Navarre High School

Student arrested after school shooting threat

Student arrested after school shooting threat

A Navarre High School student has been arrested in connection with threats to carry out a mass shooting at the school. Brandon Lee Hawkins, 15, of Constitution Drive in Navarre, was charged with two felony counts of intimidation, the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office said. The specific charges are  “Write, send threat to kill or injure” […]

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 […]

Watson named Journalism Teacher of the Year

Watson named Journalism Teacher of the Year

  By a vote of her peers across the Florida Panhandle, Navarre High School yearbook adviser Jennifer Watson was named Florida Scholastic Press Association’s 2017 District 1 Journalism Teacher of the Year. This honor is awarded annually to one teacher from each of the seven FSPA districts to recognize outstanding advisers for school journalism programs. […]

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 […]

Threats at Navarre High School investigated

Threats at Navarre High School investigated

For the second time in two weeks, a student at Navarre High School has made threats on social media against students at the school. The first was on Sept. 23 from a student on Instagram threatening several students under the guise of Memento.mori.mer which translated means “remember you must die.” The threat began with “To […]

Families wait for call from Puerto Rico

Families wait for call from Puerto Rico

Although Hurricane Maria was more than a thousand miles away, when the storm took aim at the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico it hit close to home for some residents of Navarre. It was the second category 5 hurricane to strike the area in the span of two weeks. Power outages were widespread. The communities […]

2017 Navarre High School Homecoming Court

2017 Navarre High School Homecoming Court

Navarre has announced its Homecoming Court for 2017. Members of the Senior Court are Dylan Porter, Natalie Duphiney, Zach McPhearson, Abby Webb, Sam Register, Emory Burda, Hanna Sisson, Aaron Williams, Nicholle Fenstermaker, Sam Jordan, Katelynn Joyner and Jaren Palmasani. Navarre will play Escambia in it Homecoming game at 7:30 p.m. Friday night. Featured in the […]

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 […]

Students dive into lionfish research

Students dive into lionfish research

Navarre and Gulf Breeze students cut into more than 100 lionfish last week as part of a large dissection research project. The students of Navarre High School, Navarre Beach Marine Science Station, Gulf Breeze High School and others in Escambia County were partnering with the University of West Florida Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation […]

Raider Role Models program comes to Holley-Navarre Primary

Raider Role Models program comes to Holley-Navarre Primary

Cassie Nolan moved over to Holley-Navarre Primary this school year and has brought her popular Raider Role Models program with her. A fourth-grade teacher at the intermediate school the last three years, Nolan teaches kindergarten now and is looking forward to having Navarre High football players come to the school once a week to work […]

Beaches to Woodlands returns early this year

Beaches to Woodlands returns early this year

Labor Day weekend marks the end of the traditional tourism peak season, and that can mean months of fewer visitors and lower profits known as the shoulder season. Bed tax collections, the money paid to the county by visitors for temporary lodging, tend to be lower. Despite July posting 32 percent bed tax growth, many […]

Rios rolls up sleeves to squash big tobacco

Rios rolls up sleeves to squash big tobacco

A collection of grade schoolers against a multibillion-dollar national industry: Navarre High School senior Catalina Rios likes those odds. She will be taking on “big tobacco” in the coming school year as one of four representatives of the Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Youth Advocacy Board Region 1. Rios was elected to the board by […]

SADD and MADD want your shoes

SADD and MADD want your shoes

Whether the sneakers are too small, too big, too dirty or too stinky, Navarre High School SADD wants those shoes to help those impacted by drunken driving. SADD stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions. This national organization has chapters at middle schools, high schools and colleges across the country all working to provide peer-to-peer education […]

Eclipse captivates Navarre students

Eclipse captivates Navarre students

While some schools banned their teachers and students from watching the eclipse, Navarre High School teachers jumped in with both feet. Earth Science teachers Dena Pruden and Tami McConnell said they were excited for their students to learn about astronomy through the event. “We have been telling our students about it since the start of […]

Prayer Warriors seek peaceful school year

Prayer Warriors seek peaceful school year

It’s a muggy August morning in Navarre and Kim Meyer is waiting at the high school for people to show up to the Prayer Walk for the upcoming school year. The walk was organized by the Prayer Warriors and the goal is to pray over the school grounds for a peaceful school year and to […]

Welcome back to school Navarre

Welcome back to school Navarre

From the tearful goodbyes of parents of Kindergarteners to the swaggering saunter of the high school seniors, Navarre students of all ages returned to the books Monday kicking of a new school year. Featured in the Aug. 17 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Schools embrace tech revolution

Schools embrace tech revolution

In the not-too-distant past, advanced technology in classrooms was synonymous with scientific calculators, desktop computers, projectors and occasionally laptops. But times have changed. Over the years south Santa Rosa educators have utilized a wide variety of programs, devices and websites. High school students use WeatherSTEM, a weather data collection device, to study data patterns for […]

Navarre senior studies medicine at FSU summer program

Navarre senior studies medicine at FSU summer program

Navarre High School senior Dylan Porter, 16, has his sights set on becoming a doctor. Attending Florida State University’s College of Medicine Summer Institute this summer has solidified that dream for him. “I just really like helping people. It makes me feel really good about myself to help others, and I have always had passion […]

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 […]

Trade careers leapfrog degree barrier

Trade careers leapfrog degree barrier

When Alex Brummett graduated from Navarre High School in 2014, he knew college was not an option. Brummett had been an average student, and frankly book smarts were not his thing. “I am very hands-on, and I wasn’t college material,” he said. But college is not the only way to succeed in a career, and […]

New public schools in south Santa Rosa County a decade away

New public schools in south Santa Rosa County a decade away

Even as talk of a new school in Navarre turns to action, a new high school facility could still be a decade away despite near maximum capacity projections, Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said. Wyrosdick presented the student population growth and capacity data to the Navarre Area Board of Realtors July 12 during their monthly luncheon at […]

Sage Chambers overcomes injuries to set stage for big senior year

Sage Chambers overcomes injuries to set stage for big senior year

Sage Chambers didn’t get an opportunity to play a full season of football a year ago. He broke his clavicle in week three and then returned in week 10 before getting injured again in the opening round of a postseason run that ended with Navarre making it to the 6A state semifinals. It wasn’t an […]

Raiders lay foundation for success during summer hoops season

Raiders lay foundation for success during summer hoops season

An industrial fan set up in a doorway to the gym blows air on a muggy summer afternoon. With the air conditioning not functioning properly in the gym, the somewhat cool air from the fan is the only relief from the heat for the players warming up before their game and the handful of fans […]

Santa Rosa schools make the A grade

Santa Rosa schools make the A grade

The Santa Rosa School District is back on top of the rankings with an A grade for the 2016-17 school year. Last year, for the first time in more than a decade, the district’s ranking had slipped to a B grade. Bill Emerson, assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment, said he was pleased to […]

Schools fight bullying

Schools fight bullying

He was a junior at Navarre High School. A member of the JROTC. He was described as happy, funny and friendly. Most who knew him said it seemed like everything was normal. But everything was not normal for Rowen Cabanlong. And by all accounts, he held his feelings inside to the last minute of his […]

Bullying not always easy for students to detect

Bullying not always easy for students to detect

Shaking off the grip of a rumor is easier said than done. Savannah West knows that as well as anyone. She recalls a time during her high school years when she battled a rumor that refused to let go of its grip. Though to a lesser degree, it still haunts her now, and she isn’t […]

Carter brothers expect greatness with C3 Sports

Carter brothers expect greatness with C3 Sports

Dwayne Carter has a bag packed by the door and is ready to travel the moment he gets a call from an NFL team that decides to give him a shot at his pro football dream. For the time being, he’s diligently working to grow the athletic apparel business he started with his two brothers, […]

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 […]

Raiders shine off the field as well as on it

Raiders shine off the field as well as on it

Navarre’s football team hit the beach last week but it had nothing to do with surfing, swimming or even a game of flag football on the sand. The Raiders were instead out at Navarre Beach for their annual beach clean-up day. Read the full article in the June 8 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online […]

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