Shaun Parcher

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 […]

Raiders accept military academy nominations

Raiders accept military academy nominations

In his 15 years at Navarre High School, JROTC Master Chief Jim Ethridge had never seen a congressman come in to present certificates to students in the running for nomination to a military academy. That changed on Tuesday when five Navarre students accepted nominations in person from U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz at a ceremony in […]

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, […]

Raider orienteering team dominates drill meet at Camp McDowell

Raider orienteering team dominates drill meet at Camp McDowell

Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC unit turned in another impressive orienteering performance. Competing in the Area 8 competition at Camp McDowell in Alabama, the Raider cadets took home top honors on both the orange and green courses. The top two runners on each of those courses were from Navarre. There was a yellow course as well […]

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 […]

Navarre JROTC Unit hosts awards night

Navarre JROTC Unit hosts awards night

Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC unit honored its cadets Wednesday at its annual awards ceremony. The night was also highlighted by the announcement that Captain Mark Eubanks will be retiring from the program after 16 years as an instructor. Read the full article in the May 11 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

Navarre reaches new height in orienteering competition

Navarre reaches new height in orienteering competition

Nicolas Kaiser had the perfect quote when asked to describe the feeling of the Navarre JROTC unit taking fourth at the national orienteering meet in the mountains of Georgia earlier this month. “Not too shabby for a bunch of beach kids,” Kaiser said. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. […]

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 […]