JUNIOR RESIDENTS

TaxSlayer Bowl creates ‘dream team’ for lifetime experience

TaxSlayer Bowl creates ‘dream team’ for lifetime experience

Twelve children, ages 7 to 16, were “signed” as the inaugural TaxSlayer Bowl Dream Team as representatives and ambassadors for the TaxSlayer Bowl through their participation on the Dream Team. Over the 13 weeks of the college football regular season, each of the dreamers – identified by Dreams Come True – will be highlighted individually […]

San Marco boy goes to Portugal through CISV

San Marco boy goes to Portugal through CISV

Benjamin Pochurek, 11, of San Marco, participated in the CISV (Children’s International Summer Villages) program in Portugal this summer, after his first CISV experience at a mini-camp last year. A sixth-grade student at Riverside Presbyterian Day School, Pochurek said traveling alone and meeting new people was a great experience. Although he doesn’t know Portuguese, Porchurek […]

Annual backpack give-a-way connects with community

Annual backpack give-a-way connects with community

The 8th Annual Rockin’ Back to School community event, sponsored by Riverside Park United Methodist Church, may not have given out quite as many backpacks as they have in the past, but volunteers still considered it to be a successful outreach. “Even though we only gave away 300 of the 500 backpacks we prepared, it […]

Pool Party with a Purpose, furry friends in mind

Pool Party with a Purpose, furry friends in mind

Two like-minded animal enthusiasts and close friends, Anna Conners and Ellie Rose Smith, recently gathered their friends for a birthday party to celebrate their 11th birthdays. The only caveat on the invitation was to bring dog food, cat food, leashes, whatever monetary donations they could muster, and toys for animals in need – not the […]

Students get feel for ‘corporate vibe’ through Career Launcher

Students get feel for ‘corporate vibe’ through Career Launcher

They haven’t settled on a college or a major yet, but two students from The Episcopal School of Jacksonville have had a taste of what it’s like to work at a Fortune 500 company. Ana Timpke, 17, and Bond Magevney, 16, were part of a group of 18 students in Episcopal’s Career Launcher program, created […]

All Saints Episcopal youth give of self in second poorest Florida county

All Saints Episcopal youth give of self in second poorest Florida county

A group of 16 All Saints Episcopal Church youth and five adults spent five days of mission work, faith, and fun in Pahokee, Florida, the second poorest community in the United States. During that time, they lived at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palm Beach Gardens, and served at the Real Life Youth Ranch, a […]

Guatemala trip provides Bolles students opportunity for service, travel

Guatemala trip provides Bolles students opportunity for service, travel

A group of nine Bolles upper school students traveled to Guatemala in June as part of a new school service learning experience led by Bolles faculty, Erin DuChanois of Ortega Farms and Allison Chandler of San Marco. In addition to serving in two Guatemalan schools during their seven-day visit, students toured historical buildings, Mayan ruins, […]

Miramar family takes bird-watching to next level

Miramar family takes bird-watching to next level

The Audubon prints in the dining room are a giveaway. Scott Pearson likes to watch birds. And, now his daughter, Lucy, does, too. In January, the Miramar father and daughter watched the Steve Martin movie, “The Big Year,” which is a real-life story about the competition among three birding enthusiasts to see how many species […]