Junior Residents

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

Autumn in the air at fall festival

Autumn in the air at fall festival

The school grounds were filled with families having fun and harvesting memories at the annual John Stockton Elementary fall festival Oct. 25.  Along with the traditional fall festival activities, such as a cakewalk, bouncy houses and slides, food and sno cones, face painting and carnival games, this year the school added battery operated motorcars plus […]

Pink Out volleyball tradition continues for Bishop Kenny, Bolles

Pink Out volleyball tradition continues for Bishop Kenny, Bolles

The 12-year Bishop Kenny-Bolles tradition to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer continued as volleyball teams from both schools squared off Oct. 8 to provide support for the Donna Foundation. Donna Deegan, a Bishop Kenny graduate, delivered an inspiring speech to a packed gymnasium during half-time of the Pink Out event. Over $5,000 […]

Jacksonville Club donates funds so deaf and blind students can ski

Jacksonville Club donates funds so deaf and blind students can ski

Thanks to the generosity of the Jacksonville Ski Club, a student or two from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind will have an opportunity to hit the slopes this winter. Bianca Roos, president of the Jacksonville Ski Club, presented a check for $3,200 to Jennifer Enache of the school during the club’s annual […]

Neighborhood families built global friendships this summer

Neighborhood families built global friendships this summer

More than 25 youth from Avondale, Ortega, St. Nicholas and San Marco represented the USA at international CISV programs this summer.  A global, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring action for a more just and peaceful world, CISV helps its young participants develop as future leaders and active citizens so they can make a […]

San Marco teens donate mission money to hurricane relief

San Marco teens donate mission money to hurricane relief

The devastation suffered by residents in the Bahama Islands had such a profound effect on two San Marco teenagers that they emptied their proverbial piggy banks at Southside United Methodist Church to assist islanders that have been left homeless. For the past two years, Sarah Sasser, 15, and her 13-year-old sister, Rachel, have worked a […]

Scout tackles Eagle project in honor of late grandfather

Scout tackles Eagle project in honor of late grandfather

It’s been six years since Reid Hampton’s grandfather, William “Sonny” Scaife, passed away, but Scaife’s memory will live on through his grandson’s Eagle Scout project. “My grandfather was an Eagle Scout and was active in Riverside Park United Methodist Church until he passed away in 2013,” said Hampton, an Ortega Forest resident. “I wanted to […]

Landon receives two accolades from state PTA at leadership convention

The awards keep rolling in for the Parents-Teachers-Students Association at Julia Landon College Preparatory School.  In May, the PTSA from San Marco’s academically talented and leadership magnet school was designated the “Middle School PTSA of the Year,” by the Duval County Council PTA, and this July, Landon’s PTSA Board members were pleased to discover they […]

Two Wolfson cheerleaders named All American, cheer team receives state recognition

Two Wolfson cheerleaders named All American, cheer team receives state recognition

School may have just begun, but the Samuel Wolfson School for Advanced Studies and Leadership’s varsity cheerleading squad has already begun to pile on the laurels, including having two of its members named as UCA All Americans.  During the Universal Cheerleading Association competition comprised of 15 high school varsity teams from Florida in mid-July, the […]

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