Congratuations to IB Senior, Yara Chehade, for participating in Mayo Clinic's Spark Research Mentorship Program. Five students from St Johns County participated during the summer and through the fall.
Their projects are outstanding, we are so proud of them! In the back row on the right are Tim Kellett and Louis Otero, Ponte Vedra High School. In the bottom row, Courtney Krider is to the far left and Emma Kee to the far right, both are PV students.
Yara Chehade from Nease High School is 2
from the right.
Congratulations to Rohan Bhargava for being selected as Beaver Toyota's Student of the Week!
Congratulations to Allie Venturi and Mohammad Alam for their work in Hugs Across the County!
We had several students participate this year in the
Nease 2017 Science Fair
which was held on November 16
, 2017. There were 8 projects chosen to move to the District level of the St. Johns County Science Fair on February 7
, 2018 hosted at the First Coast Technical College. All the projects were very well constructed but the following projects will move on to the next level. These are the names of the students and the titles of their projects. The names are in no particular order.
- Investigating in vitro Stearoyl-CoA desalturase-1 (SCD-1) inhibition using the novel compound SSI-4 to determine its potential as a new therapeutic target in serous ovarian cancer
– Edge Detection in the line of sight
– Waterless: Predictive Modeling of Global Drought Patterns by training Artificial Neural Networks on Soil Moisture and Precipitation data
– Augmented Reality App employing discrete trial training for children with autism spectrum disorder
Mackenzie Simon-Collins and Isha Chekuri
– Household chemicals on alfalfa Endosymbiosis
– Do varying concentrations of sun protection in sunscreen impact coral bleaching
– Temperature Change and Thermohaline Circulation in our Oceans
Andre Alverez and Rohan Misra
– The Effects of different Wire Gauges on the Efficiency of a dynamo
Nease Model United Nations
"From November 17-19, the Nease High School Model United Nations delegation attended the Old City Model United Nations Conference at Pedro Menendez High School. This conference is attended by schools across Florida. The conference featured many councils and each council provides an opportunity for awards for outstanding performance. Each council gives out honorable mentions for delegates who perform commendably, an "excellent delegate" award for delegates that score remarkably high, and a "superior delegate" award for delegates that score the highest in their respective councils. The awards also include a "Golden Gavel" award given to delegates in a council who exhibit extraordinary skill with limited experience or delegates that improve greatly over the duration of a conference. There are also two awards given out across the entire conference for the best-written position papers. The Nease Model United Nations delegation would like to recognize the following delegates for the awards they received:
Yuan Tian (The Philippines, Human Rights Council) - Honorable Mention and Golden Gavel
Virginia Peery (Republic of the Congo, Historical Crisis Council) - Excellent Delegate and Golden Gavel
Didi Victor (Japan, Security Council) - Excellent Delegate
Anna Savo-Matthews (Bolivia, Security Council) - Golden Gavel
Shivam Shah (Bolivia, Security Council) - Excellent Delegate
Taylor Hampson (Sweden, Security Council) - Honorable Mention
Katie Pakenham (Uruguay, Security Council) - Honorable Mention
Ajay Sarma (Russian Federation, Security Council) - Superior Delegate
Sara Hingson-Rodriguez (United Kingdom, Security Council) - Excellent Delegate
Aditi Shandilya (United Kingdom, Security Council) - Honorable Mention
Maya Albold (India, Human Rights Council) - Position Paper Award
Allie Pearson (Italy, Security Council) - Excellent Delegate
For the first time in Nease Model UN history, Nease placed at OCMUNC and received third place as a school. We are excited about the future of our club and look forward to future successes for our delegation."
Performing their program this year, “Under the Harvest Moon”, The Nease Marching Band had a very busy fall season, competing in 3 regional competitions and most recently The Florida Marching Band Championship’s State competition in Tampa held on November 19
. Nease placed in the top 10 in the 5A Division Semi-finals at The FMBC State Competition. In between competitions, The Marching Band also participated in the Veteran’s Day Parade in Saint Augustine on November 11
. Nease will be rounding out their activities this semester with performing in the Christmas parade.
Nease NJROTC - Mandarin's 12-school Sanctioned Drill Competition
place overall, which qualifies us for the Area-12 Drill Championships in March up in Georgia.
In addition to 1
st overall, we took home the additional trophies:
Unarmed Basic Drill
nd 16 x 100 Relays
rd 8 x 220 Relays
Armed Basic Drill
Seven cadets placed in the Top 10 in individual academics (180 competitors)
st Scott Cummings
nd Eduardo Evans
th Isabelle Jacobi (tie)
th Lucas Pels (tie)
th Lily Short (tie)
th Connie Oswald (tie)
Pushups we took four of the top five males (96 competitors)
st Mac Davis
rd Preston Ashley
th Chris Oliver
th Steven Sarama
Pushup we took the top 3 females (96 competitors)
st Erin Sass
nd Lindy Gostage
rd Anna Hampton
Situps three of the top five males
rd Troy Barber
th Steve Sarama
th Eduardo Evans
Situps we took four of the top 5 females (96 competitors)
st Lily Short
rd Sinead Morgan
th Erin Sass (tie)
th Connie Oswald (tie)
All in all a great day for Nease NJROTC.
The Lady Panthers concluded preseason play with a 2-1 record. A recap of the three games played are as follows:
November 11th at Ed White
On Veterans Day, Nease participated in an exhibition game against Atlantic Coast. The game was part of an official's clinic. The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 17-0 first quarter and duplicated their effort in the third quarter, before posting a 68-10 win. Four players scored in double figures, led by center Camille Hobby (double-double with17 pts. and 11 rebs.). Peyton Carter, Stephanie Manherz and Karissa Niles scored 13, 11 and 10 points respectively.
Ribault Preseason Shootout
Friday, November 17th
Nease took on perennial state power, Florida Prep from Melbourne and bowed in an exciting overtime affair (60-61). Junior co-captain, Kiya Turner, half court heave at the buzzer knotted the score (55-55) and forced the overtime period . Nease played the waning minutes of the final period and overtime without their starting front court (Camille Hobby and Peyton Carter), as both players would foul out. Kiya Turner tallied 27 points and Camille would complete the double-digit scoring with 18 points.
Saturday, November 18th
Nease rebounded from a dejecting overtime loss the previous night with a resounding win against Orlando Evans (59-30). Sophomore guard Karissa Niles would lead the way with a torrid shooting night ((6/7 from 3-point range), producing 22 points. Center Camille Hobby collected another double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Kiya Turner chipped in with 8 points and 7 dimes.
The team will open up regular season play in a tournament at First Coast High School on Tuesday night, taking on Fleming Island and will follow up play again on Wednesday against Sandalwood. Go LADY PANTHERS!!
The Lady Panthers rediscovered their winning ways by pouncing on the Lady Jackets in District play at the St. Augustine game. After opening the season 0-2, Nease would leave little doubt about early supremacy in the County and District. From the opening tip, the Lady Panthers controlled the tempo and led 16-4 after one period of play.
The lead was doubled by intermission (34-10) and Nease emptied the bench in the second half, outscoring St. Augustine 17-8 in the third period. The home team was left with minimum sting to mount any kind of comeback with the running clock now in play. Nease 1-2 overall and 1-0 in District play won easily 59-25.
Two players paced the way with double figure scoring. Kiya Turner and Peyton Carter scored 18 and 10 points respectively. Camille Hobby chipped in with 9 points and 8 boards. Mykah Eshbaugh, again led the effort in a reserve roll with 7 points and 7 rebounds.
SAY GOOD KNIGHT!!
Playing in their home opener, the Lady Panthers warmed up to the friendly confines. Proclaiming their dominance in the 'Panther Den', Nease soundly defeated Creekside 66-36. The Lady Panthers entered Thursday's game, having only one loss in the past two years at home.
Nease took off with the opening tip and tried to set the tone for the night. Creekside showed some fight in the latter part of the first period and both teams were deadlocked 14-14 at the conclusion of the quarter. The Lady Panthers would bring out the claws on defense and impose their will on the Lady Knights the rest of the way. Nease used a 16-5 second quarter to establish a favorable half time cushion (30-19) and marched on to victory.
Junior center Camille Hobby premiered her nickname, 'Tower of Power', with a dominating, double-double performance on the night (21 pts./18 rebs./3 blks./3 assists and 2 steals). Freshman guard Stephanie (The Hawk) Manherz, put together her best game on the young season (12 pts./6 rebs and 5 stls.). Kiya Turner rounded out the double figure scoring with 10 points, 8 rebs. and 6 dimes).
Nease (2-2), will travel to Ed White on Friday for a District encounter.
Coaches or Team Moms of sports/clubs can email Mrs. Kunze at Lisa.Kunze@stjohns.k12.fl.us by 4pm on Thursdays with any good news for their sport/club. Please use Arial font size 12. Thank you!