JUNIOR RESIDENTS

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

DAR presents flag to Nowikowski

DAR presents flag to Nowikowski

The Fort San Nicholas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented a distinctive flag to local resident Erin Nowikowski last month.
The group gave Nowikowski, a graduate of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, an American Braille flag to honor her good citizenship within the community.
Molly Knight, a San Marco resident and regent of the DAR, presented Nowikowski with the handmade flag. The flag was made with different materials so the visually impaired can feel each star and stripe.
Nowikowski works in the neighborhood at San Marco Deli and the Bark and Howl Bakery. DAR officials said she creates goodwill with her salesmanship and willingness to do good work.

Do unto others…

Do unto others…

Students in the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus third grade presented The Golden Rule on Feb. 29

St. Paul’s students excel at science fair

St. Paul’s students excel at science fair

St. Paul’s Catholic School students won nine awards at the Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Under the big top at St. Johns

Under the big top  at St. Johns

Who knew the circus was in town

Ortega student crowned Mr. St. Johns

Ortega student crowned Mr. St. Johns

St. Johns Country Day School junior Jess Wilsensky held off 10 other handsome and talented young men to win the coveted “Mr. St. Johns” title at a late February event held in the school’s Performing Arts Center. Event chair and Ortega resident Caroline Robbins and co-chair, Ellen Crist, chose “Mr. St. Johns Hits the Beach” for this year’s theme. The guys entertained the audience competing in casual wear, lip sync and formal wear. Luke Dill was the first runner-up, Garrett Hays was the second runner-up, Cole Ferguson was the third runner-up and Drew Petty was the fourth runner-up. Other contestants included Ryan Lindholm, John Stribling, Joe Capps, Madison Duff, Collin Hudson, Trey Teahan. The Mr. St. Johns contest is sponsored by the Interact Club and proceeds go to benefit Relay for Life/American Cancer Society. This year’s total was $1,762.