Navarre High School

Social media generates added pressure for student-athletes

Social media generates added pressure for student-athletes

Caleb Long received a red card in Navarre’s soccer game against rival Washington last season. If that had happened 25 years ago, no one outside the stadium would have known about it. In the world today, however, society is obsessed with social media, almost a prisoner to it.   Read the full article in the […]

Raiders battle misconceptions and pressure of balancing academics with sports

Raiders battle misconceptions and pressure of balancing academics with sports

From the outside looking in, life looks good for high school student-athletes. Popularity. Success. The opportunity to play the sport they love in front of adoring fans. They have it made. Or so it seems to those who don’t see life through the eyes of an athlete.   Read the full article in the July […]

The boy in the tree

The boy in the tree

Bus drivers in Navarre know the boy in the tree. They see him nearly every day of the school year, perched on a branch overlooking the school bus terminal on Escola Street. Pencil and clipboard in hand, 16-year-old John Fowler has a knack for keeping track of the buses. Student Transportation of America (STA) bus […]

Former Navarre grad honored with bench dedication

Former Navarre grad honored with bench dedication

Rain fell hard Thursday morning but didn’t put a damper on a bench dedication for Keifer Huhman, a 2012 Navarre High graduate who passed away in 2016. The bench sits outside the Navy Junior ROTC Building. The family of Keifer unveiled it at a ceremony at the high school in front of family and friends. […]

Message to grads: Look to the future, focus on God

Message to grads: Look to the future, focus on God

Before the pomp and circumstance of Saturday’s graduation ceremony, a handful of Navarre High School seniors gathered with their family and friends for a night of worship at a baccalaureate service May 23 in the Navarre Conference Center. Pastor Clint Jernigan explained the service was a joint effort to help send the graduates off in […]

Hard work pays off for valedictorian Downing

Hard work pays off for valedictorian Downing

At the start of the school year, Navarre High School senior Makayla Downing said there would be no senioritis here. No goofing off after putting her nose to the grindstone for four years. When class rankings were released her name started out at the very top.   Read the full article in the May 23 […]

Podojil’s commitment to education leads to salutatorian honor

Podojil’s commitment to education leads to salutatorian honor

When he talks about it, John Podojil makes it sound so simple: The road to earning the salutatorian honor of the Navarre High School Class of 2019 was as easy as solving for x in a crazy complicated math equation. “I think about all the work I did to get to where I am now.” […]

To the class of 2019

To the class of 2019

Our community is getting ready to celebrate a new chapter in the life of our youth as the oldest of these graduate high school. Seniors, congratulations on your achievement. Graduation day marks a turning in your life from childhood to adulthood. As you move the tassel to the other side of your cap, you are […]

2019 principals, assistant principals of the year

2019 principals, assistant principals of the year

The Santa Rosa County School District has announced recognition of its top administrators for 2019. All were singled out by a vote of their peers for their dedication to their schools, students, staff and community. Read the full article in the May 16 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – or […]

Navarre football coach arrested for battery

Navarre football coach arrested for battery

Navarre High School offensive line coach and teacher Greg Greenhaw was arrested April 28 for domestic violence related battery. The charge is a first-degree misdemeanor. The incident occurred about 11:30 a.m. the previous day and was reported by his wife, Stacey, upon her arrival at the District I Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office shortly after […]

NHS Theatre brings ‘The Three Musketeers’ to life

NHS Theatre brings ‘The Three Musketeers’ to life

After months of sword training, stage fight lessons and practice runs, Navarre High School Theatre brought “The Three Musketeers” to the Ashmore stage in Pensacola last weekend. Leading the cast was Cooper Wright as D’Artagnan alongside the musketeers Jack Lackey as Porthos, Ryan Frank as Aramis and Seth Clement as Athos.         […]

Is freedom of speech up for debate?

Is freedom of speech up for debate?

This piece is written with the intent to look at freedom of speech in a high school setting and see how the constitutional right is being exercised among Navarre High School students. In this past school year, Navarre High School’s newly founded debate program has presented an opportunity for students in all grade levels to […]

Touch-A-Truck

Touch-A-Truck

Demolition trucks, fire engines, school buses, Hurlburt Special Tactics vehicles and more were on hand at the Navarre High School Touch-A-Truck event last Saturday. Click here to view photos from this event.                                             As […]

Prom Promise reminds students they matter

Prom Promise reminds students they matter

A night meant for young celebration can turn to a nightmare in an instant. Juniors and seniors of Navarre High School received a reminder Tuesday to make good decisions as part of Prom Promise. This joint effort of first responders and the school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club showcased just what can happen when […]

Gaetz hosts military night at Navarre

Gaetz hosts military night at Navarre

When U.S Rep. Matt Gaetz is having a tough day at the nation’s capital, he turns to the folder containing the stories of candidates for the military academies. One of his jobs as a member of Congress is nominating students from Northwest Florida for the honor of attending West Point, the Air Force Academy or […]

Navarre High School’s 2019 Prom Court

Navarre High School’s 2019 Prom Court

Navarre High School’s 2019 Prom Court includes Steven Baker, Mitchell Hunt, David Melega, Benjamin Waschenko, Dante Wright, Ashley Becklund, Sydney Gracey, Jordan Lassiter and Kanoka Palmer. Makayla Downing is also on the prom court but is not pictured. The prom is scheduled for Saturday. As seen in the May 2 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

HNMS earns high marks in New York math competition

HNMS earns high marks in New York math competition

Holley Navarre Middle School students made their way to Rochester, New York, April 5-6 to show off their math skills and represent Santa Rosa County. They were there to compete in the 2019 Math Competition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. […]

Raider Day 5k Fun Run/Walk

The Raider Day 5K will be held at the Navarre Youth Sports Complex, 8840 High School Blvd., from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for students, $15 without t-shirt and $30 with t-shirt. All proceeds of the Raider Day 5K go to the Navarre High School and NYSA Football Programs. Register online at www.nysasports.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1277922.

Relay for Life raises cancer funds, honors survivors

Relay for Life raises cancer funds, honors survivors

Hundreds of participants hit the track around Bennett C. Russell Stadium during Navarre’s Relay for Life on Friday night. The annual event is a part of the American Cancer Society’s effort to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Relay for Life: A planned night of hope and fundraising for cancer research

Relay for Life: A planned night of hope and fundraising for cancer research

A community coming together for a gathering of hope and healing can be therapeutic to those affected by cancer. Relay for Life will bring the Navarre community together for the annual all-night fundraising walk for cancer awareness at Navarre High School April 12 at 6 p.m. Read the full article in the April 11 issue […]

High School theatre learns the art of swordplay

High School theatre learns the art of swordplay

Parting ways from the typical love songs and massive choreographed dance numbers of Disney musical projects, Navarre High School Theater will be presenting “The Three Musketeers” this April at Pensacola State College. A story of sword slashing heroes set in 1600s France, the play adaption of the tale involves more than a few brawls. Read […]

Chamber recognizes Navarre teachers of the year

Chamber recognizes Navarre teachers of the year

Teachers of the Year from Navarre area schools were recognized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.                                                                           […]

Redding wins first Marvelous Light Foundation Scholarship

Redding wins first Marvelous Light Foundation Scholarship

Lauren Redding didn’t know DJ Deas personally. But she knew of him and knew of his tragic story. Deas died by suicide last summer at the age of 16. Part of a military family, he attended Navarre in 2017, competing in track in the spring and football that fall before moving back to the Jacksonville […]

School resource officer recovering from stroke

School resource officer recovering from stroke

When Matt Robinson’s head felt strange, he called his wife Tabitha. It was not exactly pain but a “funny feeling.” She told him to go to the doctor, but Robinson refused. On the morning of March 12, he was busy fulfilling his duties as Milton High School’s resource officer. Read the full article in the […]

Williams ready to honor his fallen friend one more time

Williams ready to honor his fallen friend one more time

Chris Williams will be among the 100 or so people participating in the DJ Deas Marvelous Light Foundation 5K Run/Walk Saturday morning at NYSA. The opportunity to do so means everything to him. Deas was a close friend and former teammate who died by suicide last summer at the age of 16. Read the full […]

Deas carrying on her son’s legacy

Deas carrying on her son’s legacy

Cheryl Deas wants to cry when she thinks about the effort she is making to carry on the legacy of her son, DJ, who died by suicide last summer at the age of 16. Two events this weekend in Navarre, both of which honor the memory of DJ, who competed in track and football for […]

Hughson carries on with athletic career during difficult time in life

Hughson carries on with athletic career during difficult time in life

Shaun Hughson remembers the day his father passed away. Shaun was with family on vacation in Tennessee shortly before Christmas at the time of the death. “When we got the call, everything went numb, like a bomb went off,” Shaun said. “But after the initial shock, I just tried to keep myself distracted.” Read the […]

Navarre students headed to International SeaPerch Challenge

Navarre students headed to International SeaPerch Challenge

Navarre Beach Marine Science Station students once again took home the trophy from the 2019 Regional SeaPerch ROV (remotely operated vehicle) Challenge. Team Octobots consists of documenter Ovella Hines (not pictured) and vehicle builders/operators Tiara Winbery and Miguel Homar, pictured here with their ROV. Read the full article in the March 21 issue of Navarre […]

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