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St. Johns Housing Partnership Ramp Build

Nineteen students from the Engineering Academy volunteered with St. Johns Housing Partnership Saturday, September 25 to build an accessibility ramp at the home of a St. Johns County resident.  The project started at 8am and was finished at 2pm.  It was the 20th ramp built by the Engineering Academy over the past 11 years.  Students used skills learned in their academy such as teamwork and measuring and put into practice their OSHA safety certifications.  They also learned how to use power tools such as the circular saw, the reciprocating saw, the rafter square and the pneumatic framing nailer.

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National Merit Semifinalist Announced

Creekside would like to congratulate the following students who have been named Semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

  • Ella Diab
  • Jonathan Sanchez
  • Gabriel Smith
  • Kalvin Tan

The following students have been named as Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 34,000 Commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

  • Kyra Brenneman
  • Shaan Chudgar
  • Gurleen Dhillon
  • Eduard Dodan
  • Enrique Gonzalez
  • Timothy Mai
  • Ethan Muhl
  • Christopher Parrett
  • Corrigan Rotz
  • Aryan Tiwari

AP Language House of Cards Project

Recently, students in AP Language built houses out of cards in an effort to better understand how to defend choices versus identify devices in essay writing.  Pictures from the various classes are displayed here.

Uniquely Florida GIS Competition

Spring of 2021 had students in Creekside’s Academy of Environmental Sciences busy working on the Uniquely Florida StoryMap competition with the organization ESRI, The University of Central Florida and CitizenScience GIS.

Each student group had to choose a topic of interest that was “Uniquely Florida”, provide research, map geographic findings, and present research in the form of a StoryMap using GIS software.

Students in the Academy of Environmental Sciences placed top in the state of Florida for their StoryMap projects using Geographic Information System software from their Academy coursework.  Go Knights!

Class of 2022 rising Seniors Jacob Allala and Katie Andersen for Invasion from the South- Brown Anoles







Juniors Emily Revuelta and Christian Yousefzadeh, Awardees for From Ice Age to New Age- Trekking Key Deer







Class of 2021 Senior Noah Gutterman, Awardee for Retention Pond Pollution

ACE Scholarships Awarded

ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) is a national after school mentorship program that our engineering students participate in throughout the year. Students work in teams and are given a project, where they must come up with a solution, complete designs, and presentation. Several engineering professionals work weekly with our students to help guide them through the process. The final presentations were held in April with the following results:
  • Creekside’s NE Florida team, Tiny House Tetris, won Best Overall. This team consisted of Corrigan Rotz, Brandon Ruckh, Erin Phillip, Jonathan Shuster, Lauren Castillo, Kaylin Damon, Jacob Denson, and Tyler Goncalves
  • Creekside’s National team, won 3rd place in the manufacturing division. This team consisted of Elyse Soracco, Leighanna Goldman, Nicklas Rice, Johnathan Read, Alyssa Buckingham, Ryan Flack, and David Gonzales.
Several scholarships were also awarded:
  • Leighanna Goldman won the National Scholarship.
  • Elyse Soracco won a scholarship from ACE NE Florida division.
  • Grayson Johnson won the ACE of Northeast Florida and Gresham Smith Scholar Scholarship.
  • Jonathan Shuster won the ACE of Northeast Florida and DPR Construction Scholar Scholarship.
  • Leighanna Goldman also won the ACE Northeast Florida and ABC Florida First Coast Women’s Council Scholar Scholarship.
  • Amelie O’Hara won the ACE of Northeast Florida and Stellar Scholar Scholarship.
  • Johnathon Read won the ACE of Northeast Florida and Baptist Health Scholar Scholarship.

FFEA State Competition Winners

Congratulations to Creekside’s new chapter of FFEA, Florida Future Educators of America. Members from across the state met virtually in April to participate in breakout sessions and to find out who placed in the six competitive events at the State level. Creekside members submitted projects for all six events and placed in two of these events.
Lauren Prangley, placed 3rd in the Lesson Plan category, where she had to prepare a detailed lesson plan, present the lesson, and provide evidence from the lesson.
Creekside students placed 4th in the Inside Our Schools competition. Hanna Glatz, Riley Hayes, Erica Kromer, and Emily Hall with an idea inspired by Philippa Lovatt and the rest of the Human Growth and Development class, created the video submission for this event. Hanna was responsible for editing all video elements along with photos and creating the final submission. Riley, Emily, and Erica conducted interviews with Ms. Carnall, Ms. Jasper, Ms. Rakov, and several Best Buddies officers to create a video highlight the partnerships between Access Points and general education classes. The thesis/main idea of the video was “Creekside High School’s Best Buddies/Access Points Program has increased positivity and classroom engagement for all Creekside students through partnerships in learning.”
Congratulations to Creekside FFEA – so very proud of you!!!

Miss Royal Knight

The second annual Miss Royal Knight Pageant took place on April 24th. This is an inclusive pageant sponsored by the Best Buddies club that showcases the many talents of our Access Points students here at Creekside High School. The new Miss Royal Knight titles are as follows:
Miss Royal Knight: Valeria Roman-Figueroa
Miss Sweetheart: Genevieve Rice
Miss Talented: Faith Northrup
Miss Fashionista: Claire Upson
Miss Dedicated: Nicole Gerald
Miss Congeniality: Mary Lou Chamberlain

CHS Student Named National Cyber Scholar

Congratulations Matthew Fernandez, 2021 Creekside graduate, one of 14 Florida high school students named National Cyber Scholars! The National Cyber Scholarship Foundation is a charitable foundation created to help the United States close its critical cybersecurity skills gap.  The NCSF aims to support the entry of thousands of talented students to the cybersecurity industry by providing enrichment opportunities, world-class training and scholarships to fund degree-level study.