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After much discussion and checking alternate sites, the decision was made to move lunch back to the Quality Inn on Commonwealth at I-295 at 11 AM. Date is still the FIRST Wednesday of each and every month so be there! That is Wednesday, September 7th. Lunch buffet cost is $11.29 (don’t ask) inclusive of tea, tax and tip. Tea alone is $1. Water is free. Servers will handle the drinks. Your hand will be stamped when you pay for lunch and we will be in the meeting rooms at the far end of the building. The Management seems very eager to please us so let’s give them the opportunity to do just that!

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Paxon's pop music history includes:

Elvis, Jimmy Velvet, Mae Boren Axton, Hoyt Axton, The Classics IV, Roy Orbison, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, and Blackfoot

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Paxon History

Paxon High School was originally named Paxon Field Junior-Senior High School when it was built in 1954. It included 7th through 12 grades until 1957, when Paxon Junior High was built nearby. In 1996, Paxon became a college preparatory school and an International Baccalaureate school, and took on its present-day name. Today, Paxon considers its chief rival to be Stanton College Preparatory School, another Jacksonville IB school. In 2008, Paxon School for Advanced Studies was ranked number 8 of the 100 best high schools in the nation by Newsweek magazine; 17th in 2007, 28th in 2006, 7th in 2005 and 3rd in 2003.

The site where the school was built was Paxon Air Field, where Bessie Coleman was killed in a plane accident in 1926. Coleman was the first African American (male or female) to become an airplane pilot, and the first American of any race or gender to hold an international pilot license. Paxon Field was Jacksonville's first airfield, with the exception of the beaches. The Navy used the (grass) airfield for training during World War II, but eventually declared the site excess in January 1947.

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The contact for this website is Larry Cohen, Class of '65, and the contact E-Mail address is updates@websessionshosting.com .

This website is not affiliated with the Paxon School for Advanced Studies or the Duval County School Board
and is funded , maintained by, and for the attendees of the monthly luncheon.