Junior Residents

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

South Shores resident makes bracelets to cheer Wolfson patients

South Shores resident makes bracelets to cheer Wolfson patients

What started as a cure for boredom during Jacksonville’s stay-at-home order has turned into a gift to the young patients at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. After learning the skill of making bracelets from a friend at school, 10-year-old Mackenzie Meyer of South Shores decided to teach others how to make the handmade treasures during a special […]

Lucy Page honored with Rotary’s ‘Service Above Self’ award

Lucy Page honored with Rotary’s ‘Service Above Self’ award

Rotary Club of San Marco President Pete Helow presented the “Service Above Self” award to 10-year-old Lucy Page, daughter of Rotarian Tim Page for demonstrating exemplary humanitarian service, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others in our community. In May as COVID had fully set in, Lucy was unhappy […]

Camp Sunshine shines blessing on Angels for Allison

Camp Sunshine shines blessing on Angels for Allison

As with many nonprofits, COVID-19 has not been kind to Angels for Allison, requiring the Jacksonville-based charity to call a pause to all its fundraising efforts for several months. However, one ray of light has been Camp Sunshine, a day camp led by high school students across Jacksonville, which for the past seven years has […]

Angels for Allison honors local students with awards, scholarship

Angels for Allison honors local students with awards, scholarship

Four Northeast Florida students were recognized in June for their service by Angels for Allison, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance for expenses associated with the death of a child. Recipients of the second annual Angels for Allison Service Award were Anna Medley of Paxson School for Advanced Studies, Jahkari Smothers of Robert E. Lee […]

Ortega student selected for bank leadership internship

Ortega student selected for bank leadership internship

Caroline Davis of Ortega was one of four Duval County high school juniors and seniors selected by Bank of America as Student Leaders® to take part in a paid summer internship experience focusing on leadership, civic engagement, and workforce skills building.  In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the program has been adapted to a virtual […]

More than serving orange juice: Ortega student enjoys Washington internship

More than serving orange juice: Ortega student enjoys Washington internship

At a time when so many college students have had summer jobs or internships cancelled due to COVID-19, Liza Bishop of Ortega, a rising junior at Catholic University in Washington D.C., is spending her days on Capitol Hill serving as an intern at Florida House, a nonprofit, non-partisan state embassy that “works to connect, celebrate, […]

Assumption celebrates graduating eighth graders and kindergarteners

Assumption celebrates graduating eighth graders and kindergarteners

Although the commencement ceremonies were different from years past due to COVID-19 and its social distancing requirements, Assumption Catholic School still took the opportunity to recognize its eighth-grade graduates on May 29. Davis Johnson was lauded as valedictorian and Gordon Whitcomb took salutatorian honors during an early morning ceremony on the Bishop Kenny campus. Assumption […]

St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School celebrates 50th graduating class

St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School celebrates 50th graduating class

Four academic excellence awards were given out as 16 students graduated in the 50th graduating class of St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School June 5. Receiving awards were Robert Adams, Head of School Award; Dallas Ashley Morgan, St. Mark’s Award; Angeline (Annie) Leigh Adams, Board of Regents Merit Award; and Tesla Swain, Rector’s Award.  Each year, […]

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