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Five Pace High teachers under investigation

Five Pace High teachers under investigation

It started with a post about race on Facebook and has escalated into a full-blown investigation into potential misconduct by teachers at Pace High School, including the teacher that posted. Santa Rosa County School Board unanimously approved June 18 placing five teachers at Pace High School on administrative leave as an investigation is conducted into […]

Navarre High teacher accused of sex with student

Navarre High teacher accused of sex with student

A Navarre High School (NHS) social studies teacher is facing a felony sexual assault charge after allegedly having sex with a student. Meghan Rodriguez, 37, allegedly was sending messages with the student before the incident that occurred over the 2019 summer break. She has been teaching at NHS since 2015. According to the arrest report, […]

Class of 2020 gets morale boost from donated signs

Class of 2020 gets morale boost from donated signs

Senior year is different for the class of 2020 at Navarre High School. With schools closed until at least May 1 and communities in quarantine under state mandates, common milestones are being missed. Award ceremonies, prom, signing friends’ yearbooks and even their graduation ceremony may be cancelled due to social distancing concerns. Kelly Urban’s son […]

Unified basketball game serves as special moment for Raider athletes, ESE students

Unified basketball game serves as special moment for Raider athletes, ESE students

Will “The Thrill” Shoebrook jumped up and down as if he just scored the game-winning basket in the championship-clinching game of the NBA Finals. He raised his arms in the air and wore a smile that said it all. The crowd cheered wildly. “It’s Will’s birthday today. Every time he scored, he was real happy,” […]

Miss NHS Pageant now features a Mr. category

Miss NHS Pageant now features a Mr. category

For the first time ever, the Miss NHS Pageant added a mister to the competition. Guys were given their own category this year, for a chance to shine in the spotlight at Navarre High School. On Feb. 13 the school hosted the annual pageant in which students show off their spirit and compete for the […]

Raider soccer team makes most of opportunity to give back

Raider soccer team makes most of opportunity to give back

Navarre head boys soccer coach Abdalla Elbaioumy high fived one of the children on the field of Bennett C. Russell Stadium during a special soccer event a couple of weeks ago. Part of a team bonding event, Elbaioumy and his players joined about 20 children from Across the Board Therapy for a fun time on […]

Melendez brightens day of Raider Buddy with pair of shoes

Melendez brightens day of Raider Buddy with pair of shoes

Joe Berry walked into the Navarre gym last Thursday afternoon sporting a pair of bright orange Adidas tennis shoes. They were a gift from Elijah Melendez, a junior offensive lineman on the Raider football team. Melendez was originally awarded the shoes at a national combine in Texas earlier this month, but it turns out they […]

Momentum Church shares ‘irrational generosity’

Momentum Church shares ‘irrational generosity’

We’ve all heard the metaphor of the shoemaker’s children having no shoes or perhaps one of the many contemporary versions, like the plumber’s neglected plumbing or the TV repairman’s broken TV. But have you ever heard of a church raising money for another church to build a building when they themselves have no building? That is exactly what Momentum Church has done.  Momentum Church […]

“Romeo and Juliet” rebirth a success

“Romeo and Juliet” rebirth a success

The star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, met their untimely fate last weekend upon the Ashmore Auditorium stage, and the Navarre High School Theatre troupe brought their end to life. Despite a few technical difficulties, the cast and crew brought the complex language of this 1590s classic to life with all its emotion, violence, pageantry and […]

Local graduates advanced flight school top of class

Local graduates advanced flight school top of class

Lt. j.g. Kyle A. Camilli of Navarre graduated Navy flight school top of his class. Camilli graduated Navarre High School in 2011, and he graduated from Auburn University in 2015 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in business management (cum laude). He completed Primary Flight Training with Training Squadron Six aboard NAS Whiting Field and […]

Cadets of the Month

Cadets of the Month

The Navarre Navy Junior ROTC unit selected its cadets of the month for October. The cadets earning the honor are Imaia Gifford and Chandler Kempf.   As seen in the Nov. 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre […]

Navarre students unite for day of acceptance

Navarre students unite for day of acceptance

Navarre High School students “united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion” Oct. 23 for the school’s annual Unity Day celebration. The school’s hallways, students and staff were bathed in orange, the color selected to represent the anti-bullying, inclusion event each October. The nationwide movement was sparked by Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center.   Read the full […]

Navarre High Theatre seeking sponsors of the arts

Navarre High Theatre seeking sponsors of the arts

Much like high school athletes crowding around the bulletin board to see whether they made the cut for the team, Navarre High School Theatre Program students wait with bated breath when its time to see if their name is on the posted cast list. Leading up to tryouts, they practice. They train. They hone their […]

2019 Navarre High School Homecoming

2019 Navarre High School Homecoming

Natasha Elliott accepted the tiara, roses and sash as the 2019 Navarre High School Homecoming Queen.   As seen in the Oct. 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre Press for 30 days free.   Click here to […]

19th Annual Navarre Car, Truck, Bike Show & Craft Fair

19th Annual Navarre Car, Truck, Bike Show & Craft Fair

The Pirates of the Panhandle hosted their annual Navarre Car, Truck, Bike Show and Craft Fair at the Navarre High School Saturday raising funds for scholarships.   2019 Car, Truck and Bike Show first place winners:   Class 1- Street Rods 1900-1948, Ed Johnson- 1937 Plymouth Sedan Class 3- Camaro Original – All, Ted Millard- […]

Navarre High School Homecoming Court 2019

Navarre High School Homecoming Court 2019

Navarre High School has announced its 2019 Homecoming Court. The senior members are Tony Gomez, Haley Blixt, Cade Tuele, Natasha Elliott, Austin Anderson, Faith Starling, Marlon Courtney, Jenna Zmeili, Trevor Kestner, Emma Hobdy, Tyler England and Honesty Layton. The juniors are Kole Devenney, Taylor Howard, Caleb Long, Lilly Trujillo, Nathan Howard and Kaylee McDonald. Sophomore […]

School district creating E3 as second phase of STEAM

School district creating E3 as second phase of STEAM

Schools are not what they used to be, and Santa Rosa County Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick is appealing to business owners to help continue that trend through the E3: Excite, Engage, Experience program. “So much has changed in the 11 years I’ve been superintendent, and so much will change in the next ten years,” he said. […]

Mind Monsters 2: A timely series on depression at Momentum Church

Mind Monsters 2: A timely series on depression at Momentum Church

Momentum Church will launch a series on depression at their five campuses Oct. 5-6 offering advice on “overcoming what overcomes you.”  This teaching series, entitled Mind Monsters 2, is a reprise of their 2018 Mind Monsters series.   Read the full article in the Oct. 3 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre […]

International Coastal Cleanup tidies up the beach

International Coastal Cleanup tidies up the beach

International Coastal Cleanup came to Navarre Beach Sept. 21 as volunteers spent a day collecting trash off area coastlines. Volunteers from Navarre High School’s Interact and National Honor Society joined students of the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station and other volunteers for the annual event led by the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary. NJROTC members took […]

High school pair takes honors at open water swim

High school pair takes honors at open water swim

Two Navarre Raiders took top honors in the one-mile open water swim Sunday at Juana’s Pagodas. Madison Sullins completed the out-and-back course in Santa Rosa Sound in 28 minutes, 43 seconds to be the first to exit the water. Luke Losquadro was just five seconds behind. Read the full article in the Sept. 26 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

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 […]

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