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School shootings rouse a variety of reactions from prayers to protests. In Jacksonville, thanks to one young woman, a high school is reaching out to victims through the power of the pen. Episcopal School students befriend Parkland students through pen pal mission It was Aristotle who said “good habits formed at youth make all the […]

San Marco teen crowned Miss Bishop Kenny

San Marco teen crowned Miss Bishop Kenny

San Marco resident Grace Isaac, 17, was crowned Miss Bishop Kenny 2018-2019. The daughter of Brett and Michelle Isaac, she attended Hendricks Avenue Elementary School, Assumption Catholic School, and is now a junior at Bishop Kenny High School, where she is vice president of the Interact Club and a member of the Anchor Club. She […]

Batter up! Youth baseball has never been better

Batter up! Youth baseball has never been better

Baseball and softball are in full swing throughout the region this spring, and in at least two local leagues the number of players taking part has shown a marked increase. Hendricks Avenue Baseball commissioner Jon Yost says this season, which kicked off in late February and concludes on Memorial Day weekend, has seen more participants […]

Teens dance to raise money ‘for the kids’

Teens dance to raise money ‘for the kids’

The Episcopal School of Jacksonville and Bishop Kenny High School became dance partners for an evening at their inaugural Dance Marathon “For the Kids,” a Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser to raise money for Wolfson Children’s Hospital and UF Health Jacksonville. Over 150 participants stayed on their feet for six hours March 17 at Episcopal’s Buck […]

Avondale brother and sister sing pre-race National Anthem

Avondale brother and sister sing pre-race National Anthem

Two Avondale siblings had the honor of singing the National Anthem prior to the 41st Annual Gate River Run March 10. Reed Krueger, a fourth-grade student at Riverside Presbyterian Day School, and his second-grade sister, Stella, learned the anthem by listening to their mother sing it for a variety of sporting events. “We ran the […]

First-grader meets Gov. Rick Scott at reception

First-grader meets Gov. Rick Scott at reception

Julian Bowie, a first-grade student at Central Riverside Elementary School, was the only Duval County resident who was honored at the Governor’s Mansion March 23, thanks to his artistic endeavors for the 2018 Black History Month Student and Teacher Contest. Bowie, who made the trip with his mother, Christy, to Gov. Rick Scott and First […]

Friends of Hendricks host annual walkathon with $50,000 goal

Friends of Hendricks host annual walkathon with $50,000 goal

Students at Hendricks Avenue Elementary School have a special challenge this year for the sixth annual walkathon. If students walk 750 miles (6,000 laps around the track) collectively, Principal Mindy McLendon agreed to become a student for a day. McLendon is the new principal for the 2017-2018 school year, but had served as assistant principal […]

Teen beauty queen makes breast cancer awareness her platform

Teen beauty queen makes breast cancer awareness her platform

Brookie Brown, newly crowned Miss River City Outstanding Teen, confessed she originally thought beauty pageants were about wearing pretty dresses and getting your makeup done. When the junior at Christ’s Church Academy realized there was scholarship money to be won and an opportunity to promote her platform of educating young people about breast cancer she […]

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