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St. Augustine Humane Society Receives 300 lbs. of Pet Food from Nease High School's

St. Augustine Humane Society Receives 300 lbs. of Pet Food from Nease High School's

 

The St. Augustine Humane Society has received approximately 300 lbs. of pet food for dogs and cats from Nease High School's "Panthers for Pets", a student run organization. Jason Lee, a Nease High School junior and International Baccalaureate (IB) student, and president of the civic club started Panthers for Pets in August and initiated the plea for pet food to help the Humane Society and its Pet Food Bank. The Pet Food Bank provides food and supplies to pet owners in financial need and allows families to receive assistance for up to six months.

Thomas Long and the St. Johns County Education Foundation Partner for Supply Depot Donations

 

The SJCEF is teaming up with Thomas Long to create an opportunity for people to win an original Thomas Long glass wall sculpture, while benefitting the SJCEF’s Supply Depot!

Power Out at Nease HS

According to a tip from Nease High School student news reporter, J.P. Snyder, the power is out at Nease High School. 

Florida Power and Light says the outage is due to a transformer issue in the area and expects power to be restored shortly. Classes are in session.

Snyder reports for the award winning student news program WIRED.

Creekside Athlete Concentrates on School While Recovering

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- This week's Student of the Week, Nico Ditota, is overcoming the odds.

The sophomore at Creekside High School is working hard at school and sports, already concentrating on a college scholarship.
 
But a broken femur during spring practice threw a wrench in the plans.

"I'm on the road to recovery," said Nico. "It was one of the worst pains in my life."
 
Five days in the hospital, a rod and three screws later, he's still on the honor roll and training to get back on the field.

Ditota's football coach, Greg Stanton, calls him a tough kid.

"He's battled back from that," Stanton said. "He's a young man of great character."

"My school and my team is very caring about me and cared a lot through what I was going through," Ditota said. "It was one of the hardest times."

Ditota hopes his determination is a message to to others.

Fourteen St. Johns County seniors have qualified as National Merit Semifinalists for 2012

 

These students placed among the top 1 percent of all students in the country taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test given annually to high school juniors. As fourteen of 16,000 semifinalists nationwide, they are now eligible to advance to the finalist competition to vie for 8,300 scholarships worth more than $34 million to be announced in February.

Flagler College Ranked 10th in Region

Flagler College Ranked 10th in Region

U.S. News list of Best Regional Colleges in the Southern States ranked Flagler College 10th for best regional colleges in U.S. News and World News 2012 edition of “Best Colleges”. This wildly popular college guide rates more than 1,600 schools across the nation.