JUNIOR RESIDENTS

Drama company puts new twist on old fairy tale

Drama company puts new twist on old fairy tale

In an adaptation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, playwright Jeff Hess of Avondale takes the bears on a family vacation to the Caribbean, where they encounter “a pesky intruder, a trio of zealous designers, a capricious TV judge, and a bumbling animal researcher.” “It’s fairy tale meets reality TV – all G-rated, of course, […]

Miracle babies beat odds, now college bound

Miracle babies beat odds, now college bound

Born prematurely at 28 weeks the day before Thanksgiving in 1997, Ortega triplets Jake, Caroline and Robert Still graduated from The Episcopal School of Jacksonville last month having beaten the early odds of survival nearly 20 years ago. “They truly are our miracle babies, born on Nov. 26, 1997 at just over 2.5 lbs.,” said […]

Miramar student takes home gold at State Science Fair

Miramar student takes home gold at State Science Fair

Andrew (A.J.) Horkan of Miramar, a student at San Jose Catholic School, was the only Northeast Florida student to win his division at the Florida State Science Fair in Lakeland, March 28-30. Approximately 800 students from around the state presented their science projects at the three-day event, which included a junior and senior division and […]

Jacksonville waterways good proving ground for youth competitors

Jacksonville waterways good proving ground for youth competitors

Growing up within sight of the water, it seems natural that youngsters would be drawn to St. Johns River-based recreational activities. That is indeed the case for a number of local girls and boys who participate in competitive sailing and rowing. Aiding these youngsters in their desire to explore sports on the water is the […]

Community celebration planned for Fishweir

Community celebration planned for Fishweir

From humble beginnings as a four-room school built on a cow pasture in 1917, Fishweir Elementary School today attracts students from all over Duval County as a visual performing arts magnet school and feeder for LaVilla School of the Arts. This month the school celebrates 100 years of education with festivities planned for Friday, May […]

Pi Day takes on new meaning at Landon Middle School

Pi Day takes on new meaning at Landon Middle School

It is not in Timothy Feagins’ job description to be duct-taped high up on the wall of the cafeteria and pelted with whipped cream pies, but as principal of Julia Landon College Preparatory School, Feagins didn’t seem to mind. “Anything for the kids,” he said. Throwing pies in Feagins’ face during lunch in the school […]

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 […]