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Nease Communications Academy Graduate Wins Emmy

Eric Goodman, Nease High School Communications Academy class of 2015 grad, has his hands full in the best possible way these days…as pictured with his Emmy Award.  Eric received the award thanks to his producer role during NBC’s coverage of the 2020(21) Olympics coverage.   Recently, Eric was a featured virtual guest speaker in the Sports …

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Professionals Bring Career Advice Into the Classroom at Nease

At Nease, when we can’t bring the students into the industry, we bring the industry to our students. Thanks to guest speakers, we’re able to offer our Academy students a glimpse into the many paths their Academy training provides. Here are a few of our most recent guests: Amber Katada, a mechanical engineer in the …

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Nease’s News Show Wins National Excellence Award

We are so excited to share some excellent news from Nease’s Wired news staff, a part of the Communications Academy program. Wired is once again the winner of a National Broadcast Excellence Award from the Student Television Network!  Instructor Justin Cooler’s students submitted our broadcast news shows to STN back in December, which was judged …

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Broadcasting Professionals Meet with Nease Communications Academy Students

The Broadcasting business can be a tough industry, but two recent guest speakers who met with Nease Communications Academy shared that success can be attained by those who work for it! Clark Fouraker, a Nease Communications Academy graduate and current broadcast journalist for NBCLX, spoke with students about how he got to this point in …

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Nease Academy Students Take Part in Community “Track or Treat” Event

Nease’s Career Academies offer more than just specialized classes, they also bring Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) onto campus.  These clubs offer a chance for students to use what they’re learning in class and apply it to other aspects of their lives through extracurricular activities.  In the case of Nease’s “Track or Treat” event, …

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Virtual Guest Speakers Offer Their Expertise To Academy Students

While COVID restrictions have put a hold on in-person guest speaker events for the 2020-21 school year, Academy students still had the opportunity to meet with professionals in the classroom via virtual platforms. This year, Nease’s Academies have offered a multitude of virtual guest speaker events to our students.  Communications Academy guests have included News …

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School Year Off to a Strong Start for Nease Communications Academy Students

Nease’s Communications Academy Ambassadors update us on the latest happenings in their Academy classes Digital Design student Emsley Thornton shared this update: this year in Digital Design 2, we started off the year with refreshing our Photoshop skills from last year! Our first assignment was to make a new Schoology Logo for our class. As …

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Professionals Bring the Communications Industry into the Classroom via Virtual Guest Speaker Events

When COVID-19 keeps Academy students from being able to take field trips to meet with professionals…we bring the professionals to them!  Recently, in Nease’s Communications Academy, we hosted a Digital Design and a Wired virtual guest speaker.  Jamie Johnson, Digital Relations Officer for the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, spoke with students about how to …

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Nease Communications Academy Students Explore Flagler College Majors That Fit Their Interests

Nease High School Communications Academy Digital Design and TV Production students got a glimpse into college life when they toured Flagler College in March.  The students enjoyed a tour of the campus, learned some of its history, and had the chance to learn about their design and communications facilities.  Then they heard from a panel …

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Academy Business Partners Provide a Year of Unique Opportunities to Nease Students

Within Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering, Communications Academy, and the St. Johns County Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, the relationships between the Academy programs and the business partners provide a variety of opportunities to help expand our students’ education through assemblies, field trips and competition judging. 

Guest Speaker Events Bring Professionals into Academy Classrooms

When students aren’t able to miss classes to see their featured industry in action out in the real world, Nease’s Academies bring industry professionals directly to the students.  We have had several guest speaker events this fall, to help our Hospitality, Engineering and Communications Academy students learn more about what it takes to achieve professional …

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Alligator Farm Welcomes Nease Communications and Hospitality Academy Students

On September 25th, Hospitality and Communications students in Digital Information Technology classes traveled to one of St. Augustine’s most notable tourist attractions—the Alligator Farm.  Students from the D.I.T. classes had the chance to explore the park, and were assigned to take photos of wildlife for use in future class assignments using the Microsoft Word software …

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Full Sail University Brings High-Tech Toys to Nease’s Communications Academy

On January 31st, Communications Academy students were invited to take part in a unique opportunity, when Full Sail University brought their college tour to Nease’s campus.  All Digital Design and TV Production students were invited to tour the Full Sail Bus, which was packed with the latest video game, design, film and audio equipment.  Full …

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Nease’s Communications & Hospitality Academy Students Lend a Hand to Help MAKE THE SOUPER BOWL A SUCCESS

On February 1st, hundreds of people purchased tickets and made their way to Nease’s cafeteria, which was transformed into an event space like no other.  Organized by IB Boosters, and with the help of Publix, Sysco, more than 20 restaurants and local companies, the SOUPer Bowl event raised over $29,000.  All proceeds go directly to …

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NHS TV Production Students Tour PGA Tour Entertainment

On February 15th, 2018, Communications Academy TV Production students traveled to PGA Tour Entertainment Studios, located in World Golf Village.  The trip was organized by members of our Academy Advisory Board, Jackie Petty and Chris Sinclair.  Students toured the production and post-production facilities, which included the studio and control room, and met professionals in the …

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Full Sail University Mobile Classroom visits Nease

On January 31st, 2018, Communications Academy students were invited to take part in a unique opportunity, when Full Sail University brought their college tour to Nease’s campus.  All Digital Design and TV Production students were invited to tour the Full Sail Bus, which was packed with the latest video game, design, film and audio equipment.  …

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Nease’s Souper Bowl Fundraiser Provides Opportunities to Multiple Academies

On February 1st, 2018, hundreds of people purchased tickets and made their way to Nease’s cafeteria, which was transformed into an event space like no other.  Organized by IB Boosters, and with the help of Publix, Sysco, more than 20 restaurants and local companies, the SOUPer Bowl event raised over $29,000.  All proceeds go directly …

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First Coast News Anchor Anthony Austin Co-Anchors Nease Newscast

The Nease Communications Academy’s Award-Winning daily newscast, Wired, featured a special guest anchor, First Coast News Anchor Anthony Austin, on Friday, November 17th.  Wired’s Executive Producer, Communications Academy student Connor Dunwoodie, reached out to Mr. Austin to share details about Nease’s news program, and invited him to come co-anchor one of the daily broadcasts.  Mr. …

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