St. Augustine High - The Golden School
The St. Augustine Record has a great article today, June 5, 2010, about one of our local high schools, St. Augustine High. Yesterday, St. Augustine High graduated their 50th class - the "golden" class. For years people did what they could to be in the Ponte Vedra school district so they could have their high school-aged children go to Nease High School. Tim Tebow is one example. There has been a fierce high school battle between Nease High School and St. Augustine High School for years. Nease was the higher rated school academically.
But all that has changed. Four years ago, St. Augustine High was a D-Rated school. They are now an A-Rated school. Nease was an A-Rated school and is now a B-Rated school. I am confident Nease will soon once again be an A-Rated school. We are fortunate that St. Johns County is the highest-rated school district in Florida (2009)and most St. Johns County schools are A-Rated. 2010 ratings should be out soon.
Five years ago Tim Tebow was the star quarterback for Nease bringing them a statewide football championship. But, guess what? That same year 2005, St. Augustine was state champion, too and they beat Nease. St. Augustine is a powerhouse in the area (and state) for football. In fact, St. Augustine defeats Nease most of the time.
Varsity High School Football - Florida
Nease, Class 4A State Champion - 2005
St. Augustine, Class 3A State Champion - 2005 - UNDEFEATED SEASON
Here's how St. Augustine High School has fared against the other local high schools in football according to this St. Augustine Record article from September 4, 2009.
St. Augustine (37-4)
21-4 vs. Nease
8-0 vs. Menendez
8-0 vs. Bartram Trail
Congratulations to St. Augustine High School and their golden graduating class of 2010.
Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.
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