Sarah Brown

JROTC takes time to remember Pearl Harbor Day

JROTC takes time to remember Pearl Harbor Day

Navarre High School’s Navy Junior ROTC Commanding Officer continued reading off the names of those who lost their lives in Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor long after the remembrance ceremony ended here at Navarre High School on a crisp, sun-splashed Friday morning. The American Flag above her waved in the soft breeze, 77 years to […]

Brown reflects on insights gained at Girls State

Brown reflects on insights gained at Girls State

On the evening of Sept. 20, Navarre High School senior Sarah Brown prepared for an evening to honor her at the American Legion Auxiliary in Navarre for making her mark as Governor alongside hundreds of Florida girls. It was one of many ceremonies that celebrated her work at the Girls State Conference this past June. […]

Mock legislature gives girls a taste of real-life power

Mock legislature gives girls a taste of real-life power

Few 17-year-olds understand the sometimes complicated innerworkings of Florida’s legislative process. Even fewer have lived it. But from June 9-14, four teen representatives from Navarre and Gulf Breeze made their way to Tallahassee to perform their own miniature version of a legislative session as part of the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State conference. Read the […]

ROTC unit keeps memory of Sept. 11 alive for others

ROTC unit keeps memory of Sept. 11 alive for others

Captain Michael Fisher’s father-in-law was supposed to be a pilot on the American Airlines flight that crashed into the Pentagon on the day of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Because he was a little under the weather, he called a friend to fill in for him. Read the full article in the Sept. 20 issue […]

Legion of Valor award puts Brown in select company

Legion of Valor award puts Brown in select company

Sarah Brown is in elite company. The commanding officer of Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC unit received the prestigious Legion of Valor for Outstanding Achievement Tuesday afternoon. Only 20 cadets out of 88,000 across the world are awarded it each year. Read the full article in the Sept. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Brown’s generosity assures her legacy will carry on for years to come

Brown’s generosity assures her legacy will carry on for years to come

It was at one of Navarre’s Junior ROTC military balls that Master Chief Jim Ethridge recalls a funny story about the late Shirley Brown, a long-time supporter of ROTC who used the cadets for many of the community service efforts she was involved with in Navarre. The connection between Brown and the high school’s ROTC […]

Life-changing endowment to benefit ROTC unit for years to come

Life-changing endowment to benefit ROTC unit for years to come

Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge was stunned when he read the email. The message told him Shirley and Charlie Brown had left the Navarre Junior ROTC program enough money to impact it for years to come. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

Navarre’s JROTC program headed to Nationals

Navarre’s JROTC program headed to Nationals

Navarre’s Junior ROTC unit swept the orienteering competition for the second consecutive year and is headed back to nationals. The competition was held at Oak Mountain State Park over the weekend and Navarre placed first on the green, orange and yellow courses. Shaun Parcher had the top time for the boys on the green course, […]

Navarre JROTC finishes strong at drill meet

Navarre JROTC finishes strong at drill meet

The Navarre JROTC Raider Battalion traveled to Gulf Breeze to compete in the first drill meet of the season. “This is an Air Force drill meet so our Cadets had to learn a new drill card for this competition,” Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge, Naval science instructor said. “Our teams did very well in the armed […]

Navarre cadets never stop raising the bar

Navarre cadets never stop raising the bar

If one is looking for a way to put the success of the Navarre Navy Junior ROTC program in perspective, perhaps comparing it to a great athletic program might very well be the best way to do it. Its achievements are impressive. Its dominance is as undeniable as a college football or basketball team that […]

JROTC unit overcomes challenges to win Area 8 orienteering championship

JROTC unit overcomes challenges to win Area 8 orienteering championship

Scratch marks from the thorns that were in their legs are lasting reminders of the rigors that come with navigating through an orienteering course. “The thorns catch and scratch up your legs, and we were even wearing leggings,” said senior Ashley Russell. “Every time you run, the thorns go deeper.” But in the end it’s […]

Tomell retires after 20 plus years with Publix

Tomell retires after 20 plus years with Publix

Most grocery stores, customers have no clue who the store manager is, and odds are aside from the occasional wall poster introducing them, they will leave without having ever seen their face. And in a corporate big box store like Publix it is even rarer, but none of that mattered to Publix Store Manager Tomell […]