • 2015 MS Track Championships

    Faculty Spotlight on Coach Cameron

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Like many of our beloved faculty members, Coach Cameron’s impact and ability to engage, inspire and lead is a testament to his care for his students and dedication to his profession. Richie Cameron joined the Shorecrest faculty in 2011, and has had the unique opportunity to work in the Lower School, Middle School and Upper School. For the last 5 years, Coach Cameron has been the Health and Fitness teacher in the Upper School, while also serving as Coach for our Track & Field team and the Strength and Performance Coach for all of our Athletic teams.
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  • Sarah Lankford '22 State Championship Banner Reveal

    by Anthony McCall, Athletic Director
    On November 15, 2020, everyone present at the 1A State Swim and Dive Meet witnessed an incredible performance by Sarah Lankford '22! She earned 1st place in the 200 Free (1:49.21) and 3rd place in the 500 Free (4:55.36). We honored Sarah with the unveiling of a state championship banner which will be a constant reminder for all those who enter the Crisp Gym of her remarkable achievement.
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  • Two Shorecrest Seniors Earn U.S. Presidential Scholar Nominations

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Hailey Levitz '21 and Evan Hoefer '21, both graduating seniors at Shorecrest Preparatory School, have been named candidates for the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
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  • SHORECREST SEMIFINALISTS ADVANCE IN NATIONAL MERIT COMPETITION

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Jonathan Currie '21, Hailey Levitz '21 and Leddon Zwack '21 have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. All three students were named National Merit Semifinalists and have advanced to the next round of competition. In addition, the Shorecrest Class of 2021 includes Semifinalist Matthew Lovelace and Commended Students Summer Ford, Zachary Hahn and Sam Herlihy.
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer beat St. Stephens in 2A Regional Quarterfinals

    by Coach Idinge
    Shorecrest Chargers Varsity Girls Soccer beat St. Stephens 5-0 in the 2A Regional Quarterfinals. The Chargers move on to play on Friday, February 19 vs Indian Rocks Christian in the 2A Girls Soccer Regional Semi-Finals on Haskell Field at 7pm. More details here.
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  • Honoring Alumni with the Charger Challenge

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Beginning on Wednesday, February 9, 2021, and running through Thursday, February 11, 2021, the Shorecrest Alumni Association asked Chargers Alumni to consider joining The Charger Challenge. 100 Alumni, Alumni Parents and Friends joined the Challenge!
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  • Coach Draper Earns Double-Goal Coach® Award!

    by Athletics Department
    Positive Coaching Alliance-Tampa Bay recently announced that Coach Draper has been named a winner of PCA-Tampa Bay’s Regional Double-Goal Coach® Award! The great honor is given to youth sports coaches who embody the ideals of a Double-Goal Coach: striving to win while also pursuing the important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. 
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  • Shorecrest Wins Silver in CASE District III Awards

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    In recognition of institutional excellence in marketing and communications, Shorecrest's Health and Safety Statement was a winning entry in the 2020 CASE District III awards, receiving a silver award in the category of Communications Pivot. The CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District III award programs recognized the very best in advancement across the Southeast during a live, virtual Awards Presentation on Thursday, January 28, 2021.
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  • Watch Livestreamed Chargers Athletics

    by Athletics Department
    How to watch livestreamed Haskell Field and Crisp Gym Chargers Athletics home games.
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  • Introducing the Doris and Donna Friendship Fund

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest is proud to announce the creation of the Doris and Donna Friendship Fund, the first gift of its kind, supporting both the completion of Charger Commons and the opportunity for a full, four-year scholarship for a deserving student.
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  • Mila's Song available on Apple Music and iTunes

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    During our distance learning days in spring 2020, Mila Salamone '22 wrote and recorded music with her dad (a former audio engineer). Her original song, "Away," is now available on Apple Music and iTunes.
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  • The ‘Why’ of Technology

    by Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology
    When conducting technology-related professional learning experiences, I often start my sessions with the video “Know Your Why” by comedian Michael Jr. The lesson shared is that “when you know your ‘why’ then your ‘what’ has more impact, because you’re working towards your purpose.”
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  • Heather Vidal publishes Literacy Resource for Educators

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Heather Vidal is a Literacy Specialist in The Learning Center at Shorecrest Preparatory School. She shared some of her tested techniques with other educators in a new book, “Teach Reading with Orton-Gillingham: 72 Classroom-Ready Lessons to Help Struggling Readers and Students with Dyslexia Learn to Love Reading.” The book offers research-based suggestions and lesson plans to make reading multisensory and engaging.
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  • Brenna Dukes '21 earns Dr. MLK’s Legacy Award for dedication to service

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest senior Brenna Dukes '21 was honored with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Scholar Citizens Award by the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus. The purpose of the award is to honor high school students from throughout Pinellas County for embodying the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through their commitment to community service, volunteerism, social justice and civil rights.
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  • Lucille P. '28 wins Hispanic Heritage Month Contest, College Scholarship

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest fifth grader Lucille P. won a full 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation from a statewide Hispanic Heritage Month student essay contest. Lucille detailed what an inspirational influence her tennis coach, Jorge, has been in her life.
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  • Tiffany Blessing, Director of College Counseling, Invited to Serve on Princeton Advisory

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest Director of College Counseling, Tiffany Blessing, has been invited to serve on Princeton University’s inaugural Princeton Counselor Advisory (PCA). PCA is an 15-member group of college access advisors and college counselors invited to work with the Princeton Office of Admission to live out the unofficial motto of Princeton: “In the nation’s service and in service of humanity.”
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