Category: Achievement

Class of 2020 Highlights – Recognizing our amazing seniors

May 26, 2020 (Updated July 6, 2020) –  One earned an associate’s degree in her junior year, and worked as a preschool teacher during her senior year. Another is a college-bound student who has earned more than $100,000 in scholarships. Still another is a student who overcame personal tragedy with the loss of both parents […]

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Photo collage of all four perfect attendance winners

Four recent graduates honored for 13 years of perfect attendance

June 29, 2020 – Most can’t use the word “perfect” to describe themselves…but for four recent Duval graduates….they’ve earned it. That’s because they each maintained perfect attendance throughout their entire academic career – never missing a day from kindergarten through the 12th grade. Team Duval News caught up with the four high-achievers to learn the […]

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Student saves neighbors during fire, receives Superintendent’s Coin of Excellence

June 23, 2020 — He’s a student some are referring to as a saint and a hero! Aaron Hill, a Sandalwood High School Saint whose brave actions saved many lives, was sent a Superintendent’s Coin of Excellence this month. It all began on May 18. Aaron says he was up late working on homework, when […]

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July graduation schedule, guest and safety information available

May, 29 2020 (Updated June 20, 2020) – In April, Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene shared that traditional commencement ceremonies in May had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, following significant feedback from the community, the district began planning for July ceremonies. Below are the dates for the ceremonies as well as important […]

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Douglas Anderson senior earns prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholar honor

May 27, 2020 – “It must be a mistake,” thought Douglas Anderson student Mallorie Sievert upon learning she was a finalist for the prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars honor. “I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I figured there must have been some other Mallorie, and they called me instead of her. I still saw myself as […]

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Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy and Dual Language students honored for their mastery of world languages

May 26, 2020 — Congratulations to the Class of 2020 Seal of Biliteracy and Dual Language award recipients. In a virtual ceremony held  this month, close to 870 graduating seniors from across the district received the Seal of Biliteracy for their demonstrated mastery of multiple world languages – an all-time high for Duval County Public […]

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School-related employee of the year

Rutledge H. Pearson data entry clerk wins 2020 School-Related Employee of the Year

May 19, 2020 – Congratulations to Julia “Monique” Menefee who was recently announced as the 2019-2020 School- Related Employee of the Year for Duval County Public Schools. A data entry clerk at Rutledge Pearson Elementary School, Menefee said she was shocked when she learned she had been selected. “I dropped my phone, and I was […]

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Team Duval educator named Florida Assistant Principal of the Year

May 16, 2020 – Kate Fulginiti says she has no choice but to fight hard for students. The 10-year educator who currently serves as interim principal at Pinedale Elementary said she is driven to address historical inequities that threaten to derail children from underserved communities. “As you get to know kids and their stories, you […]

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Team Duval Athletic Director named Florida Athletic Director of the Year

May 7, 2020 – Congratulations to Tammie Talley, the district’s athletic director, for recently being honored as the Athletic Director of the Year by the Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (FIAAA). Accolades are nothing new for Talley who just last year was the first woman to ever be appointed as president of the Florida Athletic […]

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Twenty-seven years in the making – another Duval student is named Mr. Basketball

April 22, 2o2o – Congratulations to Isaiah Adams on being named the Florida Dairy Farmer’s Mr. Basketball 2020. A senior at Paxon School for Advanced Studies, Adams averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds per game for the Eagles squad. His Mr. Basketball win makes him only the second Jacksonville player to win the coveted title […]

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