Junior Residents

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

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 […]

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 […]