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Mandarin High School’s leader named Principal of the Year

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By Eleanor Ruffes

Dr. Donna Richardson, principal of Mandarin High School, is a true asset to Mandarin families and the greater community — and her unwavering dedication to her students and school has not gone unnoticed. Richardson recently earned two outstanding accolades: on May 10, Richardson was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award by the Mandarin Rotary and two days later, at a gala sponsored by the Duval County School System at EverBank Field, Richardson was honored with the Duval County Public School 2016 Principal of the Year award.

A spot of tea is just right for Ponte Vedra students

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By Kerry Fodor

Three students who were born and raised in England hosted a British Tea Party on May 18 for their school friends — that in turn benefitted the Ocean Palms Elementary PTO. Cerys Jack from Landrum Middle School and Ysabel Jacks and Kerry Fodor from Ocean Palms Elementary treated their guests to an informative tour of English cuisine and customs. 

Fourth graders dissect owl pellets


By NewsLine Staff

On Monday, May 16, San Juan del Rio Catholic School’s fourth graders had the unique opportunity to dissect owl pellets in their science class.

PVHS Sports Roundup: DePersio excels in classroom and in athletics

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By Harry Jorgensen

Few student athletes can devote themselves to a sport while still earning stellar grades, but Ponte Vedra’s Christian DePersio was able to excel in the classroom while playing two sports for the Sharks. DePersio, now a senior, played running back on the football team the past two years and ran track the past three years.

Julington Creek fifth graders collect shoes for schnauzers

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By NewsLine Staff

Julington Creek Elementary School fifth grader Sydney Studt and her family recently spearheaded a donation drive of athletic shoes to benefit Schnauzer Love Rescue. Students collected 66 pairs of shoes which will be repurposed by Angel Bins in South America and Africa. Angel Bins will pay Schnauzer Love Rescue $1.50 per pound of shoes and all money raised will be used to treat dogs in the Southeastern United States. The Studt family became involved with Schnauzer Love Rescue after adopting their dog Tucker from a foster home. The Studt family has fostered 10 dogs since July 2014.

Photo courtesy Rosina O’Mahoney