On Friday, January 17th, a tree was planted in remembrance of SJCA 6th grader, Wickus Viljoen. Scholars sang “Happy Birthday” to him on what would have been his twelfth birthday. We are grateful for the Florida Forest Service and Clay County Water and Soil Conservation. They came to the Academy to plant the mighty oak tree that will grow in strength over the years to honor our brave, kind boy. Over time, our scholars will find rest and shade under Wickus’ tree. A plaque was presented to his family, and a permanent plaque is displayed under the tree in Wickus’ honor. Clay Today wrote an article recognizing this event. To read more, please click here.