Alumni Spotlight: Christopher Miller

I attended the First Academy for 13 years, graduating in 2014. I then went on to Florida International University on a football scholarship and finished out my career playing for the greatest coach of all time, Butch Davis. I graduated with a degree in Communications in May of 2018. I have since...

Alumni Spotlight: Whitney (Gebben) Henneman

I graduated from TFA in 2004 and proceeded to the University of Florida where I was an ADPi and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture. Post College, I started my own medical sales distributorship selling cardiovascular products to Thoracic Surgeons and hospitals all...

Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Higgins

TFA, K through 12, that’s me! I graduated from The First Academy in 2004 and studied Psychology at Mercer University (Go Bears!). I entered college with a pre-med focus but fell in love with the subject of Psychology and instead decided to pursue a Marriage and Family Therapy degree following my...

Alumni Spotlight: Kelsey (Miller) Hetrick

My husband, Adam, and I both had the privilege of attending The First Academy, I for 11 years and Adam for 13. We both graduated in 2008, and although we were good friends during our time at TFA, it was not until our time at the University of Florida that we dated and were married in July of 2012. I...

Alumni Spotlight: Jon Wood

I graduated from The First Academy in May of 2000. In some ways that feels like a lifetime ago but in other ways, it seems like yesterday because of the great memories I carry with me. Of course, I can remember hanging out with friends, playing sports, homecomings, etc. but my time at TFA set me on...

Alumni Spotlight: Chloe Tower

I started attending The First Academy when I was in first grade after my family moved to Orlando. When I was not in class, my time at The First Academy was spent inside of the black box theatre where I cultivated a passion for the arts, a love of teaching, and a desire to share the arts with...

Alumni Spotlight: Robert Cospito & Amanda (Stowell) Cospito

We are eternally grateful for the impact The First Academy has had on our family. I was privileged to be part of this amazing school from the day the school opened all the way to graduation; being part of the first graduating class to have spent all 13 years there. I met my husband Robert when he...

Alumni Spotlight: Carly Tower

I began attending The First Academy in second grade and graduated in 2016. Some of the best memories of my life so far have come from the Upper School hallways and Natalie Thomas Memorial Gymnasium. I am currently a junior at Dartmouth, pursuing a degree in psychology with career aspirations in...

Alumni Spotlight: Tori Fiscus

After having spent fourth through twelfth grade at The First Academy, I graduated from TFA in 2016 and headed to Birmingham, Alabama to pursue my undergraduate degree at Samford University. Because of the nature of and personal relationships fostered at TFA, I was given the opportunity to spend my...

Ross Price: Alumni Spotlight

I was the last Price boy to go through TFA, preceding Rob, Rick, and Ryan, however, I was the only one who attended for 13 years. It’s crazy to think that I remember having Grandparents Day in Lower School, countless field trips through Middle School (Sneak Day was epic), then homecomings, proms...

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