Navarre High School

Suicide Prevention Week focuses on communication

Suicide Prevention Week focuses on communication

The Navarre High School Raiders added a few extra colors to their signature black and maroon last week. Students, teachers, administrators and staff wore green, purple, blue, yellow and orange to show support for Suicide Prevention Week, one color for each day of the week.   Read the full article in the Sept. 19 issue of […]

JROTC remembers those who perished on tragic day in history

JROTC remembers those who perished on tragic day in history

Lauren Lassiter is only a sophomore. She wasn’t alive on Sept. 11, 2001, the day the world changed forever in the wake of terrorist attacks in which commercial airliners were used to blow up the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D.C.   Read the full article in the Sept. […]

School board approves Pace property purchase

School board approves Pace property purchase

The Santa Rosa County School Board voted Sept. 10 tentatively in favor of purchasing 63.6 acres of vacant land in Pace to create two new schools in the coming years. The district is offering $1.6 million for the property. That purchase will not be finalized until after an Oct. 1 public hearing on the matter. […]

Marine Science Station turns 10

Marine Science Station turns 10

It has been 10 years since new life was breathed into the old ranger station on Navarre Beach, creating a home base for marine conservation education in Santa Rosa County. The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station cut the ribbon on the renovated building in late September 2009.     Read the full article in the […]

ROTC offers wealth of opportunities

ROTC offers wealth of opportunities

Two hours remain until the school day begins at Navarre, but out behind the school and on the practice football field, Navy Junior ROTC cadets are practicing a drill routine ahead of a competition in the coming weeks. As one of the best units in the area, the cadets are always putting work in.   […]

Students make mark with STEAMy mural

Students make mark with STEAMy mural

While most students were enjoying a break from school over the summer, eleventh-graders Allyson Wood, Jake Hughes and Terius Calvin spent weeks hard at work in the halls of Navarre High School. They were not taking summer school or practicing for an extracurricular activity or sport.   Read the full article in the Sept. 5 […]

Navarre called to #BeThe1To prevent suicide

Navarre called to #BeThe1To prevent suicide

In recognition of September as National Suicide Prevention Month, Navarre High School will be observing #BeThe1To week Sept. 9-13, and the school is inviting the community to join in the effort. Lead by the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club, this event is based on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s strategies for suicide prevention and […]

Color guard adds visual impact to band performance

Color guard adds visual impact to band performance

Friday night’s halftime show during the Beach Bowl featured the Raider band and their partners – the Navarre color guard. Musicians and dancers united for the show, which culminates six months of work.   Read the full article in the Aug. 22 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up to receive […]

Student increase outpaces projections

Student increase outpaces projections

Santa Rosa School District predicted in 2016 that Navarre High School would exceed its intended capacity for students by 2019. When students walked through the door Aug. 12 to start the school year, there were 2,359 of them.   Read the full article in the Aug. 22 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Drum majors mark time, lead Raider marching band

Drum majors mark time, lead Raider marching band

Perched atop the metal stand, some six feet above the assembled Navarre marching band, drum majors Kaylee McDonald and Sydney Lawson give direction and listen to the drums, woodwinds and brass sections assembled in a semi-circle just off the football field. Their elevation commands the attention of the band.   Read the full article in the Aug. 15 […]

Teammates remember Alonzo in a positive light in wake of tragedy

Teammates remember Alonzo in a positive light in wake of tragedy

Cool and friendly. A hard worker with a bright smile loved by so many. All the above describe Alex Alonzo. No one ever imagined the Navarre High student and former Raider football player would die by suicide.   Read the full article in the Aug. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

‘They’re back’

‘They’re back’

First day of school in Navarre!   Navarre High School students make their way to class.             Olivia Roman and Evelyn Sanford take a selfie with teacher Trendi Johnson.                 Kalia Beard is excited to start her first day with dad Preston by […]

Raider mom’s club embraces challenge of feeding the football team

Raider mom’s club embraces challenge of feeding the football team

Erica Schultz jokes that it’s like feeding an army or two when talking about the mom’s club providing meals for Navarre’s JV and varsity football players during the first week of camp. The Raiders are treated to breakfast and lunch every day.   Read the full article in the Aug. 8 issue of Navarre Press. […]

South Santa Rosa receives award for disability inclusion, independence

South Santa Rosa receives award for disability inclusion, independence

It started around a cafeteria lunch table. Years ago, a handful of parents of children with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities in south Santa Rosa County conferred together at Navarre High School, united by concern for the future.   Read the full article in the Aug. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Santa Rosa teachers experience STEMersion

Santa Rosa teachers experience STEMersion

Science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and sometimes art (STEAM) have taken classrooms across the country and world by storm in recent years. For Santa Rosa County School District, this approach to teaching has been a core part of the education model since the STEAM Innovate program launched in 2015, making the district a trailblazer on […]

Raider band swelters, ends first week on high note

Raider band swelters, ends first week on high note

The first week of summer band practice ended on a high note last Thursday when drum major Kaylee McDonald dismissed the group, praising her bandmates for their effort and sound. The Raider band began its new school year. The teenage musicians and color guard met the challenge head on, learning a new style of marching and coming together […]

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 […]

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