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Navarre Navy JROTC making a difference one hour at a time

Navarre Navy JROTC making a difference one hour at a time

In a typical year, Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC program puts in 10,000 hours of community service. That doesn’t even count work such as handling color guard duties at a football game or working the concessions at a basketball game. “It gives me faith in our future to see the kids’ willingness to give back to […]

Navarre JROTC takes pride in being at best for inspections

Navarre JROTC takes pride in being at best for inspections

Lined up on the football field at Bennett C. Russell Stadium on a mild Wednesday morning, the Navarre Navy Junior ROTC cadets took part in a unit inspection. Cadets were asked questions that tested their military knowledge. Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

ROTC cadets step up to help in Panama City

ROTC cadets step up to help in Panama City

Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC program rose to the occasion on short notice to help out Hurricane Michael victims. Last Monday morning, a call for help at the Bozeman Shelter in Panama City went out to Navarre and 41 cadets from the high school ended up helping 150 evacuees move to a mega shelter at Arnold […]

Grier ready to embrace opportunity with Navarre’s ROTC program

Grier ready to embrace opportunity with Navarre’s ROTC program

Timothy Grier is under a tent as the battle of the squads plays out at Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC camp for the incoming class of cadets. The retired 1st Sgt. from the United States Marine Corps Is talking with Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge, who is set to retire officially  as an ROTC instructor next week. […]

Camp gives new cadets a taste of JROTC

Camp gives new cadets a taste of JROTC

Jade Abrams liked what she saw from a video presentation about the Navarre Navy Junior ROTC program while in middle school and decided to give it a shot. Alex Woodall grew up in a military family. Makenzie Bartels said her parents wanted her to join because they thought it would be good for her. Read […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Giving Back: Raiders strive to make a difference in community

Giving Back: Raiders strive to make a difference in community

Passes, runs, touchdowns and tackles aren’t the order of the day for a group of Navarre football players inside a kindergarten classroom on a Thursday afternoon. Nope. It is apples. And players in Cassie Nolan’s room at Holley-Navarre Primary sit at tables to work with enthusiastic students on various activities using the fruit. One of […]

Navarre cadets never stop raising the bar

Navarre cadets never stop raising the bar

If one is looking for a way to put the success of the Navarre Navy Junior ROTC program in perspective, perhaps comparing it to a great athletic program might very well be the best way to do it. Its achievements are impressive. Its dominance is as undeniable as a college football or basketball team that […]

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 […]

First-year cadets take first at drill meet

First-year cadets take first at drill meet

Navarre’s first-year Navy Junior ROTC cadets finished first in a drill meet at Pace High School. “I’m so proud of them,” said Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge, the unit’s Naval science instructor. Read the full article in the March 30 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online for as little as $38 per year.

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.

Navarre reaches new height in orienteering competition

Navarre reaches new height in orienteering competition

Nicolas Kaiser had the perfect quote when asked to describe the feeling of the Navarre JROTC unit taking fourth at the national orienteering meet in the mountains of Georgia earlier this month. “Not too shabby for a bunch of beach kids,” Kaiser said. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Navarre High JROTC Cadet of the Month

Navarre High JROTC Cadet of the Month

Navarre High School’s Raider Battalion Cadets of the Month for January 2017, are Junior Cadet Mehmet Duzagadusmez and Senior Cadet Ian Olney. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 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 JROTC takes first place at Gulf Breeze drill meet

Navarre JROTC takes first place at Gulf Breeze drill meet

In their first drill meet of the year the Cadets from Navarre High won first place overall at the 2016 Southeastern Regional Drill Meet.  The meet was held at Gulf Breeze High School on Saturday Oct. 29.  Read the full article in the Nov. 3 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe online for […]

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 caps off outstanding year

NJROTC caps off outstanding year

Achievement and recognition were on the agenda last Wednesday night at Navarre High School as the Navy JROTC unit held its annual Awards and Change of Command Ceremony in the gymnasium. Master Chief Jimmy Etheridge was proud of the cadets who earned scholarships or awards and was particularly proud of the seniors who saw their […]

Navarre ROTC unit makes a difference

Navarre ROTC unit makes a difference

The Navarre High School Junior ROTC made a major donation to the Relay for Life committee April 27, handing a check over for $10,000 that will help in the fight against cancer. Kelly Fijalkowski, the event coordinator for Relay for Life, and Diane Maldonado, the senior market manager for the American Cancer Society, accepted the […]

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 […]

Cadets give final salute at NHS

Cadets give final salute at NHS

Navarre High School’s Navy Junior ROTC Battalion made its mark this year when it was selected by the Navy League as the top unit in the Area 8 region. The battalion is one of the top 11 units in the world. From April 1, 2014, to April 1, 2015, cadets have accumulated points through college […]

Navarre High School cadets place 12th at Nationals

Navarre High School cadets place 12th at Nationals

The Navarre High School NJROTC Orienteering Team took home 12th place overall at the national competition in Elberton, Ga. March 8 and 9. A total of 22 schools and 331 students from as far away as California competed. Orienteering, the sport of finding one’s way in unfamiliar territory with nothing but a map and a […]