Submitted by Nichole Smith, Montverde Academy Congratulations to Jiawei Chen, a rising senior at Montverde Academy, on winning first place in the Lake County Division of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. This year’s theme was “America the Beautiful.” Jiawei’s artwork...
As the school year comes to a close and summer begins, Lake County is stepping up to ensure that all children in need receive nutritious meals during the break. This summer, designated feeding sites across the Lake County area...
Submitted by Mary Helen Myers Sunday, May 19, nine graduates were honored during the morning worship service at the Tuscanooga Baptist Church.  Each graduate was presented with a Bible by Pastor Casey Ferguson.  This was followed by sharing the future...
Lake Sumter State College - We are happy to announce Kids’ College 2024 registration is open! Early College Programs would like to invite you and the youth in your life to take advantage of this amazing college preparation opportunity....
By Coach Brad Lord, South Lake High School   South Lake High School Football will have something to build on going into summer workouts. After a slow start, the Eagles dominated Foundation Academy and won their spring game 49-14. The Eagles...
Lake-Sumter State College is providing public notification of proposed changes in student courses and laboratory fees for the 2024 – 2025 academic year.   In accordance with Florida Statutes 1009.23, Lake-Sumter State College is notifying the community of proposed changes in...
Pinecrest Lakes Preparatory Academy marked a significant milestone with its inaugural commencement ceremony held at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center. The Class of 2024, the first to graduate from the school, boasted an impressive 98% pass rate, with...
The Kiwanis Club of Clermont congratulated its Key Club graduates who were the recipients of this year’s Kiwanis Club of Clermont- Oakley Seaver Memorial Scholarships.    Candidates for the scholarships are selected by a series of qualifiers, including the student’s willingness...
The Ray Goodgame Scholarship honors exceptional students in the South Lake area who serve as champions for the community. Today, Kaitlyn Figueroa was awarded the Ray Goodgame $1,000 scholarship at the South Lake Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on Friday,...
Lake-Sumter State College Lake-Sumter State College just completed its largest Commencement Ceremonies in the College’s 62-year history! More than half of the 630-plus graduating students chose to walk across the stage at one of the two ceremonies held as part of...
Montverde Academy proudly announces the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2024. Madeline Xie is this year’s Valedictorian, and Anabella Munoz is this year’s Salutatorian. In her studies at Montverde Academy, Madeline Xie’s academic interests have centered around international...
Coach Brad Lord, South Lake High School The Eagles look to get some much-needed work this spring to help them contend for the 6A Region 2 District 6 title. South Lake has many returning starters on both sides of the...
submitted by Jen, ERMS Robotic Proud Fan East Ridge Middle School Proud The Ironsides, an 8th-grade VRC Robotics team from East Ridge Middle School, showcased their talents on a global stage at the VEX Robotics World Championship held in Dallas,...
The East Ridge Spartabots, team 55821Z, attended the recent VEX Robotics World Championship held in Dallas, TX. Amidst stiff competition from teams spanning the globe, the Spartabots showcased their abilities, securing a commendable 29th place out of 84 teams...
  By Sanvhi Gandhi, Class of 2028  On April 15, Montverde Academy Middle School student Sanvhi Gandhi hosted “The Future of Engineers” event for Upper and Middle School students in the Innovation Center where students were given the chance to...
Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) recently marked a significant milestone in its journey of growth and transformation with the commencement of its South Lake Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, May 1st, held at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center. The event...
Members of Beta Theta ESA, a local service organization, have once again demonstrated their commitment to education and community support with a donation to Lake Sumter State College (LSSC). The organization presented a check earmarked for scholarships, aiding the...
By Sophia Youngs, NJHS Historian, Class of ’28 MVA’s National Junior Honor Society hosted the first food drive of the 2023-24 school year. As part of our longstanding partnership with Buses N’ Backpacks, the food drive, named Food 4 Fuel, collected items such...
Lake Technical College is proud to announce the following Students of the Month:  • Mason Priester – Automotive Service Technology 1  • Mackenzie Janson – Automotive Collision Technology Technician  • Skylar Criner – Baking & Pastry Arts  • Yahaira Colon – Cosmetology PM  •...
East Ridge Middle School defeated Carver Middle School Wednesday evening 4-0 to win the Lake County Soccer Championship at Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex in Leesburg.  Both teams had outstanding seasons in their regions and came into the game unbeaten, with...
Nichole Smith, Montverde Academy On Friday, April 12, the Montverde Academy community gathered for the 15th annual Night For the Cure event, joined by VIPs from prior years, GCCF, and Cornerstone Hospice. With over 26 booths representing all three divisions,...
By Corbin Pierce, Sports Information Student, Grade 11  Montverde Academy softball team member Luna Taboas recently shined on the world stage. The tenth-grade standout recently competed in the Pan American U18 Games in Monteria, Colombia, and dominated. Representing her native Puerto Rico,...
Montverde Academy Widely regarded as one of the most prestigious art awards and recognition programs in the United States and Canada, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards considers works regionally for Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention awards, with...
South Lake High School Football is excited to announce Coach Mark Woolum is returning to head up the Eagle offense. After a few years of retirement, Coach Woolum has decided to step up and help create excitement at the...
submitted by Brandon Kari, Middle School Boys Basketball Coach & Sand Volleyball Coach Foundation Academy’s Beach Volleyball team faced off against Real Life Christian on Monday afternoon for their senior night.  The girls showed up to celebrate their one and...
By Dr. Caryn Long, Director of Educational Technology and Innovation April 8 was a busy day for Montverde Academy, which centered around all things STEM and Innovation! Full Sail University brought their Tech Fest to Lindor Hall for students in grades 8-12 to explore...
By MVA Sports The Montverde Academy boys basketball team has won its unprecedented eighth national championship, and the Eagles end the 2023-24 season with a perfect record. The Montverde Academy boys basketball team defeated Paul VI 79-63 in the championship game...
submitted by Coach Brandon Kari April 8 - Foundation Academy’s Beach Volleyball team played against TFA on Monday afternoon at Gamepoint Sports Complex.  Line 4 of Madelyn V. And Lilly W. Won their second match in a row with a...
Imagine stepping into a classroom filled with eager faces, knowing that you hold the key to unlocking their potential. With the Lake-Sumter State College Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, you can turn this dream into reality. Designed with your...
submitted by Kevin Yurasek, Lake-Sumter State College Lake-Sumter State College is proud to announce the addition of men’s and women’s golf teams for the upcoming 2024-25 season, becoming the seventh sport sponsored by the College. The teams will be located on...
Lake Technical College is thrilled to announce the appointment of Melissa Terry as the new Healthcare Programs Coordinator. Melissa brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role, poised to enhance the educational experience for students pursuing careers...
By Mr. Robert Burke, Upper School History Teacher Over spring break, 23 MVA students, two parents, and four teachers traveled to Greece! The adventure began in Athens, featuring a hotel rooftop view of the Parthenon at night. We had dinner...
Last week, Montverde Academy Upper School welcomed faculty, students, and parents to the 2024 National Honor Society induction ceremony to formally recognize students who successfully completed their candidacy and were selected by faculty to become new members of the...
Lake-Sumter State College is pleased to announce the appointment of Padraic McMeel as the Executive Director of Athletics. “Padraic is an excellent addition to Lake-Sumter State College and our Lakehawk Athletics program,” said Dr. Heather Bigard, President. “He brings a...
By Dr. Michelle Sherwin, Upper School English Teacher Before Spring Break, Mrs. Walsworth’s Advanced Placement Literature classes visited the Rollins College campus in Winter Park to examine the Zora Neale Hurston collection in the Rollins College Archives. Hurston was a...
During the Montverde Academy Upper School Assembly, Eric Oberman, president of the Atlanta Tipoff Club, recognized boys basketball head coach Kevin Boyle, boys basketball team member Cooper Flagg, and girls basketball player Jaloni Cambridge for their respective achievements during...
MONTVERDE - In an age where technology is all around us, the importance of coding skills cannot be overstated. From science to business, proficiency in coding opens doors to a multitude of opportunities. Montverde Academy students who are enrolled in...
The Ray Goodgame $1,000 scholarship honors exceptional students in the South Lake area who serve as champions for our community. The honoree embodies the essence of excellence and leadership. Megan Gerwig of South Lake High School is a student who...
submitted by the Montverde Academy At a recent Senior Seminar, Attorney Lori Smith delivered a presentation entitled "Legal Issues for New College Students." She discussed a variety of topics that are especially important for seniors to understand before embarking on...
By Mrs. Margaret Price, Assistant Dean of Students for Multiculturalism, Leadership, and Student Programs Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) is the sponsoring organization for the “No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town” Project. The organization receives over 1,800...
by Brandon Brandon Kari Middle School Boys Basketball Coach & Sand Volleyball Coach, Tilden Campus “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” -Romans 12:12 The Foundation Academy Beach Volleyball team came up short Friday afternoon, March 8,  against...
On Tuesday, March 5, the Lake Sumter State College Foundation celebrated scholarship donors and the students who receive them at the 7th Annual Scholarship Dinner at Everett A. Kelly Convocation Center on the campus of LSSC.   Dr. Laura Byrd, Senior...
By Mr. Thomas Narducci, Middle School Social Studies Teacher In Mr. Narducci’s eighth-grade social studies class, students are delving into history in a dynamic and modern way – through podcasting. This innovative project not only engages students with the rich...
By MVA Sports Berkemeier will oversee the operations of all Montverde Academy baseball teams, including its varsity, junior varsity and middle school programs. “I am thrilled to welcome Greg as our new Director of Baseball,” said Montverde Academy Director of Athletic...
By Dylan Bova, MVA Class of 2027 This past January, during Human Trafficking Awareness Month, students from Montverde Academy came together to raise awareness and support victims of human trafficking. The project was coordinated by Montverde Academy Theatre Conservatory student...
By Robert Burke, EagleMUN Sponsor From February 14-18, 20 experienced student-delegates attended the 61st iteration of the North American Invitation Model United Nations conference (NAIMUN), hosted by Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  NAIMUN is the largest student-led conference in the...
By Max Zhang, President of the Upper School Chinese Club, Class of ‘25 On Friday, February 9, the night before the Lunar New Year, the Upper School Chinese Club organized a festive photo session where students were encouraged to pose...
Lake Technical College is proud to announce the following Students of the Month:  • Sean Corcoran – Accounting Operations  • Trey Foster – Automotive Service Technology 1  • Rachel Larson – Baking & Pastry Arts  • Jonathan Rivas –...
By Ms. Marca Hoyle, MVA Upper School Social Studies Teacher Last weekend the Model UN team traveled to the University of Florida to compete at the GatorMUN conference. Nineteen of our EagleMUN delegates participated in mock diplomacy in three types...
By Nichole Smith, Communications Coordinator College Board has recognized Montverde Academy Upper School's high female representation in AP Computer Science. This award underscores MVA’s commitment to ensuring equal access to resources, tools, and programs, particularly in STEM. This field has...
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