Junior Residents

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

Thornton heads to Disney Tokyo

Thornton heads to Disney Tokyo

Annie Thornton fell in love with the art of dance at the age of three and has loved performing on stage since she was a child. Though it started with dance, she found a new love for theatre in high school, where she began dreaming of performing on Broadway. Annie’s dreams of performing on Broadway […]

Preschool students join Easter Bunny for San Marco parade

Preschool students join Easter Bunny for San Marco parade

The Preschool in San Marco carried on its annual decades-long tradition of an Easter Parade. Led by the Easter Bunny, students paraded through San Marco Square and ended back at Aspire Church where they enjoyed cookies and an egg hunt. The Preschool in San Marco opened in August 2021 as a ministry of Southside Baptist […]

ESJ rowing wins Scholastic State Championship

ESJ rowing wins Scholastic State Championship

Early in April the Episcopal rowing team traveled to Sarasota for the FSRA state championships and came away with three titles.  Leading the way for the Episcopal School of Jacksonville Eagles was Reilly Shapiro ’22 — lightweight single overall and scholastic state champion; Allie Alton ’22 and Bradlie Hicks ’23 (varsity 2 boat) — second […]

Greek Olympics return to Jacksonville Country Day School

Greek Olympics return to Jacksonville Country Day School

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, Jacksonville Country Day School’s Greek Olympics have returned. The school’s students spent the past few months exploring ancient Greek cultures, traditions and mythology in their global studies class, which culminated in a day of ancient Greek fun including the Greek Olympics, Greek skit performances and a Greek food […]

SJEDS Kindergarteners “journey” to Japan

SJEDS Kindergarteners “journey” to Japan

San Jose Episcopal Day School Kindergarteners recently completed a two-week “journey” to Japan. Students learned Japanese greetings and how to count to ten. They studied customs and geography with an emphasis on Mt. Fuji and wrote reports on their fact-finding. Kimonos were beautifully painted. To celebrate the students’ “excursion,” a gorgeous meal was served complete […]

Third quarter President’s List recipients announced during convocation

Third quarter President’s List recipients announced during convocation

The 2021-22 Third Quarter President’s List recipients were announced during an all-campus convocation in Davis Gym on March 17. Each quarter during the academic year, upper school faculty and staff nominate students for the award. A faculty committee receives the submissions and identifies stand-out student candidates who best exemplify The Bolles Way by pursuing excellence […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida Names 2022 Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida Names 2022 Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida named Laniya F., a senior at Edward H. White High School, as the organization’s 2022 Youth of the Year which is the highest honor any Boys & Girls Club member can receive. The organization also named Descover R. as the Middle School Youth of the Year and Lauren […]

West Riverside students win recycling contest

West Riverside students win recycling contest

Ms. Baron’s 5th grade dual language class at West Riverside Elementary recently won a recycling contest sponsored by T-Mobile and the Jacksonville Zoo. The students collected 76 devices, which included both old cell phones and tablets. According to the Zoo, “Coltan is a mineral ore used in the production of small electronics, but mining for […]

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