Junior Residents

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New AI Policy Changes Address the Good, Bad

New AI Policy Changes Address the Good, Bad

Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s (ESJ) division heads and Student Life office recently worked to develop a new policy for grades six through 12 regarding the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the classroom, balancing its frequent misuse with the need for graduates to work within technological advancements such as AI. ESJ’s new policy reads: “Our […]

Brown Wins Essay Contest

Brown Wins Essay Contest

Aria Brown, a senior at Wolfson High School, was recognized on Dec. 6 as the third-place winner in the 2023 High School Essay Contest, sponsored by the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division. Brown’s essay focused on the Constitution’s 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the […]

A New Castle for Assumption Knights

A New Castle for Assumption Knights

Students at Assumption Catholic School celebrated the installation of brand-new playground equipment in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 23. This new playground equipment cost nearly $250,000 and Principal Maryann Jimenez said it took two cycles of the school’s annual fundraisers to fully fund. The school selected New York-based Play By Design – the same […]

Sutter Exemplifies Excellence

Sutter Exemplifies Excellence

Bishop Kenny senior Bridget Sutter was honored with the Gator Bowl Charities Award of Excellence Scholarship. She was selected based on her scholastic record, community service, sports participation, leadership, extracurricular activities and written essay. Sutter is a BK Student Ambassador, a member of multiple school organizations, runs cross country and track and maintains a 4.48 […]

Keeping Calm and Clean

Keeping Calm and Clean

Soluna Yoga + Spa hosted three local Girl Scouts troops – Troops 2076, 62040 and 2149 – for a one-hour yoga class on Jan. 21 taught by owner Dori Thomsen, vice president of the 5 Points Merchants Association (FPMA), in gratitude for their sisterhood and service. The yoga class was followed by a group trash […]

Choir, Spelling Bee Wins for Assumption Students

Choir, Spelling Bee Wins for Assumption Students

Assumption Catholic School students brough home several awards in November. Dozens of students vied for top spot at the annual Spelling Bee, with seventh grader Evelyn winning the competition. She will progress to the Duval County semi-finals on Feb. 13 with the top 25 moving on to the finals on Feb. 27. Seventh grader Wyatt […]

Eagle Scout Project Houses Tortoises

Eagle Scout Project Houses Tortoises

Boy Scout Troop 2 member Lucas Soulby recently completed his Eagle Scout project to the benefit of his alma mater, Assumption Catholic School. The school has two tortoises, Shelly and Sheldon, who reside in its garden and were in need of a permanent shelter. Soulby met with science teacher Bill Hawthorn to design a plan […]

Children Blessed (and Bless) through Shopping Spree

Children Blessed (and Bless) through Shopping Spree

Sanctuary on 8th Street treated over 50 kids to its Annual Holiday Shopping Experience at Target on Dec. 13. Each child was given a budget of $100 and a chaperone to guide them through the store. Beyond the excitement of choosing gifts, the experience served as a valuable opportunity for the youth to work on […]

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