Junior Residents

All the latest news and stories about our neighborhood’s junior residents.

Eagle Scouts Contribute to the Community

Eagle Scouts Contribute to the Community

Becoming an Eagle Scout is not for the fainthearted. Scouts applying for Eagle status must complete a detailed workbook for their community service proposal and present it to the local scoutmaster for review. It then goes to a committee and the district advancement team for approval after which the scout will have to initiate fund […]

St. Johns announces four National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

St. Johns announces four National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

St. Johns Country Day School announced that four of its seniors have been chosen as semi-finalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Sean Gregson of Fleming Island, Mia Morin of Orange Park, Robert Morris of Orange Park, and Ariel Sauer of Jacksonville. This is the most from any one school in […]

Guest artist visits Douglas Anderson, shares tips and industry knowledge

Guest artist visits Douglas Anderson, shares tips and industry knowledge

Theatre students at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts workshopped for two days last month with guest artist Lenny Banovez. Seniors crafted their college audition pieces and auditioned for summer internships through Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Michigan and the off-Broadway Titan Theatre Company. Banovez serves as the artistic director of both stages. “Talent is […]

Piper Davis, fourth grader, leads Afghan relief effort

Piper Davis, fourth grader, leads Afghan relief effort

Piper Davis, fourth grader at Hendricks Avenue Elementary, led an Afghan relief effort. She collected monetary donations from classmates to buy personal and household items for refugee families who are resettling in Jacksonville. At the beginning of the school year, Davis was assigned the role of “Community Outreach Leader.” Many of her ideas for leading […]

Back to School

Back to School

A selection of back to school photos

History-Making at Bolles

History-Making at Bolles

The Bolles School launched the 2021-22 school year on August 12 with many of the typical First Day of School festivities and events, including the annual Senior Breakfast where black dresses and ties were donned along with shades and tiaras. But there are some exciting history-making firsts to take note of. One historic hallmark of […]

App-titude for Success

App-titude for Success

Most kids going into their senior year of high school spend their time sending off college applications, counting down the days until graduation, and enjoying the last bit of leisure time with hometown friends before they go off into the adult world. Within a few years and degrees later, they can expect to start getting […]

Boy Scouts trek Northern Tier

Boy Scouts trek Northern Tier

San Marco members of Boy Scout Troop 906 chartered out of St. John’s Cathedral recently returned from a trip to the Northern Tier. Along with their leader, Mark Eckels, the scouts participated in a five-day canoe trek out of the Charles Sommers National High Adventure Base in Ely, Minnesota. They ventured for five days and […]

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