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One of the benefits of the later start to the school day is the opportunity for Tampa Prep's faculty to collaborate in morning meetings. Today teachers participated in technology sessions, sharing some of the products they have been using on iPads in classrooms. The collaboration allows teachers to learn from others who have used new applications in  classes and discuss the benefits for various subjects. As our teachers share the latest trends in the ever-evolving technology available for educators, they model lifelong learning for our students, who reap the benefits of these sessions in classes each day.

Mrs. Bridges-Pereira demonstrates how to use an app
to create games for fun, interactive learning.

Faculty members create avatars during a session
about video creation and interactive tools.

At this year's FSRA Sculling State Championships, Tampa Prep took two state championship titles: Josh Kravitz took the Men's Single title and Krissi Damm and Astrid Skjaerpe earned the Women's Varsity Double title for Prep's second consecutive year!
2013 Men's Single Scull
Scholastic State Champion
Josh Kravitz.
2013 Women's Varsity Double
Scholastic
State Champions (L - R)
Astrid Skjaerpe and Krissi Damm.

In the Men's Single Grand Final, the Prep A boat (Josh Kravitz) took 5th behind four club teams to win the Scholastic State Championship. Kravitz made it to the Grand Final after a thrilling four-boat finish in the semifinal, where all four boats finished within two seconds of each other. This is Prep's first Scholastic State Championship in the Men's single, ever! The Women's Varsity Double team (Krissi Damm, Astrid Skjaerpe) finished 3rd overall and 1st scholastically to take home the Scholastic State Championship for the second year!
Women's Varsity 4, Men's Varsity 4 and Freshman 4
bring home state championship titles!

In the FSRA Sweep Rowing Championship, Tampa Prep took scholastic state titles in three events! The Men’s Freshman 4 (Luke Smith, Matt Leonardo, Spencer Burdge, Elias Latimer, Audrey Carver), Men’s Varsity 4 (Marc Bremmer, Colin Bentley, Austin Hunter, Robbie Carter, Natalie Waller) and Women’s Varsity 4 (Krissi Damm, Astrid Skjaerpe, Nathalie Damm, Madelynn Rey, Colleen Shiels) all brought home titles!

Early on Sunday, the Men’s Freshman 4 crossed the finish line first in their grand final, restoring the championship to Prep after last winning it in 2010. The Women’s Varsity 4 advanced straight from heats into an exciting semifinal race. In the final the girls finished 6th overall, but first scholastically, defending their state title from 2012 with two new rowers in the boat! And lastly, the Men’s Varsity 4 had to beat St Edward’s School in the grand final in order to take the scholastic state championship; and did so after a dead sprint to win by two seconds. These rowers had been eyeing a state championship after finishing runner up last year. They earned their title by committing to both in-season and off-season training.

Tampa Prep finished up the day 7th in the scholastic points standings among 23 schools, and was the 2nd most decorated team from the Tampa area. The rowers enjoy an unprecedented level of success in both the scull and sweep championships this year, winning five state titles! Congratulations to all our rowers on a great season. Row Red, Row Gold. Way to go, Champs!

In its inaugural year, Tampa Prep's Science Olympiad team placed fourth at the state competition. In this, their second year, they qualified for Nationals! The team was featured on WFLA Channel 8's Daytime program. Tune in and check out what's in store for our Science Olympiad team, headed to Ohio in May. See demonstrations by Daniel Weiss, Kevin Wu, Pedro Lima, Alp Sunol and Alan Williams in the video at www.wfla.com/video?clipId=8776180&autostart=true.

The Tampa Bay Times featured Tampa Prep's impressive International Student Program in "Tampa Prep International Program Grows with 17 students." Read it at http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/tampa-prep-international-program-grows-with-17-students/1269681. For more information about our International Student Program, visit www.tampaprep.org/international.

 

Keep up with all the latest Tampa Prep Athletics news — follow @TPrep_Athletics on Twitter to see instant results from various sporting events. Go red! Go gold! Go TERRAPINS!

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