One phone call set the wheels in motion for Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge’s career as a Naval Science Instructor for the ROTC program at Navarre High School. A retired veteran of the United States Navy, Ethridge considered teaching as a possibility after his retirement from the military but it wasn’t until he received a phone […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Navarre High School’s Raider Battalion Cadets of the Month for January 2017, are Junior Cadet Mehmet Duzagadusmez and Senior Cadet Ian Olney. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.
The Navarre Navy Junior ROTC unit had two teams plain in the Brain Brawl at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans Jan. 28. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.
On a cool, sun-splashed Wednesday morning, with miniature American flags blowing in the light breeze on the lawn in front of Navarre High School, Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC commanding officer Arianna Clemente-Hunter spoke during a ceremony to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day. Read the full article in the Dec. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Click here […]
Navarre High School’s Raider Battalion Cadets of the Month for August 2016 are Junior Cadet Katie Knapp and Senior Cadet Isaac Matos. They were nominated by their platoon leaders based on their leadership skills, NJROTC knowledge, and their dedication to the NJROTC Program. C/PO1 Isaac Matos is authorized to wear the following ribbons: SLS, Mini-boot […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Navarre High School’s Raider Battalion Cadets of the Month for December 2015 are Junior Cadet Sarah Brown and Senior Cadet Cody Turner. They were nominated by their platoon leaders based on their leadership skills, JROTC knowledge, and their dedication to the JROTC Program. C/PO3 Brown is the commander of the NS1 Drill Team and she […]
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 […]
Navarre High School’s Navy Junior ROTC Battalion made its mark this year when it was selected by the Navy League as the top unit in the Area 8 region. The battalion is one of the top 11 units in the world. From April 1, 2014, to April 1, 2015, cadets have accumulated points through college […]
Not many students would consider Georgetown University a “safety school.” Then again, not many students are like Jackie Neville. Neville is the Cadet Commander of Navarre High School’s NJROTC. She has been working on her application to both the Air Force and Naval academies since the middle of her junior year. Just last week she […]
Light rain joined voices singing the National Anthem at the Navarre High School 9-11 commemoration ceremony. As soon as the anthem concluded, so did the rain. Cadet Commander Jackie Neville led members of NJRTOC, the community and students through performances of Taps and Amazing Grace as well as a moment of silence and a poem […]
Members of the Navarre High School NJROTC have ranked different services’ “chow halls” in terms of quality of food. “It definitely goes Navy, Air Force then Army. I’ve never eaten on a Marine Corps base,” said battalion administrative officer Austin Reeves. Read more in the Aug. 21 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.
The Navarre High School NJROTC Orienteering Team took home 12th place overall at the national competition in Elberton, Ga. March 8 and 9. A total of 22 schools and 331 students from as far away as California competed. Orienteering, the sport of finding one’s way in unfamiliar territory with nothing but a map and a […]