Ariana Clemente-Hunter

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 […]

Navarre JROTC unit has strong showing at drill nationals

Navarre JROTC unit has strong showing at drill nationals

Navarre’s Navy JROTC unit traveled to Louisiana for a chance to qualify for the Navy Drill Nationals. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

JROTC unit overcomes challenges to win Area 8 orienteering championship

JROTC unit overcomes challenges to win Area 8 orienteering championship

Scratch marks from the thorns that were in their legs are lasting reminders of the rigors that come with navigating through an orienteering course. “The thorns catch and scratch up your legs, and we were even wearing leggings,” said senior Ashley Russell. “Every time you run, the thorns go deeper.” But in the end it’s […]

Navarre High School NJROTC commemorates anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Navarre High School NJROTC commemorates anniversary of Pearl Harbor

On a cool, sun-splashed Wednesday morning, with miniature American flags blowing in the light breeze on the lawn in front of Navarre High School, Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC commanding officer Arianna Clemente-Hunter spoke during a ceremony to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day. Read the full article in the Dec. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Click here […]

JROTC commemorates Sept. 11 with flag ceremony

JROTC commemorates Sept. 11 with flag ceremony

Only the sound of a bird chirping and the hum of a lone car driving by down the road on a sun-splashed morning broke through the moment of silence during the flag ceremony Navarre High School Navy Junior ROTC unit does each year to commemorate the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. More than 2,000 […]

Orientation camp offers glimpse of JROTC life

Orientation camp offers glimpse of JROTC life

Ariana Clemente-Hunter remembers her experience at orientation camp for the Navy JROTC at Navarre High School and how much it played a part in her decision to join the program. Four years later, Clemente-Hunter is now leading the way at the camp as the unit’s new commanding officer. The senior-to-be admits it’s a little scary […]

NJROTC cadets earn recognition in essay contest

NJROTC cadets earn recognition in essay contest

Master Chief Petty Officer James Ethridge has always emphasized the importance of writing to his NJROTC students at Navarre High School. It’s why he makes every student participate in the Fleet Reservation Association Americanism Essay contest each year. “All of my students do it,” Ethridge said. “Writing is very important to me and it’s a […]