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Open water swimming both enjoyable and challenging

Open water swimming both enjoyable and challenging

Just keep swimming. That’s what Melanie Sellers tells herself when she does an open water swim. “The goal is to finish,” Sellers said. Read the full article in the Oct. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre Press for 30 days free. […]

First-time fundraiser for Raider swim team a success

First-time fundraiser for Raider swim team a success

With the wind blowing, the waves a little choppy, but the sun shining bright on a chilly Sunday morning in mid-October, Navarre High’s first open water swim fundraiser went off without a hitch. A total of 42 participated in the event in the Navarre Sound behind Juana’s, with some swimmers doing the entire mile-long course […]

Life-changing endowment to benefit ROTC unit for years to come

Life-changing endowment to benefit ROTC unit for years to come

Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge was stunned when he read the email. The message told him Shirley and Charlie Brown had left the Navarre Junior ROTC program enough money to impact it for years to come. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

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 […]

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, […]

Navarre swim team competes at regional meet

Navarre swim team competes at regional meet

Navarre competed at the regional swim meet in Tallahassee Wednesday and two of Navarre’s girls relay teams finished in the top 15. The Raiders took 13th in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:51.93. Alyssa Allen, Lauren Robbins, Killian Casey and Olivia Sczesny were on the team. The same four swimmers competed in […]

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 […]