JUNIOR RESIDENTS

Fishing for compliments

Fishing for compliments

By Ally Schneider, Lily El Hassan, Brendan Farrell and Abbie Miller   Mrs. Ossi, the 7th grade religion teacher at San Jose Catholic School, suggested to her students that we do a Lenten project at school We all enthusiastically agreed. When it came time to choose the project, everyone poured in their ideas. The number one […]

Students’ creativity brings light to Wolfson patients

Students’ creativity brings light to Wolfson patients

By Morgan McGovern and Erin Corbett   During the Lenten season, the 7th graders at San Jose Catholic School were asked to come up with ideas for a project to give back to the community. Morgan came up with the idea of taking three strips of bandanas and braiding them together into a bracelet.  She thought it […]

Record-breaker: Bolles swimmer to represent Singapore in Olympics

Record-breaker: Bolles swimmer to represent Singapore in Olympics

Bolles student Joseph Schooling, a rising junior at the school’s San Jose campus, is now the youngest athlete ever to be named Singapore’s Sportsman of the Year. The competitive swimmer will also represent his country in swimming during the 2012 Summer Olympics. Final exams in Jacksonville, however, kept him from attending the ceremony in his […]

Children’s chorus headed to Ireland

The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus will be performing in Ireland this June as part of its first international tour. The young singers, many of them local residents, will spend six nights and seven days traveling throughout Ireland. Some of their stops include Dublin, Limerick, the Cliffs of Moher, Kilkenny and Wicklow. The choir will perform with […]

Chris Craft boat inspires student’s derby car

Chris Craft boat inspires student’s derby car

Gunnar
Davidson, a second grader at John Stockton Elementary School, was on a roll
last month with his homemade pinewood derby car. Like many Boy Scouts his age,
Davidson competed in the annual derby races earlier this year as part of troop
activities. Davidson, however, stood out from the pack with his car—a
built-to-scale replica of a wooden Chris-Craft boat. Davidson’s father Michael
and uncle Mark Brundick helped out with the design. Named “Crazy Daisy,” the
car beat about 85 cars to win the Pinewood Derby for his Cub Scout Pack 522 at
Ortega Methodist Church last month. The car also won the prestigious “Best in
Show” category.

Crazy
Daisy later placed third in the Wolves Den for the Great Miccosukee District,
which means a slot in the upcoming state race competition.

Local students excel at engineering competition

More
than 130 Northeast Florida high school students participated in the 10th Annual
Engineering Career Day and competition hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers in late February.

While
the first place award went to a team from Fernandina Beach High School and the
second place award went to a team from Yulee High School, two neighborhood
schools were among the competition’s top performers. Bishop Kenny High
School—whose team included Peter House, Zach McNulty, Michael Barr and Diab
Abdulnour— took third place in the competition. Their faculty advisers were
Vicki Schmitt and Paulette Gonzalez. The Trinity Christian Academy team took fourth
place in the competition. The team included Brent Miles, Bin Jung, Rachaul
Keller and Jordan Kennedy. Faculty adviser for the Trinity Christian team was
Jim Aenis.

The
event’s purpose was to introduce local math- and science-oriented students to
engineering as a potential area of study in college and as a professional
career. The event was a highlight of National Engineers Week activities in
Northeast Florida.

Five
participating universities, 20 architecture and engineering firms, Naval
Facilities Engineering Command and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers professionals
met with students to discuss engineering education and careers.

BK basketball season scores

BK basketball season scores

Seniors
on the Bishop Kenny Crusader’s girls basketball team wrapped up their final
high school season earlier this year with a senior celebration.

The
Crusaders dominated the visiting Ponte Vedra Sharks 69-31. Seven seniors who
have played together for the past four years led the team. The group has been successful
on and off the court. Every year they have also received the Florida High
School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Floyd Lay Sunshine Cup All Sports award for
their outstanding cumulative grade point average and athleticism.
Congratulations, ladies, and may you continue to succeed in college.

Walsh named All-Star athlete

Walsh named  All-Star athlete

Bishop Kenny High School senior Rose Walsh was recently selected as an All-Star Athlete by WJXT-TV 4 and VyStar Credit Union.
The program honors high school athletes