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Fernandina Beach High School Participates in Jacksonville’s One Spark

Fernandina Beach High School Participates in Jacksonville's One SparkFernandina Beach High School is participating in OneSpark in Jacksonville, Florida!

Chef Michael Gass, teacher of the school’s culinary arts program, is creating Project Pirate CAFÉ, which is an acronym for teaching Culinary Arts through Farming Education. This outdoor classroom will consist of 12 raised beds where students can grow their own produce, prepare dishes from the foods they’ve grown and sell them in the café.

What is One Spark?
One Spark is the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival, designed to connect Creators with the resources they need to bring their ideas to life. From April 7 – 12, 2015, artists, entrepreneurs and innovators in Art, Education, Health & Science, Music, Social Good, and Technology will display Projects in a 20-square-block, multi-venue gallery in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

One Spark is the community behind great ideas. It’s your chance to submit and decide on the next big thing. It’s the opportunity to get involved, be inspired, connect and collaborate.

The project for Fernandina Beach High School will be pitched to the judges (think Shark Tank) on Friday evening at 8:20 pm at the corner of Forsyth and Main Streets.

Chef Gass teaches his students from real world experience; this project opens the conversation, and his curriculum, to topics like healthy meal options, obesity, special diets, nutrition and more.

You can help by downloading the One Spark app for iPhone or Android devices and contributing to the projects that inspire you, like the Pirate Cafe.

For more information, visit OneSpark.com.

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School Board Wants Your Opinion on 2015-16 School Calendar

School Board Wants Your Opinion on 2015-16 School CalendarYour input is requested regarding the Nassau County school calendar for 2015-16.

Please look at the attached three drafts and send your choice to calendar@nassau.k12.fl.us by Friday, January 30.

Comments are welcome!

It is important to look at school start and finish dates; and the winter and spring break dates. But what I always wanted when my three kids were in school in Nassau County, was to have the Friday of the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival off. Did you know that the Shrimp Festival is how the majority of our local non-profits make the most of their money? Besides, who wants to go to school after that great big parade on Thursday night, when the entire community is excited about kicking-off the festive weekend?

Choose wisely!

2015-16 Calendar Draft A

2015-16 Calendar Draft B

2015-16 Calendar Draft C

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America’s Youth Visit Rotary Sunrise

America’s Youth Visit Rotary Sunrise
John Gilbert serves. He has served his church, our country, and every day he serves the youth of Fernandina Beach. John is the Director of America’s Youth, a non-profit organization that assists the children by giving them a safe place to spend their time when they are not in school.

John spoke to the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise to share with the club what his organization is all about. America’s Youth, located at the intersection of 11th and Indigo Avenues, serves all ages of children with a staff of 100% volunteers. There are around 30 children in the program that emphasizes the importance of family and life skills. The staff believes in “Fixing the problem – not spending time on assigning blame.”

During the school year, students can go to America’s Youth after school where they will work on their homework, participate in planned activities and sometime have dinner together. During the summer, the children will have breakfast together, work on an activity, brush up on school skills – all before lunchtime. After lunch they will read to Camp Mothers, participate in more planned activities including field trips and sometimes have dinner together.

John and his staff are making a big difference in the lives of many children in Fernandina!

The Rotary Club of Ameila Island Sunrise donated funds to America’s Youth and presented their donation to John Gilbert.

Pictured: (L to R) is Art Shuster, Rotarian and America’s Youth Volunteer; John Gilbert, Director of America’s Youth, and Mark Cutshaw, president of the Rotary Club.

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Nassau Schools to Release Students Early Every Wednesday

Nassau Schools to Release Students Early Every WednesdayThe 2014-15 school year in Nassau County, Florida will end early on Wednesday for students!

In order to provide the best possible instruction for students in the school district, the Nassau County School Board in cooperation with the Nassau Teachers Association has designated early release days for teacher planning purposes beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

The early release days will occur every Wednesday beginning on the first day of school, August 6, 2014, and will shorten the student school day by one hour each Wednesday.

Find the full calendar for the school year by CLICKING HERE.

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School Board Should Contract with Local Photographers

School Board Should Contract with Local PhotographersThe Nassau County School Board really should find a way to give a local photographer the business for senior pictures at our local high schools!

As the mother of three, my youngest is now a senior and having to go to Jacksonville to have a picture taken for the yearbook was the worst! Sure, they said you could make an appointment at the school, but NO sittings were available in Fernandina Beach when we set up the shoot… and we checked it out as soon the information became available to us.

It was an unpleasant experience, think of a long line at Disney World, or a herd heading to slaughter. It was horribly inconvenient and don’t get me started on their overpriced photo packages! I sure hope the school system gets a piece of that action.

At the very least, the yearbook picture is a “required” $25.00 sitting fee! That’s right, if you don’t let them take your students picture, your senior won’t even be in the yearbook!

I know many local photographers and several of them are well qualified to take amazing pictures of our children; at least let one of them make a little dough taking the yearbook photo here in town.

I wonder if the school board accepts bids for this project each year?

When my oldest two graduated Fernandina Beach the pictures were taken on the stage of the multi-purpose room and we could buy a package of photos for a reasonable amount of money. Needless to say, I was not prepared to fork over hundreds of dollars for a package of senior pictures that included required “poses” designed to make you want to buy them all – for a mere $750.00!

The smallest package included one pose, (4) 5 X 7s and (4) 4 X 5 photos for $129.00, their “Most Popular” was $495.00, and don’t even get me started on all of the additional ala-carte pictures you could purchase starting at $35.00 each! Even the cute little portfolio of pictures they send you to view is only $99.00 if purchased WITH a package… otherwise, it is $179.00!

Be warned parents of high school aged children, “Save up half a mortgage payment for senior pictures alone!”

This issue really struck a chord with me, why wouldn’t the School Board want to “Buy Nassau?”

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5th Back to School Beach Run

5th Back to School Beach Run

Back to School Beach Run

The non-competitive, 5th Annual Back to School Beach Run 5k and 1 mile Family Fun Run or Walk is this Saturday, October 13th, 2012, at Peter’s Point Park, on Amelia Island.

The run begins at 1:30 p.m. BUT you MUST arrive before 1:00 p.m. to be counted for your school!

Join hundreds of kids and adults from across Nassau County in this 5K (3.1 mile) or 2K (1 mile) non-competitive run/walk that benefits local youth.

The public or private Nassau County K-12 school with the largest number of participants (adults and children!) gets $1,000 to promote healthy student lifestyles, including physical and emotional well-being.

Registration from 12:00 – 1:00. Remember, you must arrive by 1:00 to be counted for your school!

There will be food, music, fun, and prizes!

Register fees to Run are $20 per adult, free for youth under 18.

For some kids, life is no day at the beach.

Spend a day at the beach to help Communities In Schools surround struggling youth with the tools they need to succeed.

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FBHS Boys Basketball Program Seeks Advertisers

FBHS Boys Basketball Program Seeks AdvertisersIt is time to think about Fernandina Beach High School Basketball. The 2012-2013 team is made up of well-rounded student athletes who have made the sacrifices that it takes to be successful. They have become outstanding representatives or our high school and have learned what it means to be part of a team.

Over the past 10 years your Pirates have achieved a record of 183-88 (68%), advancing to the playoffs 4 of the past 5 years.

This is your opportunity to help the program with your purchase of an ad in this year’s game program. The program is a full-color, heavy stock outside cover, with black and white print pages inside. Schedules, rosters, stats, pictures and more information about the team are found in these pages.

Considering the cost of traditional print advertising these days why not consider an ad in this program and help the team. Sponsor packages begin at $100.00 and include a quarter page ad, two season passes and your name displayed on the sponsor board in the lobby of the gym.

For more information please contact Coach Matt Schreiber at (904) 635-2612 or via email at James.schreiber@nassau.k12.fl.us.

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2012 Fernandina Pirates Club Scholarship Awards Total $2,000

2012 Fernandina Pirates Club Scholarship Awards Total $2,000Fernandina Beach, FL – Every year the Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc. holds a scholarship essay contest for all Nassau County high school seniors. There are two separate awards this year. In addition to some extra booty for college, the Pirates have developed an award for any student who will be entering military service.

Entering either contest is simple. All contestants must submit an essay to the Pirates Club, by April 6, 2012, of at least 750 words on the subject of pirates or pirating: past, present or future, complete with proper citations and references.

The award for the college bound student is a check for $1,500.00 made payable to the winner’s chosen school upon acceptance and must be applied to tuition and/or books. The winning entry for the student entering military service will receive a check for $500.00 upon completion of basic training. Proof of completion is required.

The winner(s) must be available to join the Pirates on Sunday, May 6, 2012 on the Main Stage during the “Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival” (just before the Swingin’ Medallions perform) for a formal announcement, public relations photos and of course to grab the booty!

Information on the 2012 Essay Contest is available at www.FernandinaPirates.com.

Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc.
P. O. Box 1094
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035

All entries must be submitted to the above address and post marked by April 6, 2012.

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Nassau County’s Holiday School Schedule 2011

Nassau County's Holiday School Schedule 2011

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Approaching the holidays, parents find themselves wondering what is the school holiday schedule for Nassau County?

There will be no school on Friday, November 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Wednesday, November 21st is a half day of school and there will be no school on Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Christmas Holiday break will begin on Friday, December 16th with an early dismissal day. However, end-of-course exams and other scheduled testings are planned for that week for many students, so try not to take your kids out of school too early for your Christmas Vacation.

Students return to the classroom on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.

To see the school district’s calendar in its entirety, please CLICK HERE.

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Success By 6 Program Delivers High Quality Early Education

Success By 6 Program Delivers High Quality Early Education

Jimmy Engram, 3, shows his Island Academy teacher, Vicki Jones, how he can identify letters in the alphabet.

Fernandina Beach, FL — Jimmy Engram, 3, is happy to share how well he can sing his ABCs and use geometric shapes to make a picture. His mother, Brenda Manson, is even happier.

Before Jimmy was accepted into United Way’s Success By 6™ program in August, he had been in a day care that did not provide learning activities. So, Jimmy began to forget what he had learned in a previous daycare. Today, Jimmy is thriving at Island Academy in Fernandina Beach, where the Success By 6 program is offered.

Success By 6, a partnership between United Way and The Early Learning Coalition of Duval and the Early Learning Coalition of Clay, Nassau, Baker and Bradford, provides two-year scholarships to working families with three-year-old children. The children are placed in high-quality early education centers and receive two years of full-day education and care. Since Success By 6 began in 2007, more than 476 preschoolers have received grants to attend.

“From the time Jimmy was an infant, he went to a great school. But before he was three years old, I had to take him out of that day care and enroll him elsewhere,” said Manson. “Unfortunately, this new provider did not give him the structure and learning opportunities he was used to and all the things he had begun to learn, were gone.”

Manson, a single mom, knew she had to immediately remove him from this provider, but she had financial challenges. By chance, she had heard about Success By 6 being offered at Island Academy, but did not know if Jimmy would be accepted.

“I applied and was amazed at how easy the transition was to this program. He started it August 6 and is back to knowing his ABCs and being happy to go to school. I know the social skills he is now learning will give him an advantage when he goes to kindergarten in two years,” Manson added.

The Florida Institute of Education at University of North Florida evaluates Success By 6 results with standardized tests that evaluate vocabulary skills and measure school readiness. The results are, after two years of high quality early learning:

    • 42 percent improvement in preschoolers who are very delayed in their expressive vocabulary
    • 19 percent improvement in preschoolers who are ready for school?

Success By 6 is making a significant difference in the lives of children and giving their parents peace of mind,” said Rose Marie Llerandi, Island Academy co-owner/director, with her sister Janet Powell. “Because of United Way’s support, Jimmy can be in quality care and his mother can focus on using her income for other expenses.”

Each year, nearly 18,000 Nassau County residents receive assistance from United Way-funded programs, such as Success By 6. There are 11 Nassau County-based agencies and a total of 44 United Way-funded programs located in Duval and Nassau counties that assist Nassau County residents.

You can learn more at United Way of Northeast Florida’s 2011 Nassau County Community Campaign Kickoff at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6. Bright Mornings, located on 3rd St. in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, will cater the hot breakfast buffet. For more information on how to start a workplace or individual campaign, contact United Way Campaign Division Manager Amy Dyar at (904) 390-3239. To RSVP for the kickoff, call Rhoda Rush at (904) 390-3215 by Sept. 30.

United Way of Northeast Florida works to create positive, sustainable change by focusing on the building blocks for a good life – education, income and health in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and northern St. Johns counties. In partnership with volunteers, community organizations, and leaders, United Way is advancing the common good by creating opportunities to improve lives Northeast Florida. United Way’s Born Learning, Success By 6, Achievers For Life and Full Service Schools initiatives are a community-based approach to removing barriers to academic success. In addition, United Way leads United Way 2-1-1, a 24/7 information referral hotline serving nine counties and Life: Act 2, a pro-active response to senior independence. For more information, call 904-390-3200 or visit www.LiveUnitedNortheastFlorida.org.

High School Graduation Gift Ideas

High School Graduation Gift IdeasBuying a high school graduation gift is fairly easy especially if money is no object, so buy the graduate a car.

For budget minded gift givers, cash and gift cards are always a safe choice.

But, if you are looking for something a little more thoughtful or personal, here is a list of other gifts based on the student’s post-high school plans that may inspire you to find that perfect present for the graduate in your life:

Going Away to College
    -Laundry basket packed with soap, bleach, dryer sheets and three or four rolls of quarters.
    -Cleaning supplies for their dorm or apartment.
    -Microwave
    -Small fridge
    -Alarm clock
    -Restaurant gift cards
    -Vacuum cleaner
    -Television
    -DVD Player
    -Laptop
    -Treasured book or jewelry
    -Sewing kit
Going into the Armed Forces
    -Fuel cards
    -Cash
    -Savings bonds
    -Phone cards
    -Address book
    -Stationary and stamps
    -Wallet with money
    -Waterproof watch
    -Write frequent, unscented, encouraging letters during boot camp
    -Letters are best sent as letters and not greeting cards.
    -NO care packages until after graduation!
    -Sending care packages often has negative consequences during boot camp. If you must send a package, there must be enough for everyone, so send a case of one item!
    -The best gift? Plan to attend their boot camp or basic training graduation.
College bound Living at Home
    -Grocery store gift certificates
    -Oil change supplies
    -Fuel cards
    -Collegiate clothing
    -Computer
    -Stocked backpack with supplies
    -Car safety kit
Moving Out with a Job
    -Grocery store gift cards
    -Bucket with cleaning supplies like Pine-Sol, mop, broom and rags.
    -Bill organizer but be sure to include stamps, envelopes and a decent ink pen.
    -A check made out to the utility company to help with deposits
    -Any household appliance
    -Furniture
    -Sheets and towels
    -Tool box with tools
    -Work apparel
Traveling for the Summer
    -Digital camera
    -Post card stamps
    -Extra memory cards
    -Luggage
    -Travel sized products
    -Gas cards if applicable
    -Watch with alarm settings
    -Maps
    -Self defense course
Staying Home with No Plans
    -Grocery store gift cards
    -Gas gift cards
    -Self help books
    -Resume writing service gift certificate
    -Appointment with a “head-hunter”
    -A job
    -All other gifts should go to the person footing the bills!

Time for High School Graduations

Time for High School GraduationsThis time of the year we receive graduation annoucements from friends and relatives whose children are graduating high school.

Graduation marks an important passage in the life of a teenager. It is the end of childhood and the beginning of something new. If they are heading off to college, boot camp or otherwise leaving the home, I’ve learned the separation anxiety is as difficult for the caregiver as it is the student.

Even the kids that will still live at home to pursue future interests have a new sense of freedom and we can only hope we have taught them well.

The invitations that arrive have been embossed with school logos and usually include a picture of the graduating senior. Some are colorful, some are elegant and some are simple, but they all come with a proud message of completion.

An invitation received from a Fernandina Beach student included such details as the class flower, song, and motto by an unknown author, “A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.”

This is an exciting time for these young men and women and we wish them the very best as they go out into the world and follow their own dreams!

Here are some of the local high school graduation dates:

Hilliard High School
Graduation Ceremony: Thursday, June 2, 2011, 7:00 PM, Florida Theater

Yulee High School
Graduation Ceremony: Friday, June 3, 2011, 6:00 PM, University of North Florida

Fernandina Beach High School
Baccalaureate Ceremony: Thursday, June 2, 2011, 7:00 PM, Fernandina Beach High School Multi-purpose room.
Graduation Ceremony: Sunday, June 5, 2011, 3:00 PM, University of North Florida Arena.

West Nassau High School
Graduation Ceremony: Monday, June 6, 2011, 7:30 PM, University of North Florida

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Fernandina Pirates 2011 Winning Scholarship Essay

Fernandina Pirates 2011 Winning Scholarship EssayEach year the Fernandina Pirate’s Club, Inc., www.fernandinapirates.com, offer two scholarships to Nassau County seniors. One is for a college bound student, and the second is for a military bound student. While no one entered the military contest this year, the Pirates are proud to announce Alexandra “Alex” Mazur as the winner of the Fernandina Pirates Club Scholarship Essay Contest.

Miss Mazur was presented with a check for $1,500.00, during the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, to help with her expenses at the University of Florida in the fall.

Here is her winning essay:

Life on the Sea

Jonathan Banks lived his life on the sea as an admiral in the Royal Navy, hardly ever returning home to his family on land. His daughter Elizabeth, had only seen her father once while growing up but even with that one visit, she instinctively knew there was something unidentifiably peculiar about him. Unlike all the other English men, her father refused to wear a powdered wig, which not only displayed wealth and superiority but was also a wide-spread fashion phenomenon, claiming it restricted his personal freedom and individuality. He also dressed in quite an unusual manner, never shining his shoe buckles and wearing funny-looking breeches called “trousers”. Unfortunately, Elizabeth never had the opportunity to question her father on his reputable appearance or why he lived such a shadowy life.

1692, Piracy was at its peak controlling the warm waters of the Caribbean and at forefront of the various pirate factions were three ferocious pirate captains who made up the Pirate Council. The council held the pirates together, explaining to the assortment of individuals that wars and treasures are won with strength and strength comes with numbers. For this reason, piracy grew and often captives were given the choice of death or a life on the sea. Most individuals strongly believed that piracy was an act of the devil and chose death. However, when a young naval officer was presented with the choice after his ship was plundered and destroyed, he knew that he loved the sea and believed any life was better than none. It was a time when the English wanted to rid the seas of the pillaging buccaneers, however the council believed that the English navy would be no match for the thousands of violent pirates. In addition, the council recently learned of new pirate, Jon Bellamy, who served time as an English Naval Officer. They believed Jon would prove to be of good use in the protecting of the pirate empire and granted him a ship and named him a pirate captain.

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In the year 1709, seven years after her last encounter with her father, eighteen year old Elizabeth Banks took her first sea voyage traveling from her home in Devon, England to the promising New World. Her mother recently passed due to smallpox, leaving Elizabeth with nothing but a word that she said as she laid dying- Barbados. Elizabeth had only heard of the place but she knew she had to travel to the Caribbean in order to find her distant and furtive father. One day, three months into the sea passage, a sailor spotted a large eerie dark ship in the distance. Whispers of pirates filled the conversations of the passengers. However, Elizabeth thought the ship looked more like a shabby Naval vessel, old and worn out. The ship quickly advanced on the transport and Elizabeth was correct, a military vessel from the English Navy. Nevertheless, the crew were clearly not members of the Royal Navy.

On board they came one by one, with menacing grimaces. The few women were screaming, and the men were scrambling to fetch their daggers and pistols. Yet, what the passengers didn’t understand is that the pirates just wanted to take their valuables. Elizabeth stood in awe. She had always loved stories of pirates but never did she have the opportunity to see them. Then, in the middle of her amazement a broad, tall, dark-looking figure came aboard, clearly the captain. There was something familiar about him, something she understood. She heard his name being called by one of the excited crew members, “Captain, Captain Jon, Jon Bellamy… I found the loot!”

“No,” she thought, “It couldn’t be him.” But then, just as her denial reached its peak, he called her name questionably.

“Elizabeth?”

Elizabeth approached the fearsome man and realize that he was indeed her father and not to mention a pirate. The pirates, Captain Jon, and Elizabeth left the commuting ship. The passengers were shocked to see Elizabeth leave with the crew but also realized that life on the sea was where she belonged.

Aboard the ship, Jon and Elizabeth strengthened their innate bond telling their various stories on and off the sea. Elizabeth was accepted by the crew and given the sobriquet of Cutlass Bess. She followed in her father’s footsteps fighting to protect the pirate empire. She became one of the most cunning and daring pirates in all of the Caribbean as well as the first female on the Pirate Council.

Learning Community Shrimp Cooking Classes

Learning Community Shrimp Cooking Classes

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You are most likely very excited to head downtown this weekend to check out the art, entertainment, pirates and craziness that surrounds Shrimp Festival each year. For those of you that like to eat (and who doesn’t!) you might want to consider taking one of The Learning Community of North Florida’s cooking classes rather than waiting in a long line for something greasy on a paper plate. They are reasonably close (on the corner of S 8th and Gum streets) to the Shrimp Festival epicenter, but far enough away enough for you to park comfortably in our lot.

Here is their line-up of shrimp related classes for the weekend:

    -On Friday night before the Pirate Invasion and fireworks, stop by for a light Shrimp Appetizer class at 6 PM.
    -On Saturday, check out the vendors on Centre Street and then come by for our Shrimp Soups and Salads class at 12:30 PM.
    -If you like to sleep in a bit, check out the sites and then come to our Shrimp and Seafood Delights class at 3 PM.
    -If you plan to spend all day at the festival, stop by for a relaxing Scrumptious Shrimp class at 6 PM.
    -Finally, on Sunday – if you haven’t had your fill of shrimp yet- stop by at 10:30 AM for our Shrimp for Breakfast! class.

As always, come hungry. Chef Heather Chafin will show you how to prep these dishes on site and give you the recipes for making them again and again on your own.

The best way to sign up for the classes is online – visit the website to register. You can also call, but since they will be working fast and furious on their own Shrimp Festival activities, you may need to leave us a message. They can also be reached for questions by email (nancy@tlcnf.com).

As a special treat for those attending their Shrimp Fest inspired classes, they will be giving away a certificate for a FREE cooking class for you or anyone else you want to give it to!

Of course if you are not into the festivities Amelia Island is offering up this weekend, rest assured, Monday will come and the island will slowly return to normal!!!

Micah’s Place Honors Student Artists

Micah's Place honors art studentsYulee, FL – Micah’s Place recently honored student artists during the agency’s annual Student Art Contest Awards Ceremony, which was held on Friday, February 25th at the Florida State College at Jacksonville, Nassau Center.

Prizes for the student artists were provided by the Jacksonville Zoo, the Museum of Science and History, Tiffany Memories Photography, Deena Classic Salon, the Putt-Putt Fun Center, Wal-Mart, and Peterbrooke Chocolatier.

Nassau County School District representative, Andreu Powell (Coordinator of Intervention and Prevention), presented the awards along with Micah’s Place Board Chair, Elaine Coats.Art StudentsThe contest’s theme, Peace of Mind, invited Nassau County students to create artwork that displayed what peace looks like to them through their eyes.

Students were also encouraged to write a special message on their artwork about how we can achieve a peaceful world, where relationships are free from violence.

Over 400 entries were submitted this year, and the following students placed in their grade categories:

Prekindergarten to Second Grade

First Place: Zachary Suber, 2nd Grade, Callahan Elementary

Second Place: Katherine Dunham, 1st Grade, Callahan Elementary

Third Place: Rylan Bindel-Kane, Preschool, Amelia Island Montessori School
Student Art Awards

Third to Fifth Grade

First Place: Abby Hamilton, 5th Grade, Emma Love Hardee Elementary School

Second Place: Jeremiah Giedrys, 3rd Grade, Emma Love Hardee Elementary School

Third Place: Aiden Deucker, 3rd Grade, Emma Love Hardee Elementary School

Sixth to Eighth Grade

First Place: Mercedes Reyes, 6th Grade, Yulee Middle School

Second Place: Mikenzie Paisley, 6th Grade, Yulee Middle School

Third Place: Madison Steadman, 7th Grade, Yulee Middle School

Honoring Art Students in Nassau County

Ninth to Twelfth Grade

First Place: Lydia Arflin, 10th Grade, Hilliard Middle-Senior High School

Second Place: Tabatha Cushman, 12th Grade, Hilliard Middle-Senior High School

Third Place: Gabriel Smith, 12th Grade, Hilliard Middle-Senior High School

Micah’s Place is a Certified Domestic Violence Center and the only one serving Nassau County Florida. Our mission is to provide prevention and intervention services to victims of domestic violence; and to provide education within our community to effect change in behavior and attitudes relating to domestic violence.

If you or someone know is being abused, please call (800) 500-1119 for more information.

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