Maddy Burt Named SWFL Swimmer of the Year 


Local swimmer Maddy Burt’s personal breakthrough came about 7 years after she started swimming on the Marco YMCA’s Swim Florida team. By her own admission, she’d been an OK competitor in those early years, but at age 12 something clicked.   “I’d been on the (Marco YMCA) swim team since I was 5, but I suddenly thought to myself: ‘Whoa! I […]

MIA Celebrates 


Members of Marco Island Academy’s board of directors and the school’s major donors celebrated what was a momentous seven day period recently at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort’s newest restaurant, Tesoro.   The reason for festivities was the influx of millions of dollars in donations over about one week that will enable MIA to build its permanent campus all […]

In Their Honor: A Tribute to All Our Fallen Heroes


In Marco Island, the solemn observance of Memorial Day, May 27th, 2019 was captured in the emotional tribute by keynote speaker, Lee Rubenstein, Commander of the American Legion Post #404. A beautiful rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” was sung by Mary Jo O’Regan, accompanied by the Tommie Barfield Chorus. The Observance of Memorial Day commenced with remarks by emcee, Keith […]

Difficult to Replace, Impossible to Forget

MIA Special Section: The Wave

As the end of the school year approaches, Marco Island Academy has a lot of change to face. We say goodbye to the Class of 2019, enter the first phase of our new building process, and dive head first into summer. This year, however, we also say goodbye to the queen of room 302, Mrs. Dorothy Chapman. Mrs. Chapman began […]