Junior Residents

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

Wolfson inaugural IB pinning

Wolfson inaugural IB pinning

A select group of academically talented juniors at Wolfson High School proudly participated in the school’s inaugural International Baccalaureate Programme Pinning Ceremony at The University Club in November. The 38 students who were pinned will go on to become Wolfson’s first class to graduate with an IB Diploma designation. The students have worked rigorously since […]

Alfred DuPont 7th grader wins 3rd place in essay contest

Alfred DuPont 7th grader wins 3rd place in essay contest

Bailey Williams, a 7th grader at Alfred I. DuPont Middle School, took home a 3rd place $200 Visa gift card prize in the inaugural Mayor Brown Essay Contest. The 2012 essay contest theme, “With a College Degree I can…,” prompted 827 entries from elementary, middle and high school students throughout Duval County. First place winners […]

Ready, set, build! – San Jose Trojans invited to Lego regionals

Ready, set, build! – San Jose Trojans invited to Lego regionals

Never mind that there are over 16,000 teams in more than 55 countries. For the San Jose [Catholic School] Trojans, it’s enough that there were 15 other teams competing in the RobotFest Tournament in Port Orange, FL early last month. The 6th and 7th grade San Jose Trojans meet in an afterschool program and at […]

Meeting Santa for breakfast

Audrey Brice meets Santa Jim Wells, both of Avondale, at the 9th annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Silent Auction by the Avondale United Methodist Child’s Day Out Preschool. Students enjoyed getting photos with Santa Claus and a Christmas concert by the VPK-4 classes.

Stockton Elementary girl wins 3rd place in essay contest

Stockton Elementary girl wins 3rd place in essay contest

Emily Gnida, a John Stockton Elementary 4th grader, took home a 3rd place $200 Visa gift card prize in the inaugural Mayor Brown Essay Contest. The 2012 essay contest theme, “With a College Degree I can…,” prompted 827 entries from elementary, middle and high school students throughout Duval County. First place winners received iPads and […]

Youngsters to make 90-mile swim for charities

Youngsters to make 90-mile swim for charities

Aidan Galpin, a 10-year-old St. Mark’s Episcopal student, is part of a group of kids being coached by Kerry Wick Swimming at Good Shepherd. Galpin and 20 others are swimming the Key West to Cuba book this winter and Aidan has decided to use his 90-mile swim to help others. He has collected over $1,500 […]

Kindergarten donates 630 lbs. of fruit to Second Harvest Food Bank

Kindergarteners at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School have been studying how fruits and vegetables grow, while learning valuable lessons about need and hunger. For three days in December students and parent volunteers collected donations of citrus fruit to be sorted, counted and weighed as part of a math lesson. The children filled a truck bed […]

Sixth grader has shot at Duval County Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the returning 2011-2012 Champion, Will K., for his second win! After 22 rounds, the sixth grader’s winning word was “disingenuous.” Fifth grader Chloe S. was the runner up. Will now advances to take the written exam to qualify for the Duval County Bee.