Junior Residents

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

Bolles robotics teams excel at regionals

Bolles robotics teams excel at regionals

Four Bolles robotics teams from all three Bolles campuses enjoyed continued success at the North Florida Regional FIRST LEGO League Championship, held Feb. 29 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. The students competed for more than 12 hours and brought home several awards with some teams invited to participate in the state and global competitions: […]

Bishop Kenny Science Fair winners announced

Bishop Kenny Science Fair winners announced

Bishop Kenny took more than 13 place awards and 26 special awards during this year’s Regional Science and Engineering Fair, which held its award ceremony Feb. 11 at the Florida Blue Conference Center. In all 36 Crusaders participated in the fair, with 14 students selected for the State Team and two selected for the International […]

duPont eighth grader wins Duval County spelling bee

duPont eighth grader wins Duval County spelling bee

Julius Graham overcomes adversity to become top speller in the county As far as Julius Graham is concerned, his victory in the Duval County Spelling Bee came as the result of prayer. An eighth grader at Alfred I. duPont Middle School, Graham realized he had studied a different list of words from the other contestants […]

St. Johns art students win awards in scholastic competition

St. Johns art students win awards in scholastic competition

Five students from Jacksonville’s historic neighborhoods were among 36 student artists from St. Johns Country Day School, to be recognized in the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Collectively, the St. John’s students took home 89 awards. Haley Juskowski of Ortega Farms took home a Gold Key and an Honorable Mention.  Abbey Lantinberg of San […]

Six Boy Scouts from Troop 2 fly up to Eagle

Six Boy Scouts from Troop 2 fly up to Eagle

Six Boy Scouts from Troop 2, which meets at St. Johns Presbyterian Church received their Eagle award during a special ceremony Jan. 26. Those who were honored were Mason Doherty, Reid Hampton, Arturo Hernandez, Reedy Monahan, James Monteleone and John Wright Stanly. A senior at Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Doherty has loved the experiences and […]

Episcopal singers perform at Disney World

Episcopal singers perform at Disney World

Members of the Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s Concert and Honors Chorale performed Dec. 11 during Disney’s Candlelight Processional in EPCOT, a tradition started by Walt Disney over 60 years ago. During the holiday celebration, the students were accompanied by the Disney Orchestra, celebrity narrator Isabella Rossellini, Disney’s professional choir, the cast of Voices of Liberty, […]

RPDS LEGO teams win trophies at LEGO League Jr. Expo

RPDS LEGO teams win trophies at LEGO League Jr. Expo

Three teams of budding engineers from Riverside Presbyterian Day School took home much of the winning hardware during the LEGO League Jr. Expo held at Edward Waters College Dec. 14. The students have been learning and working since August on the Boomtown Build season. They learned about the importance of making buildings durable, accessible, and […]

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 […]