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Jun 11, 2024

Airplane donation helps Pensacola State College Aviation Mechanics program take off

Pensacola State College is starting an Aviation Airframe Mechanics and Aviation Power Plant Mechanics (A&P Mechanics) program. To help future students enrolled in the program, Pensacola State College has accepted the donation of a plane from InDyne CEO and President Don Bishop. Pensacola State College Leadership, the Pensacola State College Foundation, and local and regional partners of the College were present at the donation ceremony, held at ST Engineering’s airframe maintenance facility at Pensacola International Airport. The ceremony was Tuesday, June 11.

Jun 7, 2024

Applications open for aquaculture classroom systems for Florida educators

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson announced the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (FDACS) Division of Aquaculture is now accepting applications from Florida educators for aquaculture classroom systems and supplementary materials.

May 23, 2024

Priorities are a focus for Navarre High salutatorian

As a freshman, Victoria Nguyen really pushed to be in the top two of Navarre High’s Class of 2024.

She scaled back those efforts a bit after that, but still thrived academically, and as it turns out, she is the salutatorian for this year’s graduating class.


May 23, 2024

Time and effort leads Patterson to top of his class at Navarre High

Brendan Patterson calls it quite an honor to be the valedictorian of Navarre High’s Class of 2024.

“I think this is class is really special. There are a lot of gifted minds in it,” Patterson said. “I hope I represent them well.”


May 14, 2024

Three Navarre JROTC cadets headed to West Point

Navarre NJROTC cadets Gennaro Smith, Brenner Mavity and Jesse Lee are all headed to West Point.

A fourth cadet, Ben Johnson, received an appointment to the Naval Academy but is attending Florida State instead.


May 13, 2024

Navarre High student wins Congressional art competition

A Navarre student’s artwork is heading to Washington, D.C. Noah Villarreal, a junior at Navarre High School, competed in the 2024 Congressional Art Competition and was named the first-place prize winner for Florida’s first congressional district. Villareal’s art piece was among 193 entrees from across the district, which stretches from Escambia County to Walton County. According to U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, it was the most successful year of the art competition.

May 10, 2024

Karen Cody named Navarre High ESOL Teacher of Year

Navarre High School has named their ESOL Teacher of the Year! Karen Cody, who has taught at the school on and off again since 1996, has been recognized as the 2024 ESOL Teacher of the Year. ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages. In 2023, Cody was named Teacher of the Year for Santa Rosa District Schools.

May 3, 2024

Santa Rosa Elementary schools face off in ‘Battle of the Books’

Elementary students from 16 schools across Santa Rosa County gathered at the Santa Rosa County Auditorium in Milton on April 26 for “Battle of the Books.” Each school was represented by a team of five students. 

May 3, 2024

School board updates library policies around book challenges

The process to challenge a book in Santa Rosa County District Schools has been centralized thanks to changes approved at April’s school board meeting on April 11.

May 1, 2024

Santa Rosa County 4-H crowns district speech champs

Around 75% of people have a fear of public speaking. While many people might dread having to speak or give a presentation in front of an audience, it is a skill necessary to develop for a person’s work and social life.
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