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Fifth graders present their interactive projects at the Renewable Energy Summit.
Students across all three divisions have participated in culminating projects and activities that encompass their learning throughout the school year.
Reporter Ryan Kohn talks with quarterback Tyler Beasley '21 about overcoming losses and the excitement of competition.
Sixth grade students unveiled the websites they designed as part of their study of marine conservation issues.
ODA defeated Evangelical Christian School 16-8 for the first spring football win since 2011. QB Tyler Beasley '21 had two late TD passes to lead the Thunder to triumph over the Sentinels.
Fourth grade students share their projects during the 3D Cell Showcase in the Dart STEM Lab.
The College Counseling Department is pleased to announce that the graduating Class of 2018 has the highest average SAT score in ODA history—1285—up 85 points from the previous highest average
Students shared impressive vocal and instrumental abilities during the 12th Annual Thunderpalooza talent showcase, presented by Tri-M Music Society.
Coach Brett Strot spoke to Upper School students during Ovation about what it took for the U.S. Women's Hockey Team to win gold at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang.
Austin Bonacuse '22 had the opportunity to create her own pizza, burger, and taco after winning the Banyan Ball auction item from PBnT, a local eatery downtown Sarasota.
Over the past two weeks, impressive events have been held at each campus to showcase student work in visual and performing arts. At the Siesta Key Campus, performances and demonstrations by grade level lasted throughout the day. On the Uihlein Campus, each musical group shared a featured set with visual art on display spanning two floors in the Arts Center for guests to peruse between performances.
ODA Latin students traveled to Orlando to participate with more than 1,000 Florida students in the 2018 State Latin Forum. ODA Middle School and Upper School students performed extremely well in the competition and were wonderful representatives of The Out-of-Door Academy.
Saraiah Walkes overcomes injuries to claim three medals at the FHSAA State Championship finals.
Sarah Walkes '21 finished fourth in the preliminary race (57.69 seconds), good enough to advance to Saturday's finals. Walkes also qualified first in the 100-meter dash (12.28) and in the 200-meter dash (24.95).
The Out-of-Door Academy and the Emmons family are excited to announce Dani Taraska '22 as the eighth recipient of the Taylor Emmons Scholarship.
The Out-of-Door Academy is proud to announce the 2018 Boys Tennis Team State Champions! Andrew Chiritescu '21 (alternate), Quinn Isaac '21, Connor Krug '21, Jake Krug '21, Collin O'Callaghan '19 (alternate), Josh Samuel '18, and Jakub Svoboda '22 won the FHSAA Boys Class 1A Team title. While many individual athletes have represented ODA and earned state titles, the boys' tennis team championship win is the Thunder's first team state championship!
The Out-of-Doors Boys Tennis Team and Girls Tennis Doubles Are 2018 State Champions
The Thunder will face Miami Country Day Tuesday in semifinals.
The Out-of-Door Academy is wrapping up its pilot year as part of an innovative educational community, The Hybrid Learning Consortium (HLC), and this week ODA hosted the annual HLC symposium at the Uihlein Campus.
Fourth grade concluded the study of modern Florida by presenting the annual Florida Travel Agency.
Addie Mahler '19, has won the 2018 Junior Study Abroad Scholarship for her achievement on the National Spanish Examination and for her excellent skills in the Spanish language.
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