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    Food & Photographs: Instagram Worthy Posts in St. Augustine

    By Admin | April 1, 2024

    by Peyton Palmer, Senior Student, Nease High School2024 Ponte Vedra Focus Blog Scholarship Winner The Ancient City, St. Augustine, hosts two million visitors annually, and is home to many local hotspots. This national landmark encompasses a multitude of hidden gardens, restaurants, and roads perfect for Instagram posts or a formal photo session! Also, knowing where... Read More

    Mastering the College Application Process: A Guide to Success

    By Jennifer Heller | August 23, 2023

    Navigating the college application process involves a sequence of organized steps which includes standardized tests, personal statements, recommendation letters, and application submissions. Creating a compelling application package is essential for demonstrating academic excellence. While it’s undoubtedly an involved process, its structure remains fairly uniform across most colleges. In this article, we’ve tapered down the process... Read More

    Scholarship Opportunities in Ponte Vedra Beach

    By Jennifer Heller | April 5, 2023

    by Cindy Moody If you have a senior in high school, I am guessing that most of you have just crossed the finish line in the daunting process of college admissions. Congratulations! Many of you tasked your senior with the job while chewing your nail beds down to nubs anxiously watching, some of you probably... Read More

    Secrets of the Break: Top Two Surf Spots in Northeast Florida

    By Jennifer Heller | April 3, 2023

    By Avery Little The peace of paddling out into the endless blue, the exhilaration of dropping into a wave, the first unforgettable ride and if you are lucky, the way your heart skips when a dolphin takes a breath next to the board. Surfing has become a way of life for some right here in... Read More

    5 Peaceful Places in Jacksonville to Visit

    By Jennifer Heller | March 17, 2023

    Written by Kyah Williams, 2023 Ponte Vedra Focus Blog Scholarship Winner Life can get pretty busy, as we all know. Sometimes a break is just simply needed, somewhere to go in between meetings or on the weekends. Your body, and mind, need rest. It’s necessary to perform well at anything and everything you do. It’s... Read More

    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