Academics

Brahms soaring high in air, on field and in the classroom

Brahms soaring high in air, on field and in the classroom

Nick Brahms wakes up and is ready to attack the grind that is the life of a student-athlete. His first stop is the Auburn University Regional Airport. His preflight responsibilities are complete right around 7 a.m. and then Brahms is in the air for the next 60-90 minutes as part of his training within Auburn’s […]

Brockhum teaches importance of being good human beings

Brockhum teaches importance of being good human beings

Jasmine Brockhum remembers the first time she really felt as if education was the perfect fit for her as far as a career goes. At the time, she was overseas with her husband, who was stationed in Japan, and she landed a job as a Kindergarten aide in a school on the base. Read the […]

UWF forms Office of Military Engagement, appoints retired Navy captain as military liaison

UWF forms Office of Military Engagement, appoints retired Navy captain as military liaison

As part of its continuing support and dedication to serving the military, the University of West Florida has formed a new Office of Military Engagement. UWF President Martha D. Saunders has named retired U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Middleton as the president’s military liaison, serving as the primary point of contact between her office and military […]

Santa Rosa schools make the A grade

Santa Rosa schools make the A grade

The Santa Rosa School District is back on top of the rankings with an A grade for the 2016-17 school year. Last year, for the first time in more than a decade, the district’s ranking had slipped to a B grade. Bill Emerson, assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment, said he was pleased to […]

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 […]

Tuition, graduation and the ever-present bottom line

Tuition, graduation and the ever-present bottom line

Florida legislators in the House and Senate are taking a long, hard look at the state’s college and university system. Legislation in both arms of the Capitol could change not only how the state’s schools of higher learning are funded, but how the students are billed and funded, too. Read the full article in the […]

$3 million for 30 minutes

$3 million for 30 minutes

An extra 30 minutes of school time each day could cost an extra $3 million, but Santa Rosa Superintendent of Schools Tim Wyrosdick said it would be money well spent. Santa Rosa School District has set aside $3 million in unexpected Full Time Equivalent (FTE) funding to move the county’s 14 middle and high schools […]

Santa Rosa offers free adult high school program

Santa Rosa offers free adult high school program

For Santa Rosa County residents looking to complete their high school diploma the county library system offers a free solution that can be completed in under a year. Career High School Online is an accredited online classroom through Cengage company designed to allow adults to complete their diploma without having to repeat courses they have […]

Testing creates accountability in schools

Testing creates accountability in schools

Navarre High School Principal Brian Noack gives a simple answer in regards to his thoughts on the number of tests students take each year. “I believe without a doubt that students are over-tested,” Noack said. Noack has no problem with tests being done in the schools. He understands the purpose behind them. “As an educator […]

Local businesses partner with school STEAM programs

Local businesses partner with school STEAM programs

Businesses of Santa Rosa will open their doors to students this school year to provide practical science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics learning through the school district’s STEAM INNOVATE business partnership program. Partnering businesses will provide experts to advise students, allow students to tour their facilities, provide internships and give them real world problems to […]

Navarre High School JROTC first year cadets win at Pace

Navarre High School JROTC first year cadets win at Pace

For the second year in a row, the first year cadets of Navarre High School JROTC finished first, beating out five other teams from Area 8. The cadets were commanded by Cadet Sarah Brown. “I could not be prouder of you,” said Cadet Commander Samantha Combs, “You have worked hard since school started and you […]

Door to free agency opened in high school athletics

Door to free agency opened in high school athletics

Florida is one step away from opening the door to free agency in high school athletics. All that is needed now for House Bill 7029 to become a law is a signature from Governor Rick Scott. The massive education bill, which includes allowing student-athletes to transfer between seasons and be eligible to play right away, […]

Taylor credits team effort for her success as a teacher

Taylor credits team effort for her success as a teacher

As big of a deal as it is to be named a teacher of the year, Navarre High School’s Angie Taylor deflects the credit for her recognition elsewhere. The long-time Exceptional Student Education teacher and department head for ESE makes it known she owes her success to the four other people she works with each […]

Miss Kim shares stories of traveling life

Miss Kim shares stories of traveling life

Kim Fenger sits back in a comfortable chair inside her room at The Beacon in Gulf Breeze and recalls a time when the world was a much different place. Known as Miss Kim to family and friends, Fenger was born in Korea in 1932 and remembers growing up in a country that was under the […]

Anderson enjoys chance to give back to community

Anderson enjoys chance to give back to community

Kamber Anderson won’t get a chance to play softball this season for Pensacola State College. A back injury has sidelined the former Navarre standout for the year. But Anderson, a freshman, is still in a position to make a difference as a student-athlete. She and her Pirate teammates have spent the fall doing community service […]