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Jay High School seeks to rename gym after legendary coach

Benjamin H. West II, Principal of Jay High School, recently stood before the Santa Rosa County School Board to request that the Facilities Naming Committee convene to consider renaming the gymnasium at JHS after one of its longtime coaches.

Coach John C. Smith worked in Santa Rosa County Schools for 40 years, 36 of which were spent as the head basketball coach at JHS.

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‘This is the first thing I haven’t quit at, it’s my calling’

Ashley Hall, Holley-Navarre Middle School’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ for 2021 has spent all 23 years of her teaching career at Holley-Navarre Middle School, but her enthusiasm for the job makes it seem like she just started teaching.

Since 1998, Hall has brought creativity and humor to her seventh-grade civics students and has not looked back.

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