Junior Residents

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

St. Mark’s Episcopal girls club wins Lemonade Stand Challenge

St. Mark’s Episcopal girls club wins Lemonade Stand Challenge

In late July, a group of young girls from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church’s Girls Breakfast Club held a successful lemonade stand and bake sale on St. Mark’s campus following church one Sunday. Proceeds benefited Angels for Allison, a local nonprofit dedicated to assisting with funeral expenses and other costs associated with the loss of a […]

School support group gives Stockton Elementary new look inside, out

School support group gives Stockton Elementary new look inside, out

During the summer while kids were playing with friends and staying up late, the active members of Friends of Stockton were busy working hard to spruce up John N.C. Stockton Elementary School in Ortega Forest. One of the reasons faculty and staff believe Stockton is a great school is the effort the Friends of Stockton […]

Grammy artist surprises elementary school for flag raising

Grammy artist surprises elementary school for flag raising

The Hendricks Avenue Elementary School PTA held its annual cookie party for new kindergarten students at orientation Aug. 10. HAE’s mascot, Henry the Eagle, made a surprise appearance and enjoyed posing for photos with the new HAE students.    School began Aug. 13 with a total enrollment of about 660, grades kindergarten to fifth, and […]

Ortega Forest families form new tribes for parent-child bonding program

Ortega Forest families form new tribes for parent-child bonding program

While there are many programs and activities available to children that promote individual growth and teach team building, not many have the specific goal to strengthen the parent-child relationship. Thanks to a resurging interest in a nearly 100-year-old program, families on the Westside have a new outlet for father-child bonding. “I am excited about rekindling […]

Bolles students spend summer working in nation’s capital

Bolles students spend summer working in nation’s capital

Two Bolles students spent three weeks this summer in Washington, D.C. as U.S. Senate pages. Elle Walters, Class of 2019, was a page for Florida Senator Bill Nelson and Hilton Ashby, Class of 2020 worked for Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. The students assisted their senators each day with everything from prepping “dailies” to making “amendment […]

Eagle Scout installs fencing for HAB Community Garden

Eagle Scout installs fencing for HAB Community Garden

Thanks to the efforts of Mason Lane Hicks and his team, the fruits and vegetables growing in the community garden at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church are no longer at risk of being trampled during baseball season. Hicks, a rising freshman in the International Baccalaureate program at Samuel Wolfson School for Advanced Studies, was awarded his […]

Teen creates celebrity recipes cookbook to fight breast cancer

Teen creates celebrity recipes cookbook to fight breast cancer

To wonder if cooking is in the genes for Miss River City Outstanding Teen Brookie Brown is like asking “Does icing go on cake?” Along with the rest of her talents, Brown’s recently-published 136-page cookbook, “Recipes to Celebrate the Finish,” is a sweet topping for her many successes this year as she promotes and advocates […]

Then and now, preschool classmates reconnect with teachers

Then and now, preschool classmates reconnect with teachers

A few couldn’t make it, some couldn’t be located, but for the five young men and women who got together at the Klavon family’s Ortega Forest home July 8 it was a time to reconnect with each other and with their preschool teachers. In 2006, 11 students – seven boys and four girls – graduated […]