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Pooler readies to blast off to space camp

Pooler readies to blast off to space camp

Jason Pooler turned in his application for the Air Force Services Activity Advanced Space Academy-Aviation Challenge on deadline day back in April. He played the waiting game from there, learning that he had been selected for the camp at the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., in late May. The Navarre High […]

Orientation camp offers glimpse of JROTC life

Orientation camp offers glimpse of JROTC life

Ariana Clemente-Hunter remembers her experience at orientation camp for the Navy JROTC at Navarre High School and how much it played a part in her decision to join the program. Four years later, Clemente-Hunter is now leading the way at the camp as the unit’s new commanding officer. The senior-to-be admits it’s a little scary […]

Bennett wins robotics camp scholarship

Bennett wins robotics camp scholarship

Haden Bennett didn’t think she would actually be awarded the Air Force Association’s U.S. Space and Rocket Center Camp scholarship when she applied for it earlier this spring. Excitement consumed the Navarre High School freshman when she was selected as the winner. “I was really happy and I squealed,” Bennett said with a laugh Friday […]

VFW awards students for patriotism

VFW awards students for patriotism

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Officer, Patricia Harcrow-Orr presented three Navarre High School students with awards for their entries into the Young American Creative Patriotic Art competition.   Click here to view photos featured in the June 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online to your community newspaper.

Tenacity catapults Whiteside to top of her class

Tenacity catapults Whiteside to top of her class

Sydney Whiteside didn’t get to be valedictorian of the Navarre High School Class of 2016 by taking it easy over the last four years. “I did a lot of work, put in a lot of time and didn’t get a lot of sleep,” Whiteside said with a laugh in an interview Tuesday morning. “It was […]

Scharron honored to be Navarre’s salutatorian

Scharron honored to be Navarre’s salutatorian

Natalie Scharron never set a goal of being the salutatorian of the Navarre High School Class of 2016 but she is humbled by the recognition. “It was never a goal of mine, but it is definitely an honor,” Scharron said in an email earlier this week. What is impressive is that Scharron achieved the honor […]

NJROTC caps off outstanding year

NJROTC caps off outstanding year

Achievement and recognition were on the agenda last Wednesday night at Navarre High School as the Navy JROTC unit held its annual Awards and Change of Command Ceremony in the gymnasium. Master Chief Jimmy Etheridge was proud of the cadets who earned scholarships or awards and was particularly proud of the seniors who saw their […]

Diligence pays off for construction academy grads

Diligence pays off for construction academy grads

With the new construction academy at Navarre High School available for use this semester, the students in the commercial construction program made the most of a cutting-edge building that provides plenty of space for students to complete the work. Students spent the semester designing and building model homes to scale and also worked on the […]

Navarre JROTC relishes demands of academic competition

Navarre JROTC relishes demands of academic competition

Nothing came easy for Navarre’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps at the national academic competition April 30 in Annapolis, Md. “It was a lot more fast-paced and a lot more competitive than the regional competition, said C/ENS Hunter Richardson. “We were up against the best schools in the nation. It gets a lot more […]

Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Relay for Life Navarre took place Friday night into Saturday raising more than $64,000 so far.  And while the walk is over, the work is still on-going.  Fundraisers for the event will continue into August to help the organization meet their $100,000 goal. Read the full article in the April 28 issue of Navarre Press. […]

NJROTC cadets earn recognition in essay contest

NJROTC cadets earn recognition in essay contest

Master Chief Petty Officer James Ethridge has always emphasized the importance of writing to his NJROTC students at Navarre High School. It’s why he makes every student participate in the Fleet Reservation Association Americanism Essay contest each year. “All of my students do it,” Ethridge said. “Writing is very important to me and it’s a […]

Principals of the Year

Principals of the Year

Nearly 30 years ago, Brian Noack and Brian Howell were teammates on the college baseball team at Pensacola Junior College. They are now teammates at Navarre High School, serving as the principal and assistant principal, respectively, and both have excelled in their roles much the same way they did when they manned the middle infield […]

NJROTC academic team’s impressive run of success

NJROTC academic team’s impressive run of success

It doesn’t sound competitive as say a football game or a basketball game, but don’t think for a moment that being a part of the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Academic team at Navarre High School isn’t about fierce competition. “Oh, it’s very competitive,” C/CT Olivia Taylor said. “There is a screen that shows […]

Athletes not afraid to express their faith in God

Athletes not afraid to express their faith in God

It isn’t uncommon to hear an athlete thank God for his or her success in sports or to see athletes from both teams gather together for a prayer circle after a game. In a world where faith in God is sometimes looked down upon, many athletes aren’t afraid to express it. That group includes Navarre […]

Navarre teacher now has 3D printer in science classroom

Navarre teacher now has 3D printer in science classroom

Cindy Thorpe has been a teacher for 28 years and never imagined the day would come when she would have a 3D printer in the classroom. Now, the Navarre High School science teacher can’t imagine her classroom without one as her AP Biology students have fallen in love with being able to print out a […]

Navarre High School JROTC first year cadets win at Pace

Navarre High School JROTC first year cadets win at Pace

For the second year in a row, the first year cadets of Navarre High School JROTC finished first, beating out five other teams from Area 8. The cadets were commanded by Cadet Sarah Brown. “I could not be prouder of you,” said Cadet Commander Samantha Combs, “You have worked hard since school started and you […]

Navarre High School Cadet of the Month

Navarre High School Cadet of the Month

Navarre High School’s Raider Battalion Cadets of the Month for February 2016 are Junior Cadet Joshua Erlemann and Senior Cadet Jaida Williams-Bunn. They were nominated by their platoon leaders based on their leadership skills, NJROTC knowledge and their dedication to the NJROTC Program. To find out more, read the Mar. 17 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Door to free agency opened in high school athletics

Door to free agency opened in high school athletics

Florida is one step away from opening the door to free agency in high school athletics. All that is needed now for House Bill 7029 to become a law is a signature from Governor Rick Scott. The massive education bill, which includes allowing student-athletes to transfer between seasons and be eligible to play right away, […]

Garden Club offering two scholarships

Garden Club offering two scholarships

Promoting horticulture and environmental science is one of the goals of the Navarre Garden Club. Offering two scholarships each year to students is the club’s way of working toward achieving that goal. “One of our goals is to further good horticulture and this is a great way to do it,” said Ginger Eisele, who is […]

Job fair offers opportunity, teaching moments

Job fair offers opportunity, teaching moments

Zamir Jones is eager to find a job and took full advantage of the opportunity to speak with potential employers at the Navarre High School Job Fair Thursday morning in the cafeteria. With 24 area businesses in attendance, Jones had plenty of options. Read the full article in the Feb. 25 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Leggett takes time to give back to alma mater

Leggett takes time to give back to alma mater

It was impossible to ignore the excitement beaming from members of the Student Government Association as they filed into a Navarre High School classroom Friday afternoon. A celebrity was in the room, at least as far as the students, many of whom were decked out in orange shirts, were concerned. Former Navarre standout and current […]

West goes extra mile with random act of kindness

West goes extra mile with random act of kindness

Navarre High School student Savannah West wanted to go the extra mile during Love is Louder Week, a week started in 2010 that highlights the fact that love and support is more powerful than external and internal voices that cause pain and feelings of hopelessness. So the junior started writing down positive messages on hearts […]

Cutting-edge Construction Academy now a reality at Navarre High

Cutting-edge Construction Academy now a reality at Navarre High

Jim Wendel was once asked by former principal Bill Emerson what an ideal building for a construction academy would look like if he could have one on the campus of Navarre High School. “I drew a sketch on a napkin,” said Wendel, who has taught at Navarre High School for 14 years. The sketch is […]

Navarre High School youth group serves school and community

Navarre High School youth group serves school and community

While pop culture and social media are filled with negative images and influences for America’s youth, many young people across the country are looking to better themselves and bring glory to God. One such group of young people is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), a local-area branch of an internationally known ministry and devotional […]

Taylor credits team effort for her success as a teacher

Taylor credits team effort for her success as a teacher

As big of a deal as it is to be named a teacher of the year, Navarre High School’s Angie Taylor deflects the credit for her recognition elsewhere. The long-time Exceptional Student Education teacher and department head for ESE makes it known she owes her success to the four other people she works with each […]

Navarre JROTC Cadet of the Month

Navarre JROTC Cadet of the Month

Navarre High’s Raider Battalion Cadets of the Month for November 2015 are Junior Cadet Callie May and Senior Cadet Lindsey Starks. They were nominated by their platoon leaders based on their leadership skills, NJROTC knowledge, and their dedication to the NJROTC Program. The presentation was conducted during the Raider Battalion’s Annual Military Inspection conducted by […]