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    Meet Ponte Vedra High School PTO President, Lyn Gabrielsen

    By Jennifer Heller | January 19, 2023

    One of the top things about buying real estate in Ponte Vedra Beach, aside from the beach, is the school district. Families in Ponte Vedra Beach are fortunate to be part of the St. Johns County School District which is consistently the #1 A-rated school district in the state. In 2023, St. Johns County School... Read More

    Ponte Vedra Focus Blog Scholarship Celebrates 5th Anniversary

    By Jennifer Heller | November 8, 2022

    It’s hard to believe this is the 5th year of the Ponte Vedra Focus Blog Scholarship! It’s been amazing to be able to help our local students achieve great things when leaving high school and this year will be no different. The annual Blog Scholarship is sponsored by The Volen Group at Keller Williams Luxury... Read More

    A Slice of Goodness: Pizza at the Beach

    By Jennifer Heller | June 2, 2022

    A Slice of Goodness by Gabrielle Monk The perfect slice. Cooked to perfection. Savoring every bite. Plain. Pepperoni. Meat lovers. Veggie. Chicago style. New York style. How do you describe pizza and what is your favorite topping? Who has the perfect pizza in the Jacksonville area? I have a feeling if you ask ten people,... Read More

    The Best of Riverside: A Day in Jacksonville’s Urban Core

    By Jennifer Heller | May 10, 2022

    THE BEST OF RIVERSIDE: A DAY IN JACKSONVILLE’S URBAN CORE By Jessica Malosh, High School Senior, Class of 2022 and 2022 Ponte Vedra Focus Blog Scholarship Participant Lovers of culture, history, and a trendy urban core are guaranteed to be captivated by the uniqueness of Riverside Jacksonville. If that sounds appealing to you, follow my... Read More

    Top Asian Food Find in Jacksonville

    By Jennifer Heller | March 20, 2022

    By Niyati Patege, Senior Student and 2022 Ponte Vedra Focus Scholarship Winner, Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School The Northeast Jacksonville area is home to a variety of different cultures and identities providing a colorful backdrop to experience the diversity of the world. One of the greatest things Jacksonville has to offer is a rich, cultural food scene,... Read More

    Ponte Vedra Focus Annual Blog Writing Scholarship

    By Gwinn Volen | December 28, 2021

    Ponte Vedra Focus Annual Blog Writing Scholarship Sponsored by The Volen Group, Keller Williams Luxury International Scholarship Award: $1000 scholarship for the student who writes the most compelling community-oriented blog post to be published on the Ponte Vedra Focus blog:  Criteria: 500-1000 word article for the Ponte Vedra Focus blog, a community blog covering the... Read More

    Local Coffee Shop Drinks for the Non-Coffee Drinker

    By Jennifer Heller | April 14, 2021

    By Elizabeth Wainer, Senior Student at Ponte Vedra High School “Hey, we should catch up this weekend! Do you want to grab a coffee at 10?” This is an all too familiar scenario, and it seems like a great idea: catching up with a friend while enjoying a nice cup of joe. Except for one... Read More

    Eat More “Hole” Foods: A Collection of Northeast Florida’s Best Mini Donut Shops

    By Jennifer Heller | April 6, 2021

    By Katherine Bi-Ji, 2021 Ponte Vedra Focus Blog Writing Scholarship Winner They say that the smallest things make the greatest impact, but did you know that this piece of advice may be extrapolated to our favorite breakfast foods? Everyone is familiar with the classic glazed donut, and even the strawberry donuts with sprinkles. But, with... Read More

    Blog Scholarship Winner: Katherine Bi-Ji

    By Jennifer Heller | April 2, 2021

    Ponte Vedra High School senior, Katherine Bi-Ji, has been named the recipient of the Ponte Vedra Focus Blog Writing Scholarship, sponsored by The Volen Group, Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Partners. She will receive a $1000 check towards college expenses. This award is annually presented to an area high school student who presents “the most compelling... Read More