Education

County gives go ahead for new private-school campus

County gives go ahead for new private-school campus

A rezoning to allow a private school to be built in Navarre was passed to roaring applause at the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners’ rezoning meeting May 26. The school to be built on East Bay Boulevard is a relocation of the Christian private school Gulf Pointe Academy. The new location will combine […]

Middle schools get an upgrade

Middle schools get an upgrade

Middle-school students will be returning to updated kitchens and cafeterias this August thanks to a roughly $1 million renovation at Holley-Navarre and Gulf Breeze middle schools. The updates include new equipment, floors, ceilings, paint and LED lighting as well as an expansion of space. Holley-Navarre Middle School Assistant Principal Robert Trigg said feeding the schools […]

Foster Grandparent Program needs Navarre volunteers

Foster Grandparent Program needs Navarre volunteers

The Santa Rosa County School Board renewed its agreement Thursday, June 9 to continue allowing seniors in the Foster Grandparent Program to assist in county school classrooms. The agreement through the Council on Aging of West Florida allows low income seniors, age 55 and up, to volunteer as mentors and assistants in schools, Head Start […]

Pooler readies to blast off to space camp

Pooler readies to blast off to space camp

Jason Pooler turned in his application for the Air Force Services Activity Advanced Space Academy-Aviation Challenge on deadline day back in April. He played the waiting game from there, learning that he had been selected for the camp at the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., in late May. The Navarre High […]

Middle-schoolers score high on ACT, SAT

Middle-schoolers score high on ACT, SAT

The Santa Rosa County School Board honored 39 seventh-grade students Thursday, June 10, for achieving state recognition in the 2016 Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP). The program invites academically qualified seventh-grade students to take the ACT or SAT college examination. Students that score at or above the national average for recent high-school graduates on […]

Orientation camp offers glimpse of JROTC life

Orientation camp offers glimpse of JROTC life

Ariana Clemente-Hunter remembers her experience at orientation camp for the Navy JROTC at Navarre High School and how much it played a part in her decision to join the program. Four years later, Clemente-Hunter is now leading the way at the camp as the unit’s new commanding officer. The senior-to-be admits it’s a little scary […]

Lifeguard chopper visit provides educational experience for HNMS students

Lifeguard chopper visit provides educational experience for HNMS students

It was by pure chance that a group of sixth-grade students at Holley Navarre Middle School were given an opportunity to see a Lifeguard helicopter up close and learn more about the exciting career opportunities involved with it. It landed on the field near the school for an emergency but ended up not transporting anyone […]

Bennett wins robotics camp scholarship

Bennett wins robotics camp scholarship

Haden Bennett didn’t think she would actually be awarded the Air Force Association’s U.S. Space and Rocket Center Camp scholarship when she applied for it earlier this spring. Excitement consumed the Navarre High School freshman when she was selected as the winner. “I was really happy and I squealed,” Bennett said with a laugh Friday […]

VFW awards students for patriotism

VFW awards students for patriotism

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Officer, Patricia Harcrow-Orr presented three Navarre High School students with awards for their entries into the Young American Creative Patriotic Art competition.   Click here to view photos featured in the June 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online to your community newspaper.

5th Annual Raider Games are big success

5th Annual Raider Games are big success

After being postponed several times because of rain, the Raider Games went off without a hitch on Wednesday, May 18. “The main reason we hold these games is so the kids have fun,” coordinator Jessica Howie said. Judging from the smiles on the athletes’ faces, the event was an overwhelming success. “This event was originally […]

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