Thank You to the Jesse Watlington Memorial Foundation

Thanks to the generous contribution from the Jesse Watlington Memorial Foundation, The First Academy has installed a state-of-the-art lightning detection system called Weatherbug. Using a citywide network of lighting detection devices, the WeatherBug system will alert the entire campus when lightning strikes within a set proximity of campus. The information from this system will allow school administrators to make more informed decisions to protect our students, staff, and guests both during the day and at athletic practices and events.

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