JUNIOR RESIDENTS

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 […]

San Marco chess coach endeavors to teach more than a game

San Marco chess coach endeavors to teach more than a game

George Foote of San Marco can’t pinpoint exactly when he started teaching chess after school to students at Hendricks Avenue Elementary, but suffice it to say it has been more than 20 years. In the intervening years, Foote’s chess club has grown so it now incorporates 90 children at four levels – experienced, kindergarten, grades […]

Lemonade War teaches economics to HAE third grade

Lemonade War teaches economics to HAE third grade

This year Wolfson Children’s Hospital was the beneficiary of what has become a right-of-passage for all third graders at Hendricks Avenue Elementary School. On June 1, Alex Osbourne, development coordinator for Wolfson Children’s Hospital, was presented a check for $1,557.02 from third grader Katherine Cumbow, the spoils earned from the students’ annual “Lemonade War,” which […]

Lee High School EVAC students win national challenge

Lee High School EVAC students win national challenge

In order to foster kinder and more empathic communities, the KIND Foundation and Making Caring Common, a project of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, launched the KIND Schools Challenge. Dozens of middle- and high-school students across the country developed ideas to foster kindness and inclusivity in their school communities. Of those, 10 entries – from […]