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Raider battalion finishes first in Pace drill meet

Raider battalion finishes first in Pace drill meet

Navarre Raider Battalion first-year cadets competed at Pace High School March 17, in a drill meet designed  for all first-year cadets from high schools in the area. They competed in various events including unarmed basic drill, academics, personnel inspection, color guard and physical fitness. Read the full article in the April 12 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Gulf Breeze students March for Our Lives

Gulf Breeze students March for Our Lives

  Chants of “enough is enough” were answered with honking car horns along Gulf Breeze Parkway Saturday as roughly 100 people, led by Gulf Breeze High School students, marched for an end to gun violence. The March for Our Lives rally was one of many held across the U.S. in a movement spawned by the […]

Essay contest winners recognized

Essay contest winners recognized

Navarre Junior ROTC cadets received medals Wednesday for the essays they wrote for the Milton Fleet Reserve Association. Nobleann Chakowski, Baris Demirbas, Ethan Gifford, Rowan Hallam, Kaylan Jackson, Isaac Matos, Kurt Urban, Jaida Williams-Bunn, Scott Dreyer, Azandrya Fuentees, Yuah McMillian and Jason Sevilla were all recognized. Read the full article in the Mar. 8 issue […]

Students put their best foot forward at Navarre High job fair

Students put their best foot forward at Navarre High job fair

With resumes in hand, smiles on their faces and a determination to put their best foot forward in front of perspective employers, students walked from table to table meeting with employers Thursday morning at the Navarre High School job fair. Junior Nataley Porter was among the nearly 400 students on hand for the sixth annual […]

Cosky still saving the world

Cosky still saving the world

As Gulf Breeze High School science students tapped away on their computers Jan. 24, a flurry of school district administrators, teachers and people wielding cameras came barging through the doorway with a surprise announcement to make. Science teacher Erin Cosky was named Santa Rosa’s Teacher of the Year. Read the full article in the Feb. […]

Navarre’s JROTC program headed to Nationals

Navarre’s JROTC program headed to Nationals

Navarre’s Junior ROTC unit swept the orienteering competition for the second consecutive year and is headed back to nationals. The competition was held at Oak Mountain State Park over the weekend and Navarre placed first on the green, orange and yellow courses. Shaun Parcher had the top time for the boys on the green course, […]

Raider orienteering team dominates drill meet at Camp McDowell

Raider orienteering team dominates drill meet at Camp McDowell

Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC unit turned in another impressive orienteering performance. Competing in the Area 8 competition at Camp McDowell in Alabama, the Raider cadets took home top honors on both the orange and green courses. The top two runners on each of those courses were from Navarre. There was a yellow course as well […]

ROTC holds ceremony to remember Pearl Harbor

ROTC holds ceremony to remember Pearl Harbor

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the world changed forever. Pearl Harbor was bombed in a surprise attack by the Japanese, thrusting the United States into World War II. A total of 2,403 lives were lost in the attack. The tragic moment in history happened long ago, but it’s not forgotten. Thursday morning at […]

NHS collects teddies for sick children

NHS collects teddies for sick children

Children spending the holiday season at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital will receive some fuzzy friends thanks to the students of Navarre High School. The NHS Student Government Association is hosting a Teddy Bear Drive next week during school. Students will be able to share the love with sick children by donating stuffed animals to the […]

“Mama” Watson brings passion, hugs to classroom

“Mama” Watson brings passion, hugs to classroom

When Navarre High School teacher Jennifer Watson was named the school’s teacher of the year, she said she could not believe it. “My name was listed among the top three candidates, and I almost passed out… (When I was selected) I was stunned. I think I do a pretty darn good job, but wow. I […]

Santa Rosa launches STEAM in high school

Santa Rosa launches STEAM in high school

For the first time in any U.S. school district, Santa Rosa County has launched STEAM-centric learning into all public schools in the district. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. These are the core subjects of the school district’s STEAM Innovate program. Teachers and administrators celebrated the launch of the program’s third year […]

Navarre JROTC finishes strong at drill meet

Navarre JROTC finishes strong at drill meet

The Navarre JROTC Raider Battalion traveled to Gulf Breeze to compete in the first drill meet of the season. “This is an Air Force drill meet so our Cadets had to learn a new drill card for this competition,” Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge, Naval science instructor said. “Our teams did very well in the armed […]

Navarre spreads kindness, acceptance and inclusion on Unity Day

Navarre spreads kindness, acceptance and inclusion on Unity Day

Navarre High School students will unite Oct. 25 for a day of kindness, acceptance and inclusion as part of national Unity Day. Unity Day, a program of the Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center, is an annual event designed to end bullying through the promotion of accepting practices. Members of NHS Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) […]

NJROTC cadets of the month

NJROTC cadets of the month

Navarre High’s Raider Battalion Cadets of the Month for September 2017 are Junior Cadet Azandrya Fuentes and Senior Cadet Matthew Horton. They were nominated by their platoon leaders based on their leadership skills, NJROTC knowledge and their dedication to the NJROTC Program. Read the full article in the Oct. 12 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

Watson named Journalism Teacher of the Year

Watson named Journalism Teacher of the Year

  By a vote of her peers across the Florida Panhandle, Navarre High School yearbook adviser Jennifer Watson was named Florida Scholastic Press Association’s 2017 District 1 Journalism Teacher of the Year. This honor is awarded annually to one teacher from each of the seven FSPA districts to recognize outstanding advisers for school journalism programs. […]

2017 Navarre High School Homecoming Court

2017 Navarre High School Homecoming Court

Navarre has announced its Homecoming Court for 2017. Members of the Senior Court are Dylan Porter, Natalie Duphiney, Zach McPhearson, Abby Webb, Sam Register, Emory Burda, Hanna Sisson, Aaron Williams, Nicholle Fenstermaker, Sam Jordan, Katelynn Joyner and Jaren Palmasani. Navarre will play Escambia in it Homecoming game at 7:30 p.m. Friday night. Featured in the […]

Rios rolls up sleeves to squash big tobacco

Rios rolls up sleeves to squash big tobacco

A collection of grade schoolers against a multibillion-dollar national industry: Navarre High School senior Catalina Rios likes those odds. She will be taking on “big tobacco” in the coming school year as one of four representatives of the Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Youth Advocacy Board Region 1. Rios was elected to the board by […]

SADD and MADD want your shoes

SADD and MADD want your shoes

Whether the sneakers are too small, too big, too dirty or too stinky, Navarre High School SADD wants those shoes to help those impacted by drunken driving. SADD stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions. This national organization has chapters at middle schools, high schools and colleges across the country all working to provide peer-to-peer education […]

Making their mark

Making their mark

In lieu of blank asphalt, the parking lot of Gulf Breeze High School is now adorned in an array of colorful designs such as flowers, Disney characters, fast food logos, sports images and more as dozens of seniors made their mark on the school. This is the first year that seniors have been allowed to […]

Eclipse captivates Navarre students

Eclipse captivates Navarre students

While some schools banned their teachers and students from watching the eclipse, Navarre High School teachers jumped in with both feet. Earth Science teachers Dena Pruden and Tami McConnell said they were excited for their students to learn about astronomy through the event. “We have been telling our students about it since the start of […]

Schools embrace tech revolution

Schools embrace tech revolution

In the not-too-distant past, advanced technology in classrooms was synonymous with scientific calculators, desktop computers, projectors and occasionally laptops. But times have changed. Over the years south Santa Rosa educators have utilized a wide variety of programs, devices and websites. High school students use WeatherSTEM, a weather data collection device, to study data patterns for […]

Navarre senior studies medicine at FSU summer program

Navarre senior studies medicine at FSU summer program

Navarre High School senior Dylan Porter, 16, has his sights set on becoming a doctor. Attending Florida State University’s College of Medicine Summer Institute this summer has solidified that dream for him. “I just really like helping people. It makes me feel really good about myself to help others, and I have always had passion […]

Camp gives cadet candidates taste of life in ROTC

Camp gives cadet candidates taste of life in ROTC

Inside the high school gymnasium on a rainy Monday morning, 80 potential cadets in the Navarre Navy Junior ROTC program run through a series of exercises for nearly two hours. This is the first day of orientation camp, which gives the students here a chance to feel what life in ROTC is like and to […]

Raiders shine off the field as well as on it

Raiders shine off the field as well as on it

Navarre’s football team hit the beach last week but it had nothing to do with surfing, swimming or even a game of flag football on the sand. The Raiders were instead out at Navarre Beach for their annual beach clean-up day. Read the full article in the June 8 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online […]

Go in faith, graduates

Go in faith, graduates

Amid the diplomas, tassels and celebration Navarre High School’s soon-to-be graduates took a moment to honor God Monday during baccalaureate at St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church. Dozens of students along with their family and friends packed the pews to listen to a variety of speakers talk about the importance of keeping faith during this transitory time. […]

Rengert soars to the top of her class

Rengert soars to the top of her class

Britney Rengert still remembers how nervous she was as a freshman at Navarre and feels like that first day of high school wasn’t all that long ago. “It feels like it could have been yesterday,” Rengert said. Four years have gone by in seemingly the snap of a finger and Rengert is set to walk […]

Richuitto honored to be salutatorian

Richuitto honored to be salutatorian

There was a time when Laken Richuitto wasn’t sure if she had a shot at being the salutatorian of Navarre’s Class of 2017. “I used to be No. 3,” Richuitto said. “I didn’t think I would get it.” The honor caught her by surprise and she is proud of the accomplishment. “I am proud and […]

Academy students design, construct practical homes

Academy students design, construct practical homes

Navarre High School Construction Academy students put forward their final projects, model homes and a functional tiny house frame, for judging May 18 as part of the end of year showcase. The academy moved into a fully-stocked, practical workshop last school year and has taken off since said academy instructor and retired Air Force civil […]

Navarre JROTC Unit hosts awards night

Navarre JROTC Unit hosts awards night

Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC unit honored its cadets Wednesday at its annual awards ceremony. The night was also highlighted by the announcement that Captain Mark Eubanks will be retiring from the program after 16 years as an instructor. Read the full article in the May 11 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

Prom expenses test students’ budget savvy

Prom expenses test students’ budget savvy

Sparkling evening gowns, dapper tuxedos, expensive updos, corsages and thumping tunes: Prom is upon us. Navarre High School juniors and seniors will be packing the dance hall Saturday, but just how much did they spend to get there? For Navarre High student Corrina Bradshaw, prom will be costing about $500. Read the full article in […]

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