When There’s a Will, There’s a Way

When There's a Will, There's a Way

Andrew Chiritescu, Contributing Writer

May 10, 2019

Did you know that most Saturday mornings our school’s tennis courts are bustling with people,  cheers, and many laughs? I didn’t know either, until several years ago when my older brother started volunteering with Sarasota’s Buddy Up Tennis program, which I also joined as a freshman. Last ...

Ever Heard of a Summit trip?

Frankfurt Subway. A great delay before heading to Helsinki.

Hannah Bizick, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

You may have heard Ms. Giraud pitch any of a number of trips available for ODA students, but her EF Summit trips are some of the best ones offered. Take it from me, someone who just came back from one this past summer. A Summit is a theme-based trip where you travel around and learn about different aspects of the place you are visiting as well as the culture and history around yo...

Upperclassmen Offer Advice to Freshman

Lucy LaCivita, Staff Writer

January 27, 2019

High school is a long journey and can be approached in countless ways. As an incoming freshman, it can frustrating trying to figure out what high school path is suitable for you. Sports? Arts? SAT? GPA? College? Am I too stressed? Should I be more stressed? The ODA community is known for their open arms, a...

Exchange Students Share Stories and Explore ODA

Chinese Exchange visitors pose near the banyan on the Lower Campus with ambassador, Bobby.

January 17, 2019

Perhaps you noticed that the exchange students were off campus on Pre-ACT Wednesday. Don't worry. They were busy doing important work. Lower Campus students greeting the exchange travelers with hula hoops, a guinea pig, climbing on a spidery climbing gym, and stories of their game of world politics:...

Offseason Athletes Commit to the Games

Dedicated tennis athletes: Jakub Svoboda; Connor Krug; coach: Paul Von Saman; Colin O'Callaghan; Josh Samuel; Andrew Chiritescu; Kieran Killigrew; Quinn Isaac; Jake Krug

Andrew Chiritescu, Contributing Writer

December 21, 2018

 Offseason athletes work behind the scenes to prepare for the upcoming winter and spring sports, as well as upcoming season fall and winter sports, when their sport is played. If we had to describe them in one single word, these athletes are tenacious. They are unwavering in their passion for their game...

Students Anticipate Time Away….

Grace Dunn and Hannah Bizick

December 20, 2018


Student Journalists Open Editorials

Student Journalists Open Editorials

Patrick M. Olson, Hannah Bizick, Grace Dunn, Lucy Lacivita, and Chloe Spingler

December 14, 2018

Advanced Composition student, Natalie Gorji '20, visited Journalism students to discuss the editorial writing and invite Bolt staffers into a spirited debate on a variety of student issues and concerns. The group reflected on the structure of opinion writing then set to work addressing their favorite...

Small School Showcases Big Talent

Small School Showcases Big Talent

Hunter Bogumil, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

Paintings, pictures, music, and so much more! Saturday, April 29th was ODA’s middle and upper school Arts Day.  Arts Day is the day that ODA student artists and musicians showcase their work. All semester long, students consider their best pieces for the show. They are then polished and mounted or pr...

Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund Keeps Knocking it out of the Park

Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund Keeps Knocking it out of the Park

Alex DiMare, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

The baseball season is in full swing which means the Out-of-Door Academy’s annual baseball tournament, The Emmons Classic, is right around the corner. This year will be the third annual event sponsored by the Emmons family; however, the Emmons have been involved in more ways at the school than ...

Rock. Paint. Senior. Shoot.

Photo taken by Tyler Barlow

Nicholas DiMare, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017

•Senior parking. •Permission to leave for lunch early. •Permission to show up late and leave early (if schedule permits). •A rock? Each year, Head-of-School, David Mahler, gives graduating seniors a gift that will become part of their legacy on campus. This year, Mr. Mahler gave the...

ODA Seniors’ Last 100 Days

100 Days Dinner

Hunter Bogumil, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017

There’s a hundred days left of school! March 9th marks the date of one hundred total days left before seniors graduate. To mark the occasion, seniors and faculty will gather in the Black Box to share a celebratory dinner on March 9th at 6 p.m.  What happens at the 100 Days Dinner you ask? ...

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