Junior Residents

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

San Marco ‘super-nova’ leads team to third place in volleyball nationals

San Marco ‘super-nova’ leads team to third place in volleyball nationals

Fourteen-year-old Grace Albaugh of San Marco led her club team to a third-place finish and was the only freshman amidst a group of sophomores named to the All-Tournament 15 and Under team at the 2019 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships in Indianapolis in June. Albauch and her OTVA Jax 15 teammates (Orlando Tampa Volleyball […]

LaVilla launches 20th anniversary celebration with beautification project

LaVilla launches 20th anniversary celebration with beautification project

A collaboration between a local artist, a global company and a public middle school will result in a beautification project just in time to celebrate LaVilla School of the Arts’ 20th anniversary during the 2019-2020 school year. When Murray Hill resident Jason Tetlak’s daughter, Logan entered LaVilla in fall 2018, he offered his services as […]

Experiencing life through a different lens

Experiencing life  through a different lens

We asked Julia Nichols, an Ortega Forest resident and junior this year at St. John’s Country Day School, to share her summer adventure with our readers. In her words…

Charity helping charity: nonprofits donate time, money to help youth

Charity helping charity: nonprofits donate time, money to help youth

The Carpenter’s Shop Center Summer Camp was buzzing with activity on June 17 when more than 30 Teen Tutors met with the Center’s elementary school campers (K-6th grades) to begin an intensive one-on-one summer reading program sponsored by READ USA. The Teen Tutors, trained and funded through a grant from the Kids Hope Alliance, came […]

EVAC youth ‘changing the game’

EVAC youth ‘changing the game’

Lee students to present in Brazil When 20 male freshmen began a leadership class at Robert E. Lee High School in 2015, one of Amy Donofrio’s first lessons to the class was on Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave.” The class embraced the lesson and thus began EVAC, which is “cave” spelled backwards, to signify their […]

Neighborhood show allows for close encounters between residents and pets

Neighborhood show allows for close encounters between residents and pets

A tortoise, a bearded dragon and an American Miniature Horse were just a few of the pets that took part in Mike and Sharon Leonard’s annual neighborhood pet show May 18. More than 100 friends and neighbors gathered in the front yard of the Leonards’ Colonial Manor home to show off their pets in what […]

Eagle Scout project morphs into school-wide effort

Eagle Scout project morphs into  school-wide effort

The students at John N.C. Stockton Elementary School are happier in the mornings before school thanks to some colorful benches they can sit on while waiting for class to begin.  Throughout the past school year, parents, grandparents, students, and Boy Scouts have made many benches, but the project began last summer when Boy Scout and […]

Art festival for children with varying needs

Art festival for children  with varying needs

Hundreds of children with special needs were treated to the sights and sounds of art at the Arts4All Festival (formerly VSA), presented by Citi April 30-May 3 at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.  Over the four-day period more than 1,100 volunteers welcomed 1,370 students and 600 teachers and chaperones from 30 schools in […]