JUNIOR RESIDENTS

Elite runners visit Sanctuary on 8th, thrill students and teachers

Elite runners visit Sanctuary on 8th, thrill students and teachers

Some of the top-ranked runners in the world visited children in the afterschool program at Sanctuary on 8th Street on March 10 to share stories about their love of running and to participate with the kids in a fun-filled relay race. As has become a tradition over the past eight years, Richard Clark Fannin, coordinator […]

Opening Day never gets old

Opening Day never gets old

Little pitchers, catchers and fielders were suited up and ready for baseball season to begin March 11 at Opening Day for the Murray Hill Athletic Association. Drawing from nearby Ruth N. Upson Elementary School, students and staff participated in the festivities, which included a parade of teams, a flag-raising by Upson students Camron Hartley and […]

Ancelin to earn second black belt

Ancelin to earn second black belt

Arik Ancelin of San Marco has no intention of letting his disability prevent him from his goal – to earn a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Although the 14-year-old dance major at LaVilla School for the Arts has Down syndrome, he said he intends to earn his second black belt in the sport […]

Homeschooled robotics team takes ‘pet project’ to state

Homeschooled robotics team takes ‘pet project’ to state

Taking first place in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) Northeast Florida regional competition Jan. 28 means more than advancing to the state meet on May 6 for Avondale resident Emily Puckett. Prior to the state competition, the all-girl Lego robotics team will compete in the FIRST World Festival Championship in Houston, Texas, April 19-22. Puckett’s […]

‘Renaissance’ student designs Extravaganza program

‘Renaissance’ student designs Extravaganza program

Although Anna Covart comes from a family of artists and is studying visual arts at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, her heart also lies in the field of science – astrophysics to be exact. Covart, an Avondale resident, designed the program cover for Douglas Anderson’s premier show, Extravaganza, which was held Feb. 11 at […]

Stockton holds Sports Science Spectacular

Stockton holds Sports Science Spectacular

The annual John N.C. Stockton Elementary School Science Spectacular, organized and funded by the PTA, wrapped in sports this year under the theme “Stockton Sports Science Spectacular – STEM Race to the Finish Line.” Nearly 500 kindergarten through fifth grade students rotated through eight hands-on science stations in which they completed a science experiment or […]

Former Sanctuary on 8th Street student has bright future ahead

Former Sanctuary on 8th Street student has bright future ahead

Once a struggling student, a Jacksonville youth, who was helped by a local program for at-risk kids, is now on the path to success. Seventeen-year-old Ky-mani Bell was just seven years old when he began attending the after-school program at Springfield’s Sanctuary on 8th Street. Later, he was enrolled in the Sanctuary’s homeschool program. “I […]

Genes play out for junior golfer

Genes play out for junior golfer

On the morning of Dec. 21, 2016, 13-year-old Carter Cummings said he woke up thinking, “Maybe I’ll hit a hole in one today!” It turns out that his waking thought wasn’t just a pipe dream. Later that day, Cummings and Bolles’ School seventh grade classmates Miller Lockwood and Will Moore were playing a round at […]