Berkeley’s debate team pulled off something amazing and extremely unusual at the 49th Annual Harvard High School Speech and Debate Tournament this past weekend in Cambridge, MA.
More than 80 teams of two students competed from high schools across the country. From Berkeley, 10 Upper Division students competed—four varsity teams and one JV team. The top 32 teams moved on to the elimination round, and Berkeley was the only school in the tournament that had three teams make the elimination round.
Congratulations to the following regional winners in the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Award competition! The reception for all regional winners is Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 6 p.m. at Blake High School.
As the Berkeley Preparatory School Class of 2023 settles in for their final semester in Upper Division, an impressive 138 seniors—89% of the class—have already been admitted by at least one college or university. These admittances are a combination of early decisions, early action, and rolling admissions decisions ahead of the regular college decision period that typically takes place throughout March.
As part of their capstone clinical experience, seven laureates—all seniors—in Berkeley’s Health Sciences Institute (BHSI) were recently treated to a behind-the-scenes tour and Q&A with Tom Mulligan, Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer for the Tampa Bay Lightning. They learned about how Tom and his team help professional hockey players prevent and treat injuries.
This fall, four senior Berkeley student-athletes signed their National Letter of Intent to participate in an NCAA sport next year in college. They join 96 fellow Buccaneer alumni currently competing in college athletics. Each has proven that athletic excellence can co-exist with exemplary performance in the classroom.
During the 2021-22 academic year, Ava LeBeau ’23 was awarded the 50th Anniversary Service Scholar Award from Berkeley, which provided her funding for a service project she planned to launch to benefit senior citizens.
Fast forward to this year, when the service project took shape this semester. Ava and other musically inclined Upper Division students recently performed in Clearwater at Suncoast PACE, a facility that supports seniors challenged by chronic and advanced illnesses.
Berkeley Preparatory School is honored to highlight students recently recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program as Semifinalists and Commended Students. Eight students have been named National Merit Semifinalists among approximately 16,000 students from across the country as part of the 68th National Merit Scholarship Program.
Through the “Lost & Found” art exhibition (up now through October 7 in the Straz Family Art Gallery in the Gries Center for the Arts and Sciences), the Visual Arts Department is sharing Middle Division and Upper Division art students’ unclaimed work from the past.
Helping student-athletes reach their highest athletic potential, as well as prevent and treat any injuries, is a priority for the training professionals on the Berkeley Sports Medicine team. Led by Director of Sports Medicine and Assistant Athletic Director Eddie Bunton and Associate Athletic Trainer Jennifer Galuski, Berkeley’s sports medicine department fulfills the daily training needs for 16 Berkeley sports programs consisting of up to 80 teams. This nationally renowned dynamic duo is assisted by two full-time assistant trainers, Chase Johnson and Danielle Olson, who joined the team within the last couple of years.
Two inaugural graduates of the Berkeley Academy — Edgar Murillo (left) and Neftali Gomez (right), from Wimauma — were interviewed recently by Spectrum Bay News 9 for earning full scholarships to college. Murillo will attend Tufts University to study computer science, and Gomez will go to Middlebury College to study neuroscience.
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory day school located in Tampa, FL, for boys and girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Approximately 1,400 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.