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May 19, 2022

Well-rounded Winn earns salutatorian honor

Kimberly Winn didn’t plan to be near the very top of her graduating class at Navarre, but when she realized it might just be a reality in her high school career, the senior took aim at the goal.

May 17, 2022

Matt Wyatt reaches the top of his class as Navarre’s valedictorian

Matt Wyatt was 16th in his class at Navarre High midway through his freshman year and soon rose up the ranks as he made a push to being No. 1 in the Class of 2022.

It all worked out in the end for Wyatt, who is this year’s valedictorian.


May 10, 2022

Developing student leaders at Holley Navarre Middle

Each day at Holley-Navarre Middle School, the flag is raised and lowered by a select group of students.

These students are members of the Student Leadership Development Course, a program that has been at Holley-Navarre Middle since 2017. It has been taught by Lt. Col. Dan Schmidt since 2018.


May 5, 2022

Cailyn Hamstra announced as Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation (SREF) announced Cailyn Hamstra at Gulf Breeze High School as the 2022 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year during their Rookie of the Year Reception Wednesday afternoon, May 4. She was selected from a field of 35 educators with three or less years of teaching experience who were honored at this event. The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation presented Hamstra with a $500 award.

May 3, 2022

SADD showcases consequences of drunk driving

On a beautiful sunny morning at Navarre High School’s stadium, emergency response tones pierced the air and hushed the crowd of juniors and seniors attending a Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) demonstration about the consequences of drunk driving.

Apr 26, 2022

The ‘Kings of Grilling’ are young and hungry

It’s not everyday that you see a kid behind a grill, but for those at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze on April 23, they had a front row seat.

Apr 23, 2022

Second prom held by Navarre High parents

Navarre High School seniors are getting a second chance to attend prom. Parents and people in the community are hosting a second prom for those unable to attend the first due to limited ticket sales.

Apr 18, 2022

New administrative position to oversee millions in school district funding

At the April 7 meeting of the Santa Rosa District School Board, Superintendent Dr. Karen Barber and the board announced the hiring of a coordinator for federal programs.

The position will be filled by Bobbie Lewter.


Apr 13, 2022

Students get taste of teacher life with teaching academies

Young people are often asked what they want to do when they grow up. The answers often change as they grow into adolescence and begin to know themselves better.

For students in Santa Rosa District Schools, they get the chance to see what their dream job is really like.


Apr 6, 2022

Student headed to District 1 contest for essay

Holley-Navarre Intermediate would like to congratulate fifth grader, Sakura Plambeck, for winning FIRST PLACE in the annual Fifth Grade Essay Contest sponsored by Retired Educators of Florida. She will now represent Santa Rosa County in the District 1 contest, which includes all the central time zones in Florida.
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