by: Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair
Upper School students who participate in Shorecrest’s Global Scholars Initiative attended a lecture by Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne on Thursday, December 6. The Tampa Bay Council on Foreign Relations remarks were titled, “Building Partnership with Mexico.” Ambassador Wayne provided his analysis of a series of issues important to U.S. – Mexican relations.
Congratulations to Erin Mullins '20, whose photograph "Cecilia" was selected for the 2018 Drexel Photography High School Contest Exhibition. Congratulations to Lauren White '21, whose drawing "Paganini Still Plays" will be exhibited at the Dalí Museum for the Student Surrealists Exhibition. Congratulations to Angel Cherman '19, whose art work is once again being featured as part of a fundraising event for Academy Prep.
Jason Pennock joined the Upper School Recording Arts students on Wednesday to offer a songwriting masterclass. Students played their compositions for Mr. Pennock and received vocal writing and song structure feedback, and gained wisdom as they prepare their final composition projects.
by: Roderick Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Once again the Shorecrest community will participate in St. Petersburg's Dream Big Parade (formerly the MLK Drum Major for Justice Parade.) The parade will be held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 21. Every member of the community is encouraged to wear your Charger Green & Gold and to march with us as the parade weaves through downtown St. Petersburg.
Spring Sport start dates are around the corner and we’re listing them below for your calendars! If you are interested in conditioning for a team prior to your start date, reach out to the coaches listed or our Strength & Performance Coach, Richie Cameron, and they can help get you going!
by: Marina Pallares, US World Language Department Chair
Host families are needed for two weeks for the annual French Exchange Program, January 31 - February 15, 2019.
Hundreds of students over the past 23 years have participated in the exchange program between Shorecrest and lycée Bayen, France. Host families are needed to continue this enriching and fun tradition. We need 9 more families for 2 weeks. The 9 students still waiting for host families are all girls. These students are financially independent and have health insurance. All of them speak English.
This year for Grandparents and Special Friends Day SCA is starting a #jointheflock initiative. Florida’s iconic pink yard flamingos will be placed in a flock in front of the Janet Root Theatre to represent that our families are unique but we flock together. The flamingos will be on sale between December 15-January 24 and are $25 each. All proceeds from the sales of the flamingos go directly to the Shorecrest Community Association.