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Former Bolles baseball player heading for NFL

Former Bolles baseball player heading for NFL

Hayden Hurst, 24, is going pro and his father, Jerry Hurst, hopes his son gets drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers next April. Although that’s considered heresy in a town that flaunts teal and gold, Hurst the father was born in Pittsburgh and lived there until his father was transferred to Jacksonville. “I bleed black and […]

Childhood friends wear crowns at rival colleges

Childhood friends wear crowns at rival colleges

Emily Galant, of San Marco, and her lifelong friend, Devon Leasure, met in Sue Rosner’s kindergarten class at Assumption Catholic School in 2001. After graduating from the St. Nicholas-based grade school, Galant headed to Episcopal School of Jacksonville and Leasure to Stanton College Preparatory School, both graduating in 2014. The childhood friends were each crowned […]

Magnet school students show off knowledge with museum exhibit

Magnet school students show off knowledge with museum exhibit

Ortega Elementary School, a museum magnet school since 2011, held its annual Museum Exhibit Night Dec. 7 when students proudly showed off their knowledge in many subjects, including science, social studies, biology and geography. The 94-year-old neighborhood school transitioned seven years ago to a magnet when the Duval County Public School District used a $1.2 […]

San Marco area students win Hispanic Heritage awards

San Marco area students win Hispanic Heritage awards

Two students from the San Marco area were the winners in the Duval County Public Schools Hispanic Heritage Essay contest. San Marco’s Andrew Lopez, a sophomore at Stanton College Preparatory School, won the high school competition, while Carlos Hernandez of Dupont Middle School was the middle school winner. A recognition ceremony was held Nov. 3 […]

New basketball club positive addition to neighborhood

New basketball club positive addition to neighborhood

Champions Basketball Club’s newest location at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church in San Marco is a very positive addition to the community, according to parents whose children are enrolled in the club. Led by Coach Phillip Hobbs, founder of Champions Basketball Club and head boys basketball coach for St. Johns Country Day School, the club focuses […]

Local residents feature in LaVilla fall musical

Local residents feature in LaVilla fall musical

The masterminds behind the LaVilla School of the Arts fall musical, “Shrek Jr.,” reads as a Who’s Who from the historic districts. Guests at the show’s two November performances may have recognized familiar names, including Riverside resident Amber Amerson, the head of the school’s theatre department and musical director; Assistant Director Chelsea Virta-Steel of Avondale, […]

Council Page program offers youth glimpse into legislative process

Council Page program offers youth glimpse into legislative process

For youth aspiring to leadership, learning about the local legislative process through the Jacksonville City Council Page program is a great place to start. As a Council Page, students gain firsthand knowledge of how the legislative body makes the laws that govern the way of life for the citizens of Jacksonville. “Last year, students from […]

San Marco school ambassadors get dressed up for the job

San Marco school ambassadors get dressed up for the job

Thanks to Beth Seeker, teacher of gifted students at Hendricks Avenue Elementary School, the 50 or so fifth-grade students who serve as school ambassadors have a new look, bringing back the more formal “dress whites” previously worn by the school safety patrol. The ambassadors are composed of two student groups – the fifth-grade patrol and […]

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