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    $1M Gift From THE PLAYERS for New Behavioral Health Program Announced at Nease

    Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis Attended Event at Nease to Announce Launch of New Mental Health Initiative. By: Maria Ribot (Editor-in-Chief) and Nicole Scarbrough (Publisher) THE PLAYERS Championship presented $1,000,000 to the Flagler Health Care Foundation on Monday at Allen D. Nease High School to help fund the start-up of their new initiative, B.R.A.V.E, which stands for stands for “Be Resilient and Voicing Emotions.” The $1M gift is the first funded initiative from the $9.25 million raised for Northeast Florida Charities at the 2019 tournament. The announcement event was attended by Casey DeSantis, the First Lady of Florida; Tim Forson, Superintendent of St. Johns County Schools; Anna Hampton, Nease senior and NJROTC student;…

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    Updates on Dorian (And Other Hurricane Tips)

    By Brady Lorch (Web Editor-in-Chief) As Hurricane Dorian continues to move closer to Florida, it also continues to grow and grow, leaving some people increasingly worried. While all this is happening, staying up to date is crucial to staying safe and informed. It is also good to know a few tips for waiting out a hurricane if you plan to do so. According to the National Weather Service, as of 11:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time on the 2nd of September, Hurricane Dorian is reported to be a category 4 hurricane, with wind speeds of up to 155 mph, and moving west at about 1 mph. Now a category 4, Dorian is…

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    St. Johns Students to Receive 100% For Final Exam Grades

    By Bre Jarvis (Editor-in-Chief) Superintendent Tim Forson announced the St. Johns County School District’s new final exam grading system today, explaining that all St. Johns County students will receive the highest grade possible (100%) for all district-based final exams. Final exams account for 10% of students’ semester grades. According to school district spokeswoman Christina Langston, Forson believes this new grading system will be fair for all students. For more information about Forson’s recent statement, visit News 4 Jax.

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    Happenstance Order Forms

    If you would like to pre-order your copy of Happenstance, an student-created art an literary magazine, then make sure to fill out the form below and return it to room B-108 no later than May 3rd.  

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    St. Johns County District Exams Cancelled

    By Bre Jarvis (Editor-in-Chief) Superintendent Tim Forson announced last Thursday that all St. Johns County school district final exams will be cancelled, with the exception of iReady testing. Forson explains that this decision was based on significant technical difficulties encountered during the first week of computer-based exams: “Ultimately, I felt we needed to cancel the district computer-based and paper-based exams to remove the frustration of inconsistent test administration and protect instructional time.” According to school district spokeswoman Christina Langston, technical difficulties experienced by students last week included the computers freezing or the students being logged out of the exams all together. The school district was unable to simply postpone the…

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    Nease Graduate Vince Covello’s Success in Golf

    By Bella Ibrahim (Managing Web Editor) Vince Covello, a Nease High School graduate, is on his way to becoming a golfing legend. Covello played his senior year at Nease and won the state individual championship, and led the Panthers to the team title.  “I’ve been wanting to play professional golf since I was 14 years old,” he said. “I’ve done well enough over the years to stay afloat and until you stake your claim, that’s the art of it.”  Through being a player on the Nease golf team he established a support system that has stayed with him until today.  He also played golf for the University of North Florida…

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    Welcome to Nease, Coach Drafts

    By Brady Lorch (Sports Editor) Recently, Nease’s beloved football head coach, Tim Krause has left Nease to continue coaching at one of his old stomping grounds, Bishop Kenny High School. In his place he has left a vacancy for the football head coach position. This spot will be filled by Collin Drafts, a native of Beaufort, South Carolina. Previously the head coach of AC Flora High School in Columbia, SC, Drafts took over and led his previous team to a 9-3 season after a winless season the year prior. He has also coached for East River High School in Orlando, Florida. He transformed East River’s team by taking them to a 6-5 playoff season…

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    Nease Falls to Creekside

    By Brady Lorch (Sports Editor) Recently, on the 27th of March, Nease’s baseball team lost to Creekside in extra innings. Although Nease took a lead after scoring a run in both the first and second innings, Creekside managed to tie the game and sent it into extra innings. Currently 3-0 in the district, this win over Nease helped Creekside remain undefeated in what is considered one of the hardest districts in Florida. Although Nease fans are sad to be defeated, credit must be given to the players for Creekside for taking back the game and remaining undefeated in the district. Key players for Creekside included Daniel Cantu, Josh Frisbee, Connor Hults, and Brice Brindel.  The importance of a game like this can…

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    Governmental Terrorists?

    By Brady Lorch (Sports Editor) Monday, President Trump labeled the Iranian military’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization. Trump has stated that by designating the I.R.G.C. as terrorists, he is “underscores the fact that Iran’s actions are fundamentally different from those of other governments.” Trump also said that this action “makes crystal clear the risks of conducting business with, or providing support to, the I.R.G.C.” The repercussions of this action, which takes effect April 15th, ranges from sanctions on economy and travel for the Revolutionary Guard and any organizations, people, or businesses associated with it. This includes officials in Iraq, which happens to be allied with the U.S. Many high…