Junior Residents

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

Ortega Hometown Hero fulfills entire wish lists for six pet rescues

Ortega Hometown Hero fulfills entire wish lists for six pet rescues

Already an Eagle Scout and the recipient of the Positively Jax award from Channel 4, 16-year-old Jacob Davis has added another honor to his list: Hometown Hero. Whataburger awarded Davis with the title as part of a program in which the company recognizes heroes who make their communities special, after Davis organized an effort to […]

Bolles runner up in state football championship

Bolles runner up in state football championship

Colleges have come knocking for a Bolles junior and wide receiver, even as the team narrowly missed netting their 12th Florida High School Athletic Association title Dec. 11 with a 21-25 loss. In the semi-final game Nov. 29, Davis Ellis of San Marco, made a right-handed catch on a pass from Bolles Quarterback Jeremiah Johnson, […]

Journalism students hone skills, tour Washington D.C.

Journalism students hone skills, tour Washington D.C.

Bishop Kenny sent 13 journalism students, along with newspaper adviser Jessica Durbin and yearbook adviser Dawn Huskey, to Washington, D.C. to attend the National High School Journalism Convention at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel from Nov. 20 through Nov. 24. Participants attended informational sessions on writing, editing, designing, photography, social media, leadership skills, and more […]

Douglas Anderson students share New Year’s reflections

Douglas Anderson students share New Year’s reflections

Samantha Hill, Senior, Classical Guitar What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year and why?  Media entertainment. Whenever I feel overwhelmed with school work or college applications, I turn to YouTube videos, Twitter drama and Snapchat stories. These things are all great, but not when I have very close upcoming due […]

Ruth N. Upson student expresses Christmas spirit, inspired by Elf on the Shelf

Ruth N. Upson student expresses Christmas spirit, inspired by Elf on the Shelf

Ruth N. Upson third-grader Jacob Stratton kicked off the holidays with a good, old-fashioned philanthropic project and the inspiration of his Elf on the Shelf, Chip. Jacob has decided to help needy dogs and cats at the Jacksonville Humane Society by collecting supplies for them. He visited all the third-grade classes at the Murray Hill […]

Glover named to FSU honors program

Glover named to FSU honors program

San Marco area resident Christian Glover was one of 16 Florida State University students to be named an inaugural James M. Seneff Scholar in the school’s College of Business James M. Seneff Honors Program. Glover and the other student honorees were celebrated in late September at a special event hosted by FSU President John Thrasher and […]

Jog-a-thon raises $27,000 for Assumption

Jog-a-thon raises $27,000 for Assumption

The Early Childhood Learning Center and Assumption Catholic School held its annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser Nov. 4. Students from Pre-Kindergarten 3 to eighth grade participated, with PreK-3 through second grade jogging on Assumption’s fields and the older students using Bishop Kenny’s track. The children enjoyed popsicles after the event. The event raised $27,260 for the school’s […]

Record number of X-C runners raise $10,000 in Katie Caples race

Record number of X-C runners raise $10,000 in Katie Caples race

The 21st Annual Katie Caples Cross Country Invitational was held at Bishop Kenny High School on Sept. 21.  Known as the “Night with Lights” race because it takes place in the evening on the St. Johns River, the invitational took place between 5:30 and 9 pm.  A record number of runners – 2,400 athletes representing […]

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