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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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Summer Internship Leads to Job for Stellar Academy of Engineering Student

Can a summer internship set a student up for future success in the industry they’re pursuing? Absolutely! Just ask Garrett Queener, Stellar Academy of Engineering graduate, class of 2018.  Garrett shared his thoughts on summer internships: What made you pursue an internship as a Junior in the Academy? I originally pursued an internship through the …

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Nease Engineering Academy Students Test Out Egg Drop Projects

In Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering, our Introduction to Engineering Design students recently took part in an annual right of passage for the program: the egg drop project. Putting their design skills and ingenuity to the test, students had to create contraptions to protect a raw egg as it is thrown from the top of …

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Nease’s Academy of Engineering and AP Art Intersect for Student Project

When Art and Science come together, it’s a beautiful thing! Recently, some of Nease’s AP 2D design course students teamed up with the Stellar Academy of Engineering to create unique works of art. AP Art Instructor Megan Welch learned that our Engineering Academy is home to two Glowforge 3D Laser Cutter and Engravers.  She met …

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Nease’s Stellar Academy Students Learn About Aircraft Engineering

Stellar Academy of Engineering students traveled to the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, located at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, to tour the F/A-18 Hornet Strike Fighter Aircraft Production Line.  The trip was organized by Stellar Academy of Engineering Advisory Board member Alexis Alexandris, and allowed the students to get a first-hand look at how the jets …

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FEMALE ENGINEERING STUDENTS ATTEND FIRST “WOMEN IN ENGINEERING LUNCH & LEARN”

According to the Society of Women Engineers, only 12% of engineers in Florida are women.  In the Stellar Academy of Engineering at Nease High School, the percentage of female Academy students is higher than that, at around 24%, and the Academy is always working to increase our numbers by encouraging students to explore opportunities in …

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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. 

Stellar Engineering Academy Students Share STEM Skills with 8th Grade Girls

On December 5th, 9 young ladies with Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering took their engineering skills and knowledge to Pacetti Bay Middle School, to run a STEM event with 8th grade girls.  Led by Academy Instructor Morgan Hunter, the ladies participated in a gingerbread tower building contest.  Prior to beginning the competition,  Ms. Hunter, who …

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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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Nease Academy Students Tour UNF’s College of Engineering

On September 24th, Juniors and Seniors in the Stellar Academy of Engineering traveled to the University of North Florida to get an up-close-and-personal look at the University’s College of Engineering.  They started the trip with a warm welcome from the Director of the School of Engineering, Dr. Osama Jadaan.  He asked the students about what …

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Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering Students Investigate Roman Engineering Breakthroughs

In January, Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering Civil Engineering and Architecture students traveled to the Museum of Science and History to explore their visiting exhibit, “Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers.” Students were able to view and get hands-on with artifacts of ancient technology, reconstructed using designs dating back from the height of the Roman …

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Construction & Career Day a Huge Hit!

174 students from the Engineering and STEM-related Career Academies attended the NE FL Construction and Career Day on February 13, 2018 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center.  Over 100 businesses participated in this three day event to expose students from the northeastern FL counties to careers in the construction and transportation industries.  The booths were very …

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NHS Communications and Engineering Academy Students Tour Sally Corporation

Recently Nease’s Communications Academy Digital Design students and our Engineering Academy students had the opportunity to tour Sally Corporation, a 40,000 square foot facility dedicated to designing, creating, and engineering characters and environments for theme park ride. The local company was founded 35 years ago and serves clients all over the world. The tour started with an …

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Construction & Career Day Held on 3-28-17

About 100 students from the Construction and Engineering-related Career Academies in St. Johns School District attended the Northeast Florida Construction and Career Day held on March 28, 2017 at the Equestrian Center in Jacksonville.  Five other school districts also participated.  Sixty-five businesses set-up interactive programs for the students to learn more about the variety of …

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Stellar Academy of Engineering Field Trips Take Learning Out of the Classroom

Students in the Stellar Academy of Engineering enjoyed some unique field trips in January and February.  On January 31st, Engineering Academy students traveled to the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, located at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, to tour the F/A-18 Hornet Strike Fighter Aircraft Production Line.  The trip was organized by Advisory Board member Alexis Alexandris, …

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Nease Academy Students Enjoy Specialized Tours at Universal Studios

On December 1st, the darkness of early, early morning, 134 Academy students and 12 chaperones made their way to Nease to take part in our largest field trip of the year…specialized tours at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Once at the parks, the Engineering Academy students were whisked off to their tour in Islands …

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Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering Students Win Project Green

Congratulations to Nease’s Project Green competition team, who swept the district competition with a first place win this year. The team, comprised of Alessia Venturi, Mani, Maanasi Vadlam; Richard Bachmann, Tushaar Kumat, and William Mitchell, created Piezoelectric Tiles. The tiles are installed on roadways, and utilize compression from passing cars to control traffic signals. The …

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A unique trip for Nease Communications, Engineering Academy students

In September, Nease’s Communications Academy Digital Design students and Engineering Academy students had the opportunity to tour Sally Corporation, a 40,000 square foot facility dedicated to designing, creating, and engineering characters and environments for theme park ride.  The local company was started 35 years ago and serves clients all over the world.  The tour started with …

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Stellar awards academy students $1,000 scholarships

On May 12th, two Stellar Academy of Engineering Seniors were awarded $1,000 scholarships, donated by Stellar.  Stellar President Mike Santarone presented the scholarship checks to Caroline Knee and Amanda Crist.  Both young women were involved in the Stellar Academy of Engineering since their freshman year.  They also went on to become Academy Ambassadors, representing and …

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Stellar Academy of Engineering students travel to NAS-Jax

This year Stellar Academy of Engineering students had the chance to travel to the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, located at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, to tour the F/A-18 Hornet Strike Fighter Aircraft Production Line.  The trip was organized by an Advisory Board member, and allowed our students to get a first-hand look at how the jets …

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