SCHOOL ZONE; All-State Choruses Invite 4 from Clay

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Byline: Toi Jefferson, County Line staff writer

Four Clay County students recently participated in statewide chorus events. Katie Jones and Kaitlan Buffin, eighth-graders at Green Cove Springs Junior High, were in Tampa for the All-State Chorus. They are the only two junior high students from Clay County who were invited. They had to pass a rigorous audition, take a written exam on music theory and be able to sight-read music well.

Two St. Johns Country Day school students were the only Clay County elementary students chosen to participate in Florida's Elementary All-State Chorus, also in Tampa. Fifth-grader Katie Bui and fourth-grader Michelle Jansen were two of the 250 students selected from more than 750 audition tapes submitted.

S. Bryan Jennings Elementary

The following S. Bryan Jennings Elementary students made the A honor roll for the second nine weeks:

Third grade -- Fiorina Dutto-Carossia, Brooke Lucas, Cary McEwan and Isabella Welsh.

Fourth grade -- Giovanny Bosque, Kyle Burnette, Cody Hall, Matthew Koester, Anthony Lopez, Katie Moss, Shanice Peters, Jasmin Thomas, Ryan Valero and T.J. Warner.

Fifth grade -- Dana Anglada, Aidan Bairstow, Levi Duvall, Angela Evans, P.J. Hayle, Jordan Sason and Dean Shaw.

Sixth grade -- James Arnold, Tyler Carignan, Jessica Evans, Jayna Kuhlken, Ashley Morrow, Jordan Roberts, Matthew Sanderson, Brandi Thomas, Glen Walters and Jared Wheeler.

Middleburg Elementary

The following Middleburg Elementary students earned the title of Student of the Month for January:

First grade -- Adam Floyd, Jessica Horne, Miranda Quiett, Ashley Romig, Sarah Smith and Porsha Weston.

Second grade -- Caylin Gerard, Douglas Kelso, Haley Knoblauch, Ashleigh McCullough and Joshua Wieder.

Third grade -- Jerica Black, Jacob Bolena, Timothy Cercy and Jacob Roberts.

Fourth grade -- David Attal, Jesse Beland, Ashtyn Butler, Amanda Howard and Jeffrey Rosette.

Fifth grade -- Taylor Gonzalez, Joey Matthews, Christian Merkley, Rachel Pickard and John Williams.

Sixth grade -- Chris Evans, Bree Harris, Jordan Martin, Jessica McCann and Devon Richards.

Pinewood Christian Academy

Pinewood Christian Academy will hold an open house for kindergarten through eighth grade from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The school is located at 198 Knight Boxx Road, Orange Park. 272-6408.

Menu

Elementary

Monday -- choice of pizza or tuna salad sub, side of spaghetti, green beans, carrot coins with dip and fruit juice bar.

Tuesday -- choice of cheeseburger or fish sandwich, pasta salad, potato wedges, lettuce and pickle, fruit.

Wednesday -- choice of chicken fajitas with salsa or turkey on a bun, Spanish rice, seasoned corn, lettuce and tomato, fruit or juice, monkey bread.

Thursday -- choice of steak sandwich or chicken nuggets, whole wheat roll, whipped potatoes with gravy, mixed vegetables, choice of fruit, pudding with whipped topping. …