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Mrs. Davis

Mrs. Davis

Christian Ramos, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Humans of ODA

My room is open all the time because I believe that learning happens all the time. I think that we do things better when we are comfortable. I don’t teach English; I teach students. I have them read a bit before I introduce the text so I don’t taint their view on the piece. When I introduce a new w...

Mr. Naylor: Camp Chief

Mr. Naylor: Camp Chief

Grace Dunn, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Humans of ODA

I attended summer camp for years as a boy, and then later as a young adult. That has colored my view of the world and contributed to my memory increasingly. My senior year when I was 15, I was trying desperately to achieve the rank of 'chief,', as we called it. This had been achieved by only two camp...

Caroline Diesel

Caroline Diesel

Valentina Alvarez, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Humans of ODA

Everyone knows half the things I do and say, nobody else would because "it's weird."

Sydney Sforzo: Double Trouble

Sydney Sforzo: Double Trouble

Grace Dunn, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Humans of ODA

“Last year when I was in eighth grade I played on the varsity tennis team. I played doubles with Balia Banguria, who was a senior. She played division one tennis, and is now at the University of Nebraska. She was a really good role model for me throughout the season. We played together in every si...

Najee Rhodes

Najee Rhodes

Sereena Feeney, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Humans of ODA, Uncategorized

"When I first walked out on the field I had a couple butterflies, but after the first round, I started to feel comfortable at the plate. I think seeing the crowd’s reactions after my hits in the first round just made me feel good, and I became more confident. Towards the end of the rounds, I felt more...

Katherine Pacitti

Katherine Pacitti

Sereena Feeney, Staff Writer
February 12, 2017
Filed under Humans of ODA

"Throughout my high school years, I have taken on commitments that require a lot of time, responsibility, and balance. My first priority is school and maintaining good grades. Sometimes this can be difficult to achieve with such a time consuming schedule. Juggling track, club soccer, my job, school, a...

Joey Runge

Joey Runge

Sereena Feeney, Staff Writer
February 12, 2017
Filed under Humans of ODA

"I have been aspiring to play college football for such a long time now, and I have put a huge amount of work on and off the field to make this vision a reality. It's very rewarding to finally see all this work materialize into a legitimate shot at playing at the next level." "Right now I’m trying to figure out healt...

Hunter Bogumil

Hunter Bogumil

Alex DiMare, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Humans of ODA

“My grandpa uses to come to all my baseball games and watch me play no matter where the game was. He’d always tell me before every game to hit a home run and I’d just nod, but I never did because I was always the smallest on the team, height and weight wise. One day at school I got a note from th...

Grace Dunn

Alex DiMare, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Humans of ODA

“It was this previous summer, and I was at dance nationals in Orlando. I was in like eight dances at the competition. My tap/musical theatre dance was one of my favorite dances ever. It was a spin off the Broadway show Newsies. My call time was like six a.m., and we didn’t dance until like nine a.m. It was such...

Owen Ragsdale

Owen Ragsdale

Valentina Alvarez, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under Humans of ODA

“I come from a military family. My brother and my dad were both in the military, and growing up that’s just what I was surrounded with. I always looked up to my dad in admiration, aspiring to be like him when I was older. When my dad retired at his ceremony, I realized I wanted to serve my country. ...

Josh Cohen: A Tragic Tour

Josh Cohen: A Tragic Tour

Grace Dunn, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
Filed under Humans of ODA

“Two summers ago my family went to San Francisco for two weeks. It was a really fun experience! About a week through, my dad decided we should go on a duck boat tour. If you don’t know what that is it is a bus that can go into the water and practically transform into a boat. The last boat of the d...

Ethan Bertrand: For the Love of the Game

Ethan Bertrand: For the Love of the Game

Nick Saranczak, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
Filed under Humans of ODA, News, Uncategorized

Ethan Bertrand is a Junior at the Out-of-Door Academy who had transferred from Manatee High School. Ethan said "I transferred from Manatee because I felt like I would get a better education here than I would at Manatee. I grew up playing a variety of sports until I started playing club lacrosse. I would...

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