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The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

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The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

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YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR: Streng created the Puff-N-Fluff dog dryer when she was in elementary school.

Humans of Berkeley: Marissa Streng

Shrisha Saravana, Staff Writer November 11, 2018

Marissa Streng ’20 is a patented inventor with a trademarked product to her name. She helps run a business, teaches students about innovation and has spoken at a teacher training event hosted by...

FIRST DAY FUN: Ethan Folkman ’21 (third from right) greets students at Bucs Stop on the first day of school. (From left) Thatcher Crouch ’21, Logan Guzik ’20, Megan Houser ’21, Rachel Kline ’20, Mary Schneider ’21, Ethan Folkman ’21, David Engel-Penaloza ’21 and Emily-Elizabeth Grams ’19

Humans of Berkeley: Ethan Folkman

Samir Saeed, Section Editor October 12, 2018

The Pipe and Drum Corps has been a longstanding tradition here at Berkeley. Dressed in blue kilts and black glengarries, they have brought the sounds of Scotland to our campus. One member of the group,...

IN HIS ELEMENT: Michael Wax ’19 commentates the Berkeley Varsity Football game against Lakeland Christian.

Humans of Berkeley: Michael Wax

Jack Mouch, Assistant Web Editor September 25, 2018

  Michael Wax ’19 is a longtime Student Forum representative, broadcasting aficionado and avid sports fan. Now a senior, Wax has been at Berkeley since Pre-K, and has immersed himself in...

CLIMBING? CLIMB ON: Hennecke is excited to get her Berkeley Academy class climbing on the Berkeley rock wall.

Humans of Berkeley: Jackie Hennecke

Kendyl Kirtley, Section Editor September 4, 2018

Jackie Hennecke ’20 has climbed mountains throughout her life--literally. Growing up in Alberta, Canada gave Hennecke easy access to a plethora of outdoor activities, including a backpacking camp...

DEDICATED DESIGNER: Besides set designing, Ebert aspires to carry her passion for stage managing into a career.

Hallway Chronicles: McKenna Ebert

Kendyl Kirtley, Staff Writer February 14, 2018

When the curtain finally closed on the spectacular “Scenes from an Execution” production by Berkeley’s Advanced Theatre Ensemble, the crowd went wild for everything: the actors, the story and the...

Hallway Chronicle: Alex Tingiris

Hallway Chronicle: Alex Tingiris

Samir Saeed, Staff Writer January 31, 2018

Alex Tingiris ’19 learned to code when he was just seven years old. Now a junior, his love for computer science and technology has immersed him in the exciting world of web development and design....

Hallway Chronicles: Addison Aloian

Kendyl Kirtley, Staff Writer October 21, 2017

Berkeley’s all-female acapella group, the Mello Divas, is known for captivating every audience they perform for. Not only have they enthralled their own school, but they have also represented Berkeley...

HITTING THE RIGHT NOTES: Floridas top 9th and 10th grade musicians, including Jalen Li 19, perform Holsts complex and challenging Second Suite.

Inside Look: Jalen Li’s All-State Band Experience

John Patrick, Section Editor April 26, 2017

    “Alright, next up is your twelve major scales.”   Jalen Li ’19 takes a deep breath, then proceeds to produce one of the most stunning technical performances to...

Hallway Chronicle: Dylan Davis

Hallway Chronicle: Dylan Davis

Wade Munger, Staff Writer April 25, 2017

    Dylan Davis  has turned the simple gift of a camera into a new and exciting hobby. His Instagram account for photography,, has caught the attention of the Berkeley...

RUNNING WILD: In addition to her many other activities, Makayla also enjoys running and is apart of the Varsity track and Cross-country teams.

Makayla Rutski: A Farmer Within Our Midst

Catelin Lipham, Staff Writer April 16, 2017

Makayla Rutski ’18 is starting a farming initiative at Berkeley to feed the hungry at a local soup kitchen. By growing fresh fruits and vegetables and donating them to the soup kitchen, she hopes to...

Critchfield is seen here being crowned Miss St. Petersburg.

Hallway Chronicle: Austi Critchfield

Isabella Schlact, Staff Writer March 3, 2016

Senior Austi Critchfield is this year’s Miss Saint Petersburg and founder of Roots of STEM, a nonprofit organization that encourages elementary school students to have a passion for science, technology,...

Junior Kyra McDonald on a rare break from her busy schedule.

Hallway Chronicle: Kyra McDonald

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer February 3, 2016

Ever wonder what it would be like to go to school every single day for a half day? The Fanfare got the opportunity to sit down with junior Kyra McDonald and talk to her about her unique school schedule....

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