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BACK HOME: Jack Eppink discusses his love for Berkeley after graduating in 2016 and returning to teach English. (Photo Cred: Mary Ellinor)

Meet Jack Eppink!

Mary Ellinor, Staff Writer October 8, 2021

Jack Eppink is the Upper Division teaching fellow at Berkeley. He works in the Writing Center, teaches ninth-grade English and assists the Berkeley Broadcast Network and Pipe and Drum Corps. His two favorite...

NEW BEGINNINGS: English teacher Dr. Tito Basu discusses his return to Tampa in continuation of his teaching career at Berkeley.

Meet Tito Basu!

Zahed Kachhi, Staff Writer October 3, 2021

Dr. Tito Basu, the newest addition to the English department, is happy to continue his teaching journey here at Berkeley. Basu noted that his favorite part of the Berkeley experience so far has been the...

A NEW HOME: Mrs. O’Donoghue expresses her love for Berkeley and the excitement she has for teaching here.

Meet Carrie O’Donoghue!

Eli Jenkins, Staff Writer October 3, 2021

Mrs. O’Donoghue is the new media teacher here at Berkeley, and she’s ready to help art students find their creativity. O’Donoghue has been teaching for 16 years and is excited about getting to work...

JOINING THE CREW: Mrs. Khalife discusses her experiences so far as a new Buccaneer living in a new state.

Meet Michelle Khalife!

Samantha Zophin, Staff Writer October 3, 2021

Michelle Khalife is the newest addition to our counselors here at Berkeley. As a personal counselor, she hopes to give students the opportunity to be their best selves and achieve their goals. She has...

A WORD OF ADVICE: Alumni Tamara L. Lundgren ’74 shares her favorite quote with the class of 2021, stating, “failing in life is inevitable, staying down is optional.”

Commencement Address 2021 by Tamara Lundgren ’74

June 8, 2021

Commencement Address  Tamara Lundgren Berkeley Preparatory School Tampa, Florida June 6, 2021     Thank you, Joe, for that very kind introduction. Good afternoon, everyone, and congratulations...

MAKING AN IMPACT: Kevin Patel ’21 speaks about the class gift of twelve and a half thousand dollars to the Endowed Alumni Scholarship Fund and how it will impact incoming Berkeley students who need financial aid.

Kevin Patel Speaks about the Impact of the Class Gift

Jarah Williams June 8, 2021

Kevin Patel, class of 2021, gave the Student Gift Speech at Commencement, taking place on June 6th at Berkeley. He opened his speech describing the intimidation felt when he first stepped onto the Berkeley...

Brooks Johnson Gives a Final Thanks to the Berkeley Community

Kamora Provine June 8, 2021

Brooks Johnson ’22, the Senior Class President, had the honor of giving the oration speech. Johnson touched on many of the events of this unpredictable school year, and the audience truly got a feel...

WORDS OF ADVICE: Tripp Crouch ‘86 gives his advice and thanks to the 2021 graduating class.

Tripp Crouch ’86 Shares Wise Words

Reagan Brown, Co-Editor in Chief June 8, 2021

This year’s speaker Tripp Crouch ’86, father to senior Thatcher Crouch ’21, shared kind words and advice to the class of 2021. As a former student and Student Forum President, Crouch knows the...

Commencement 2021

Commencement 2021

June 8, 2021

  Click the links below to view! Honors Night Gallery Pictures from Honors Night     Baccalaureate Gallery Pictures from Baccalaureate     Honors...

PEACE OUT PREZ: Student Forum President Jared Watson presents the Welcome speech and speaks in front of his classmates for the last time.

Jared Watson Highlights the Class of 2021’s Achievements

Caroline Wehrell June 7, 2021

Jared Watson ’21, this year’s Student Forum president, perfectly captures the class of 2021’s high school years, when he said, “Our high school years were filled with academic successes, big wins...

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