NJROTC

Jimmy Ethridge retiring after 16 years with Navarre Junior ROTC program

Jimmy Ethridge retiring after 16 years with Navarre Junior ROTC program

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 […]

NJROTC cadets of the month

NJROTC cadets of the month

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 […]

Giving Back: Raiders strive to make a difference in community

Giving Back: Raiders strive to make a difference in community

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 […]

Fisher makes smooth transition to NJROTC program

Fisher makes smooth transition to NJROTC program

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 JROTC Cadet of the Month

Navarre High JROTC Cadet of the Month

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.

Navarre High School NJROTC commemorates anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Navarre High School NJROTC commemorates anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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 JROTC Cadets of the Month

Navarre High School JROTC Cadets of the Month

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Navarre High School Junior ROTC Cadets of the Month

Navarre High School Junior ROTC Cadets of the Month

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 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 […]

Cadets give final salute at NHS

Cadets give final salute at NHS

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 […]

NJROTC cadets put miles on ‘cheese wagon’

NJROTC cadets put miles on ‘cheese wagon’

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.

Navarre High School cadets place 12th at Nationals

Navarre High School cadets place 12th at Nationals

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 […]