Master Chief Jim Ethridge

Brown’s generosity assures her legacy will carry on for years to come

Brown’s generosity assures her legacy will carry on for years to come

It was at one of Navarre’s Junior ROTC military balls that Master Chief Jim Ethridge recalls a funny story about the late Shirley Brown, a long-time supporter of ROTC who used the cadets for many of the community service efforts she was involved with in Navarre. The connection between Brown and the high school’s ROTC […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NJROTC cadets of the month

NJROTC cadets of the month

Navarre High’s Raider Battalion Cadets of the Month for September 2017 are Junior Cadet Azandrya Fuentes and Senior Cadet Matthew Horton. They were nominated by their platoon leaders based on their leadership skills, NJROTC knowledge and their dedication to the NJROTC Program. Read the full article in the Oct. 12 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

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 […]

Fisher makes smooth transition to NJROTC program

Fisher makes smooth transition to NJROTC program

Captain Michael Fisher has been a Senior Naval science instructor for Navarre’s NJROTC program for nearly two months and noted the transition to the position has been a smooth one. “I’ve clicked pretty well with the students. No one has called me Captain Eubanks yet,” Fisher said with a laugh. Eubanks spent 16 years helping […]

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 […]

Retiring captain leaves lasting impact on Navarre cadets

Retiring captain leaves lasting impact on Navarre cadets

The passage of time hasn’t lessened the impact Capt. Mark Eubanks has had on the life of Sarah Pena and so many others like her who have gone through the Navy Junior ROTC program at Navarre. Pena, now a kindergarten teacher at West Navarre Primary, recalls a moment that provides a great glimpse of Eubanks […]

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 […]