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Jan 5, 2022

Just like you: Lilliana’s story

Something as simple as a class name tag and a T-shirt might not mean much to the average 8-year-old, but to Lilliana Boczar, it means everything. Lilliana has two very rare genetic conditions; Rett Syndrome (RS) and Williams Syndrome (WS).

According to her parents, Stephan and Mari, she is the only medically documented case in the world with both.


Dec 22, 2021

‘What I like most about Christmas’

Second grade students from Holley-Navarre Primary School took some time to share what they like most about Christmas. Students were asked to draw and write some of their favorite parts of celebrating Christmas. Navarre Press chose to retain the original spelling from each student’s entry to ensure extra holiday cuteness.

Dec 15, 2021

Navarre High Drama travels ‘Into the Woods’

After taking a break from the stage and red curtains last school year due to the pandemic, Navarre High School Drama Department has returned to the spotlight.

Dec 8, 2021

East Bay Eagles perform first concert

Joshua Williams, Band/Chorus Director, lead an evening performance to showcase the talents of the middle school beginning band, advanced band and chorus students.

Dec 4, 2021

Jay High School seeks to rename gym after legendary coach

Benjamin H. West II, Principal of Jay High School, recently stood before the Santa Rosa County School Board to request that the Facilities Naming Committee convene to consider renaming the gymnasium at JHS after one of its longtime coaches.

Coach John C. Smith worked in Santa Rosa County Schools for 40 years, 36 of which were spent as the head basketball coach at JHS.


Dec 3, 2021

Meet West Navarre Intermediate School’s Teacher of the Year

Ashley Huggins has been teaching third graders at West Navarre Intermediate School (WNIS) for all 16 years of her career.

This year, Huggins finally accepted her nomination as Teacher of the Year for WNIS and won the award after years of declining.


Dec 1, 2021

Pair creates and donates mural to primary school

Caroline Holland and Tianna Kuwica, the pair behind Off the Walls Murals, took time out of their busy schedules to plan and create a mural for the students of Holley-Navarre Primary School (HNPS).

Nov 23, 2021

UWF Cyber Club places second in regional competition

The University of West Florida Cyber Club placed second in the Regional Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition, outranking prestigious cyber programs from the University of Central Florida, Auburn University and others.

Nov 19, 2021

Students get perfect marks on standardized test

Five Holley-Navarre Intermediate School students got perfect scores on the Spring 2021 FSA math test.

Nov 17, 2021

Reading interventionist recognized as ‘Teacher of the Year’

LoTonya Steadman, Holley-Navarre Primary School’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ for 2021, is passionate about reading and helping students in need.