Seacoast Alumnus – Cierra Tomson Shares Her Story!
Alexander attended Seacoast Christian Academy through middle and high school, graduating with the class of 2012. Throughout his time at SCA, he participated in several extracurricular activities, including, the debate team, the drama club, serving as the President of the National Honor Society and being the recipient of the “Christian Character Award” in his graduating class. These experiences, coupled with his academic studies and fellowship with other Christians, helped prepare him for life after high school.
Since graduation, Alexander has been an active in Florida politics. He replaced Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry as the Republican Party of Florida’s Duval County State Committeeman in July of 2015 and is the youngest committeeman in the history of Florida.
He has previously served as the Treasurer and the Communications Chair for the Republican Party of Duval County, was the founding president of the Greater Arlington Republican Club and was an alternate delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention.
In addition to politics, he is a community advocate for Northeast Florida. He serves on the board of the Friends of the St. Johns River Ferry, a 501 (c) (3) designed to encourage, support and defend the retention and preservation of the St. Johns River Ferry, and was appointed to the Sheriff’s Strategic Initiative: Transparency Task Force where he chaired the subcommittee on public records.
Additionally, Pantinakis heads up AM 600 WBOB’s 2016 election coverage and in December he will be graduating magna cume laude from the University of North Florida with a major in Political Science and a minor in History.
“My time at Seacoast Christian Academy helped prepare me for the professional world,” Pantinakis said. “I will always cherish the memories with my friends, classmates and faculty at Seacoast and am very thankful for the God-centered education I received at SCA.”
Seacoast Christian Academy has an amazing ability to attract talented Christ-centered teachers. Through their teaching, faith, and support of extra-curricular activities and clubs, I grew into the person I am today. SCA set the foundation for me to pursue a career where I can give back and make an impact every day in the lives of those with disabilities.
Brittany Lara Class of 2002, Graduated University of North Florida 2008- Cum Laude B.S. Communication. Development Director, Center for Independent Living, Orlando, Fl.
I am a Seacoast Christian Academy Alumni of the class of 2003. After graduation, I went on to Florida Community College of Jacksonville for a short time, but my parents became sick and I needed to work full time to try to help support them while being close to home as well. I began working as a Teacher’ Assistant for Seacoast Christian Academy Preschool while caring for my ill parents. I met my husband shortly after and then we started a family. Just short of my daughter’s first birthday, both of my parents passed away. I then went on to have my son and that was when I realized that I wanted to return to school. Seacoast instilled a foundation on Christian principles inside of me which gave me strength to overcome the depression of losing both of my parents so close together as well as the confidence that I could earn my education while raising my family. In 2013 I earned my Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. I went to work for a Mental Health Clinic in Adel, Georgia, where we currently reside. I worked there as a Case Manager, linking the mentally ill to resources in order to provide coping skills and allow them to remain in recovery. Just this Summer, I went to work for the State of Georgia in collaboration with the Alapaha Judicial Court Circuit as the Parental Accountability Court Coordinator and I’m now in Grad School. In this position, I work with Non-Custodial Parents to become self-sufficient in order to provide for their children and build stronger families for a stronger Georgia. I owe a large part of who I am and what I have accomplished to the skills and knowledge I gained while attending Seacoast Christian Academy. I am proud to be an Alumni and if we still lived in Jacksonville, there is no other place that I would want my children to earn their education.