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Jacksonville National Youth Soccer Champions Honored At Florida Cabinet Meeting

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JFC Storm via Facebook

A Jacksonville youth soccer club got special recognition Tuesday morning from Gov. Rick Scott and his cabinet.

The JFC Storm girls’ soccer team has won back-to-back national championships.

At the cabinet meeting in St. Augustine, State Attorney General Pam Bondi proposed a resolution honoring the teenagers.

“All of these young women who we’re talking about, they’re making good grades, they’re in school full time, they’re studying every night, and they’re out there participating in sports and they’re doing great things for their community,” Bondi said. “So we’re so proud of all of you.”

This year, the Storm age-16-and-under team took the national title. A couple of the teammates were in St. Augustine to accept the honor. 

Jessica Palombo supervises local news gathering and production, podcasts and web editorial content for WJCT News, ADAPT and Jacksonville Today. She is an award-winning writer and journalist with bylines including NPR, Experience Magazine, and The Gainesville Sun. She has a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University and is an alumna of the University of Florida. A nearly lifelong resident of Jacksonville, she considers herself lucky to be raising her own children in her hometown. Follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter: @JaxJessicaP