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Mrs. Pereira used the Comicbook app on her iPad
to create this graphic of students utilizing different
applications to create their videos!

Eighth grade students in Spanish are pretending that someone (an alien or grandparent) who does not know how to use an iPad found one and is trying to access many of the features. To help teach the alien or grandparents how to use an iPad, they must prepare a how-to video using iMovie, Shadow Puppet or Pinnacle Studios to explain how to use an iPad using images, writing and audio. Students will be teaching these users how to turn on the iPad, take a picture, send an email, buy a song on iTunes and charge the iPad. Students will present the projects to their peers in class this week! No alien visitors have been scheduled to test the videos at this time.
Tampa Prep receives special Commendation from the Board of County Commissioners
of Hillsborough County
in celebration of the school's 40 years in Hillsborough County.

On Wednesday, April 22, Mr. Kevin Plummer, Mr. Chad Lewis, Mrs. Victoria Lewis and Ms. Suzy Lassacher attended the Board of County Commissioners meeting where they received a special award for the school. Tampa Preparatory School received this commendation due to the "unparalleled educational experience Tampa Prep provides." This award honored the school's 40 years in Hillsborough County and thanked the school for continuing to provide a world-class education for Hillsborough County students. The Board commended Tampa Prep on its recent honor of becoming an Apple Distinguished School, a designation given to schools that demonstrate innovation, leadership and educational excellence. Tampa Prep is proud to be in Hillsborough County and is looking forward to many more years of educating Hillsborough students!
Congratulations to these sophomores for their induction into National Honor Society!

Thirty-one sophomores and twenty-three juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society during a special assembly this week. Induction into this prestigious society is based on the applicant's character, leadership ability, scholarship and service. Tampa Prep's faculty all agreed that these students demonstrate these important characteristics. At the induction, National Honor Society members Hannah Campo, Nick Pullara, Emma Napper, Caneel Dixon and Wali Khan spoke about what it means to become a member of the National Honor Society.

Congratulations to these juniors on being inducted into the National Honor Society!

Congratulations to the following new inductees to the National Honor Society!

 10th Grade Inductees 
Tomiwa Bankole
Allie Blair
Nicolas Castro
Van Cates
Harrison Cheung
Conor Danahy
Carlin Dixon
Isabel Feuer
Connor Goering
Julianne Hatton
Elizabeth Hood
Sam Hull
Jordan Kelly
Sarina Kshatri
Alexander Lawson
Harrison Lorenzen
Ethan Marco
Jonathan Maya
Tristen Mee
Molly Monsour
Joshua Nadler
Neethi Narasimha
Madeline Panlilio
Aloki Patel
Amy Roher
Katie Rutz
Mackenzie Sheil
Blanka Somogyi
Xander Spriggs
Nicholas Stambo
Taylor Tveten
 11th Grade Inductees 
Lauren Bimonte
Mia Borlongan
Hannah Davidson
Samuel Dobbins
Lane Fahey
Michael Falcon
David Fletcher
Benjamin Hardin
Meghana Kartham
Kate Keslar
Matthew Leonardo
Jessica LoNigro
Abby Lowenkron
Haillie Lower
Stephanie Lukasik
Jared Lynn
Trent Miller
 Gerardo Miranda-Rivera
Adrian O'Sullivan
Madelynn Rey
Savannah Savitt
Robbie Vincent
Allison Wertheim

French students and their Tampa Prep hosts enjoy
in the Student Center before school.
Working on a robotics project with Mr. Quah was
highlight of the trip for many
of the French students.

Tampa Prep has been fortunate enough to host a variety of international students each year for either a year or through their entire Upper School experience. Having the opportunity to live and study with students from another country is an experience that changes how Tampa Prep students look at the world around them. Being able to learn about another culture by creating friendships with students their own age is an incredible way to learn about the world.

French students and hosts rode the Tampa trolleys
around on the weekend exploring downtown Tampa.

For the past week, Tampa Prep families and faculty have opened their homes and classrooms to ten French exchange students. The students are from a private school in Thionville, France, who wanted to experience American school life and culture. The French students have worked on an art project, a robotics project and shared their insights and experiences with Tampa Prep students. Over the weekend, the French students had the chance to explore Tampa and participate in a variety of fun activities and outings with their host families. They have a few more days to explore the Tampa Bay area before their trip home. Even though they were only here for about a week and a half, many of the students have discovered new close friends and developed bonds that will last!

French students work with Tampa Prep
students taking French 1.
The French students had a great time
walking along the Riverwalk with their
Tampa Prep hosts.

Camille B. promotes the work
Tampa Prep students do
with Teen Court.
Alice H. and Camille B. spread the word about
Students for Seniors at C.A.F.E.

Blessed by a beautiful day, the third annual Charity Awareness Fair and Expo (CAFE) was a decided success on last weekend. C.A.F.E. Board of Directors' member Adrian O'Sullivan, performing as a master of ceremonies, introduced Stephanie Lukasik who sang the national anthem to officially begin the program. The Expo included over fifty charities with community service opportunities to get the over 1,500 attendees involved. Meredith Cook, Harrison Lorenzen and Adrian O'Sullivan provided musical entertainment throughout the event. Stephanie Lukasik, Alice Hamilton and Camille Benson represented Tampa Prep's Students For Seniors at a table next to Teen Court, where a staff member and Adrian took turns greeting the public. Tampa Prep students were also represented at the ECHO table, as well as throughout the Expo spreding the word on the different opportunities available. C.A.F.E. is a great event because Terrapins can inspire community members to get involved in the causes that they are passionate about!
Congratulations to all members of Legio Terrapin! Ryan C. waiting for the judges
in the Costume Contest

The 66th Florida Junior Classical League State Latin Forum had 52 schools and nearly 900 competitors, plus friends, sponsors and chaperones in attendance. This year Legio Terrapin brought 11 Upper School and 11 Middle School students to the field with the best showing ever. Students showed their smarts, their skills, their creativity, their spirit and their energy. Check out this blog that Mia Borlongan wrote about her experience participating in the Junior Classical League State Latin Forum on TerpSpeak!

The Philhellenes:  Ethan G., Kristof A., Chase R., Alexander R.
and Jack C. celebrate wins in Hellenic History
When Catapults are outlawed,
only outlaws (and JCLers)
will have catapults!

Months of work brought outstanding performances in Drama, both Latin and original English, stunning artifacts in metal-- including a safe with a working lock and an Imperial crown, textiles and mosaic. Years of study brought Academic honors both in the testing and the live quiz game, Certamen, and a 3rd consecutive 1st for Nick Buhite in Games with his original strategy game, Corvi et Insulae. Their Junior Classical League spirit had them screaming and passing the Standard, competing to be Venus and Adonis, making Impromptu Art about Heroes and even running for state office (where they are waiting for a run-off election!) Not to mention Mystery Tests, devouring pizzas, playing cards in the hall til midnight, meeting old friends and making new ones. Mrs. Curtis was the Mater Castrorum (Mother of the Camp) and we are so grateful for her kindness, patience, and enthusiasm in chaperoning this event.

Middle School students enjoy Opening Ceremonies
with Mr. Seary as Emperor.

Mia Borlongan: Dramatic Interpretation Female Prose - 3rd; Latin Sight Reading - 3rd; Open Certamen Advanced - 7th
Nick Buhite: Games 10-12 - 1st (third year in a row); Academic Decathlon - 7th ; Advanced Geography - 8th; Open Certamen Advanced - 6th
Conor Danahy: Miscellaneous 10-12 - 1st
Lauren Danahy: 2D Non- Graphic 5 - 3rd  
Alex Lawson: Geography II - 4th; Open Certamen II - 3rd
Rammi Quah: Advanced Grammar - 9th
Kataryna Restrepo: Derivatives II - 3rd ;  Miscellaneous 10-12 - 3rd ; Open Certamen II - 5th
Bianca Rivera-Irions: Declamations 5-9 - 1st; Hellenic History II - 8th
Angela Vari: Textile Arts 5-9 - 1st; Derivatives II - 8th
Ty Weathers: Poetry Comprehension - 3rd
Zach Welch: Open Certamen II - 4th
Kristof Acs: Hellenic History I - 5th
Aidan Alikhan: Models 5-9 - 5th; Quattuorsquare - 8th
Jay Canale: Customs ½ - 5th; History of Empire ½ - 5th
Jack Collison: Bellum Aquae - 4th; Hellenic History I - 7th;  History of Empire I - 10th
Reagan Curtis: Costumes Female 5-9 - 1st; Shuttle Run - 5th
Ryan Curtis: Costumes Male 5-9 - 1st
Ethan Graff: Hellenic History I - 8th; Drawings 5-9 - 9th
Chase Renninger: Geography I - 4th; Hellenic History I - 7th
Alexander Rodriguez: Hellenic History I - 4th; Painting 5-9 - 7th
Patrick Siegenthaler: Shuttle Run - 7th

T-Shirt (designed by Mia, Conor, and Adrian O’Sullivan): 7th

Creative: 4th (previous high: 7th)
Overall: 10th  (previous high: 17th)

Family and friends had the opportunity to view amazing projects
from these sixth grade students!

Friday, April 10th was the culmination of a year-long project for the Middle School English classes. During the first semester of Middle School English classes, all students read novels of their own choosing for twenty minutes every Monday during class. At the end of the first semester, students selected one of those books to use for a project during the second semester. Independent reading time turned into project time in class every Monday, and students worked on projects that included multiple facets of their creativity and genres of writing. 

These sixth grade girls are excited
to showcase their projects!
Parents watch book trailers created
by seventh grade students.

Students used analytical writing skills to research a topic from their novels and also used their creative writing skills to create various texts that put them in the place of their characters (for instance diary entries, memoirs, text messages, scrapbook pages, etc.). Students also crafted 3-D models to represent some important aspect of their novels and book trailers (much like movie trailers) to entice others to read their books.

Seventh grade students took over the Student Center to show off their amazing projects.

The students seemed quite proud to display their models and play their trailers on the projectors for all to see.  This was the first time doing this project, and Mrs. Bahtic and Mrs. Lonetto were very proud of their students. Thanks to all the parents and members of the Tampa Prep community that helped to make this presentation day a success!

Eighth grade students proudly display their incredible English projects for family and friends.

Mr. Dave Mishkin, announcer for the Tampa Bay Lightning's Bolts Radio, spent lunch with TPTV students last Friday talking about careers in broadcasting. Mr. Mishkin found a successful career announcing for the Tampa Bay Lightning by working his way through the media field. He provided students advice on how to begin working in his field. He encouraged students to continue what they are doing as he was very impressed by the amount of talent the TPTV students demonstrated. He expressed that he did not have this kind of training prior to beginning his first job in radio, so Tampa Prep students are already further than he was at this point in their lives. Mr. Mishkin explained the importance of an internship and encouraged students to try out different jobs in the media field to help figure out what suits them.
TPTV students interested in broadcasting had the opportunity to speak
with the Tampa Bay Lightning's Bolts Radio broadcaster Dave Mishkin.

One of the main topics covered by the presentation was how to be a good broadcaster. He reminded students that determining a "good" broadcaster can be both objective and subjective. While some fans prefer their announcer to be loud and to get passionate about the plays, others prefer a more subdued commentator. Even though much of being a good announcer is subjective to the fan or listener, there are a few important tips to being a great broadcaster. Broadcasters must keep up with the plays to give their audience an accurate description of the game. It is very important to know the rules, so the broadcaster can relay the information accurately in a way that is easy to understand to a listener who may not know the rules. It is imperative that a broadcaster is able to correctly identify all players on both teams, so it is important to stay up-to-date on the entire league. Mr. Mishkin expressed the importance of broadcasters being able to speak clearly, especially in radio, as well as saying the score as often as possible. The final piece of advice he shared was to be as descriptive as possible. Since fans istening to the radio don't have the opportunity to see all of the action, it is one of the broadcaster's biggest responsibilities to set the scene by describing the action in detail.

Students were able to ask Mr. Mishkin questions and share what their goals are in the field of broadcasting. This was a great opportunity for TPTV students to be able to spend time with someone in their field working for a professional sports team. Thank you, Mr. Mishkin, for sharing your insight with our students.
These students did a great job helping out Feeding America Tampa Bay!

Last week, Ms. Grosso's 6th period class volunteered their time to Feeding America Tampa Bay. The students spent two hours sorting through boxes of donated food and arranging them into the proper categories. With 23 different categories, students were careful to sort them into the proper area, weigh the box to ensure its correct weight, then package and label the boxes for proper storage. Going out into the community to give back is always a great experience for the students. In the end, the students sorted through 1.5 tons of food. Great job!
Congratulations to these student-athletes, families, friends and coaches!

During last week’s Friday Assembly, the school honored seven senior student-athletes. Congratulations to Kam Beach, Claire Blumenthal, Bryan Greenbaum, Matt Hodges, Donoven Hough, Olivia Marshall, Ariana Mosley, Corey Perkins, Marcus Ransom, Andrew Samuels and Alexa Steele-Weintraub on their well-deserved achievements!

Kam Beach - Kam will attend the University of Bridgeport where she will play softball for the Knights. Bridgeport is a Division 2 school in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that participates in the East Coast Conference.

Claire Blumenthal - Claire will attend the University of South Carolina where she will play volleyball for the Gamecocks. South Carolina is a Division 1 school in Columbia, South Carolina, that participates in the South Eastern Conference.

Bryan Greenbaum - Bryan will attend Belmont Abbey where he will wrestle for the Crusaders. Belmont is a Division 2 school in Belmont, North Carolina that participates in the Carolinas Conference.

Matt Hodges - Matt will attend Florence Darlington Tech where he will play baseball for the Stingers. Florence is a Division 1 Junior College in Florence, South Carolina, and participates in the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Donoven Hough - Donoven will attend Campbell University where he will wrestle for the Camels. Campbell is a Division 1 school in Buies Creek, North Carolina, that participates in the Southern Conference.

Olivia Marshall - Olivia will attend Rhodes College where she will play soccer for the Lynx. Rhodes is a Division 3 school in Memphis, Tennessee, that participates in the Southern Athletic Association.

Ariana Mosley - Ariana will attend The Air Force Academy where she will play volleyball for the Falcons. Air Force is a Division 1 school in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that participates in the Mountain West Conference.

Corey Perkins - Corey will attend the University of Delaware where she will play volleyball for the Fighting Blue Hens. Delaware is a Division 1 school in Newark, Delaware, that participates in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Marcus Ransom - Marcus will attend Emory University where he will play basketball for the Eagles. Emory is a Division 3 school in Atlanta, Georgia, that participates in the United Athletic Association.

Andrew Samuels - Andrew will attend The University of Maryland where he will play soccer for the Terrapins. Maryland is a Division 1 school in College Park, Maryland, that participates in the Big 10 Conference.

Alexa Steele-Weintraub - Alexa will attend Brandeis University where she will play soccer for the Judges. Brandeis is a Division 3 school in Waltham, Massachusetts, that competes in the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Student-athletes sign their athletic scholarship letters.

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