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2009 Hacker’s Classic Golf Tournament in Clearwater, Florida

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Golf enthusiast, Doug King

Charity Tournament Held by Clearwater Academy

Clearwater Academy International held their 4th Annual Hacker’s Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 11th. The tournament is a non-competitive fundraiser “is designed to be a fun event…designed for players at every level,” says Executive Director/Principal of Clearwater Academy International, Jim Zwers. “That’s why it’s called ‘Hacker’s.”

People come out just to support the school and to have a good time while they are at it. This year saw 50 golfers at the tournament with each hole sponsored by a different family or business. It is also the school’s annual fundraiser and this year they are looking to raise money for a new media center.

The school decided to build a media center because they “have a lot of really good student artists at the school, and we felt that is something we really wanted to support more and back that up,” according to Principal Zwers. “Every kid has amazing talent and abilities and we really try to bring those out in the kid.” 

The school offers a goals-oriented education program where they tailor the curriculum to meet the individual goals of the student. It offers a core foundation in basic scholastics, coupled with specialized study. “We really try to provide many opportunities,” says Principal Zwers. Clearwater Academy International is also the largest and fastest-growing Applied Scholastics school on earth.  Chris Gurney (left) and Jason Stanard (right)

With this expansion, the school will also be opening a second campus for their middle and high school divisions. They have already purchased a lot two miles south of their current campus, and the building is currently in the design and permit phase. In addition to the Hacker’s Classic Tournament and regular game nights, future fundraisers for the school will include a bingo night.

Clearwater Academy will be holding their graduation ceremony in May, and hopes to unveil their new media center at the same time. 

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