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Celebrating The First

Celebrating The First Academy PRESCHOOL-GRADE 12 A CHRIST-CENTERED, COLLEGE-PREPARATORY SCHOOL Athletics With 100% of varsity teams advancing to regional tournament play through the winter season, our student athletes have set the standard for competitive excellence in Central Florida. FHSAA Championships and Honors ( Girls Volleyball Class 4A State Champions ( Girls Golf Class 1A State Runner-Up ( Currently 2nd Place in the FHSAA All-Academic Program standings ( Girls Soccer won FACA All-Academic Team College Recruiting Individual and Coaching Honors ( Brynna DeLuzio, Volleyball - Dairy Farmers Class 4A Player of the Year, Under Armor All-American ( Bryson Richards Jr., Football - FACA District Player of the Year ( Chaundee Brown Jr., Basketball - Dairy Farmers 5A Player of the Year, Florida Gatorade Player of the Year, Orlando Sentinel 1st Team All Central Florida ( Cash Case, Baseball, District 11 FACA Player of the Year ( Haley Malone, Volleyball - Dairy Farmers Class 4A Coach of the Year ( Leroy Kinard, Football - FACA District Coach of the Year ( Chris Mayberry, Basketball - FABC Class 4A Coach of the Year & FACA District Coach of the Year ( Scott Grove, Baseball - FACA 4A District Coach of the Year Fine Arts Performing Arts Six students were honored at the Florida State Thespian Competition in Tampa, including two superior ratings for performances from Hannah Rose Cash and Mackenzie Wadsworth. Jack Elkins and Elliott Moffit earned a Superior with Distinction honor at the FBA State Solo & Ensemble Competition for their Mallet Duet; Guilherme Silva - Superior with Distinction, Snare Drum Solo; Elliot Moffit - Superior with Distinction, Marimba Solo. Visual Arts Seven TFA Middle and Upper School students received awards at the 2017 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. These honors included 8th grader Lauren Spalding’s 2D Best in Show Award for a relief print entitled, “Praying Mantis”; Jiuwell Sun Zhou (11th), Award of Distinction 2D; Sylvia Lin (10th), Award of Distinction 3D. Lower School Mother Son Bootcamp Our student athletes continue to be recruited by the best college programs in the country. the following students have committed to play intercollegiate athletics: Brynna DeLuzio, Volleyball, University of Colorado; Chaundee Brown Jr., Basketball, Wake Forest University; Malik William, Basketball, University of New Hampshire; Brooke Richards, Lacrosse, East Carolina University; Morgan Baxendale, Golf, Vanderbilt University; Kelsey Zeng, Golf, Stanford University; Cash Case, Baseball, University of Notre Dame; Bryson Richards, Football, Stetson University; Francis Ramirez, Softball, Miami Dade College; Vincent Merenda, Football, Washington and Jefferson College; Marshall Hilaman, Football, Southeastern University; Aaron Wright, Soccer, Alderson Broaddus University; Jaclynn Kelly, Soccer, The Kings College; Melisa Mason, Track and Field, North Greenville University; Cameron Pearson, Baseball, Fisher College; Nick Mackedon, Baseball, Trinity Baptist College; Gregory Summers II, Basketball, The United States Naval Academy; Devyn Taht, Lacrosse, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Grace Ebbesmeyer, Lacrosse, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Student athletes committed to play college athletics The First Academy’s production of “You Can’t Take it With You” Enrolling Now for 2017-2018 407.206.8602 www.TheFirstAcademy.org

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