Written by Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School

Our Admissions Team is hosting a special virtual event for prospective Middle & Upper school families next Friday, November 13 at 9am. The event is titled “Athletes, Artists & Leaders” and will feature speakers from each of those areas of our school. The Admissions Team had the right idea when they chose to focus on our student-athletes, artists, and leaders, as they have all been doing some pretty amazing things lately.

Our Middle School theatre team recently completed their One Act show, Help Desk. The video of the performance was sent to all families last week and I hope that you were able to view the hard work of these thespians. Mrs. Headley is also beginning to coordinate the Middle School Musical, Annie Jr., which is scheduled for release in February and our Upper School theatre troupe is putting the final touches on their One Act production. The Marching Royals filmed their show early last Saturday morning at the Payne Stewart Athletic Complex for the All-National Music Virtual Competition. Please take a moment to enjoy the show HERE. The band has worked diligently over the past several weeks to prepare this show for competition.

We are blessed to be a part of the Citrus League, and our athletes have been safely competing throughout the fall and are preparing for winter sports. Today we celebrate that our Girls Golf Team won the FHSAA Class 1A State Championship yesterday and our Boys Golf Team placed 2nd in the FHSAA Class 1A category. Junior Mohit B. also brought home the Boys Individual State Championship. Finally, the football team will take on John Carroll next Friday at the Payne Stewart Athletic Complex for the Regional Quarterfinals.

Recently, we began a blog series titled Royal Voices. The series focuses on and highlights our many student-leaders. If you have missed these spotlights, you can access them below:

Royal Voices – Benny Englund
Royal Voices – Hope Woods
Royal Voices – Lauren Spalding

It is truly amazing to see how resilient our athletes, fine arts students, and leaders are as they continue to work on top-notch performances and focus on leading with excellence while working within the safety protocols necessary for the health and wellness of our school community.