JROTC

New leadership takes reins in Gulf Breeze

New leadership takes reins in Gulf Breeze

Working the room with handshakes all around, newly elected Gulf Breeze Mayor David Landfair acted more like a candidate than a winner Monday night. Emblematic of Landfair’s promises of city meetings that are more “collegial” than some of the contentious sessions of recent years, he thanked the 40 or so friends, residents and reporters who […]

Legion of Valor award puts Brown in select company

Legion of Valor award puts Brown in select company

Sarah Brown is in elite company. The commanding officer of Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC unit received the prestigious Legion of Valor for Outstanding Achievement Tuesday afternoon. Only 20 cadets out of 88,000 across the world are awarded it each year. Read the full article in the Sept. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Holley Navarre Middle program builds lasting leadership

Holley Navarre Middle program builds lasting leadership

Holley Navarre Middle School students are molding themselves for leadership this school year thanks to the Student Leadership Development Course, a program dedicated to building leadership and life skills in seventh and eighth graders. Principal Joie DeStefano said Dean Dan Schmidt was the perfect man to teach the class due to his 28 years serving […]

Raiders accept military academy nominations

Raiders accept military academy nominations

In his 15 years at Navarre High School, JROTC Master Chief Jim Ethridge had never seen a congressman come in to present certificates to students in the running for nomination to a military academy. That changed on Tuesday when five Navarre students accepted nominations in person from U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz at a ceremony in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Leadership school serves as valuable experience for cadets

Leadership school serves as valuable experience for cadets

Arianna Clemente-Hunter wades through the warm water of the Navarre Sound and hops into one of the inflatable Zodiac boats at Hurlburt Field Thursday evening. She and members of junior ROTC units from area high schools, including 12 cadets from Navarre High School, are about to experience what life is like on the water 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 […]

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 […]

NJROTC academic team’s impressive run of success

NJROTC academic team’s impressive run of success

It doesn’t sound competitive as say a football game or a basketball game, but don’t think for a moment that being a part of the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Academic team at Navarre High School isn’t about fierce competition. “Oh, it’s very competitive,” C/CT Olivia Taylor said. “There is a screen that shows […]

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 […]

Navarre JROTC Cadet of the Month

Navarre JROTC Cadet of the Month

Navarre High’s Raider Battalion Cadets of the Month for November 2015 are Junior Cadet Callie May and Senior Cadet Lindsey Starks. They were nominated by their platoon leaders based on their leadership skills, NJROTC knowledge, and their dedication to the NJROTC Program. The presentation was conducted during the Raider Battalion’s Annual Military Inspection conducted by […]