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Student dragged down road by school bus

Student dragged down road by school bus

A Navarre student was dragged down the road after being trapped in a school bus door May 30. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a student wearing a backpack was exiting the bus at approximately 2 p.m. along Duncan Ridge Drive when they got trapped in the doors as they were closing. The driver […]

Program aims to keep young offenders in school

Program aims to keep young offenders in school

Sentencing to a juvenile detention center can throw a student’s academic progress into jeopardy. There are 315 students currently attending public school in Santa Rosa County who have had some type of involvement with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Many of those students have multiple offenses and some have been to jail. Read the […]

Rios rolls up sleeves to squash big tobacco

Rios rolls up sleeves to squash big tobacco

A collection of grade schoolers against a multibillion-dollar national industry: Navarre High School senior Catalina Rios likes those odds. She will be taking on “big tobacco” in the coming school year as one of four representatives of the Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Youth Advocacy Board Region 1. Rios was elected to the board by […]

Rengert soars to the top of her class

Rengert soars to the top of her class

Britney Rengert still remembers how nervous she was as a freshman at Navarre and feels like that first day of high school wasn’t all that long ago. “It feels like it could have been yesterday,” Rengert said. Four years have gone by in seemingly the snap of a finger and Rengert is set to walk […]

Richuitto honored to be salutatorian

Richuitto honored to be salutatorian

There was a time when Laken Richuitto wasn’t sure if she had a shot at being the salutatorian of Navarre’s Class of 2017. “I used to be No. 3,” Richuitto said. “I didn’t think I would get it.” The honor caught her by surprise and she is proud of the accomplishment. “I am proud and […]

Local student reaches academic heights

Local student reaches academic heights

Navarre Beach resident Connor Rudzki received the Peggy Gorday Bruner Award in recognition of his high academic achievement in the Okaloosa County School District. The award honors the most outstanding graduate of the school district each year. Rudzki was enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program at Choctawhatchee High School. Featured in the April 27 issue […]

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.

C-o-m-m-u-n-i-c-a-t-i-o-n helped by spelling bee

C-o-m-m-u-n-i-c-a-t-i-o-n helped by spelling bee

For Lili Rollins, 13, spelling is about more than just competing in spelling bees. It is how she talks to her mom. Patsy Rollins is deaf, and while the two communicate through sign language, Lili said sometimes she does not know the sign for a word. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue […]

Losquadro represents county in Art in the Capitol competition

Losquadro represents county in Art in the Capitol competition

Holley Navarre Middle School art teacher Cara Sayer is quick to point out that Luke Losquadro is a “very talented art student.” It’s hard to debate the statement, especially after Losquadro learned earlier this year that his drawing of an eagle was selected to represent Santa Rosa County at the Art in the Capitol Competition. […]

Santa Rosa offers free adult high school program

Santa Rosa offers free adult high school program

For Santa Rosa County residents looking to complete their high school diploma the county library system offers a free solution that can be completed in under a year. Career High School Online is an accredited online classroom through Cengage company designed to allow adults to complete their diploma without having to repeat courses they have […]

High schoolers prep for tests to determine college future

High schoolers prep for tests to determine college future

As the second half of the school year looms on the horizon, many high school juniors are gearing up for college preparation while seniors finalize their plans for post-graduation. For many students, part of that planning involves taking the ACT or SAT. Most universities and colleges require a score on at least one of these […]

Teen depression can be conquered

Teen depression can be conquered

Alex Worthington was a 17-year-old football player with the Navarre High School Raiders. His mother, Liesa Worthington, described him as hardworking, always striving to be the best at what he does for those around him. But after a serious injury to his stomach, Alex was sidelined, and when he returned to the field, he was […]

Science station adds new learning modules

Science station adds new learning modules

The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station welcomed its first class field trip of the school year Thursday, Sept. 1, to participate in data collection and education about marine populations in the Santa Rosa Sound. This is the first of 50 student groups scheduled to visit the station. Director Charlene Mauro said this year’s curriculum has […]

Parents shell out hundreds for back to school

Parents shell out hundreds for back to school

Back-to-school shoppers are set to spend $27.3 billion on their K-12 students nationwide according to the National Retail Federation’s annual back-to-school report, a nearly $4 billion increase over last year. In Navarre, parents can expect to spend between $55-$101 on school supplies alone for their grade schoolers plus anywhere between $10 and $40 for a […]

Karsyn is a scream

Karsyn is a scream

Most 7-year-olds are looking forward to summer vacation this week, but Karsyn Darby, 7, is looking forward to something much bigger, her TV debut on the MTV series “Scream.” Karsyn got her start in acting after attending the American Talent Show/ Modeling Jam of America convention. The competition offers models, actors and entertainers of all […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Jay woman accused of sexual assault on high school student

Jay woman accused of sexual assault on high school student

A 45 year old Jay woman, Kimberly Ann Seevers is accused of sexually assaulting a Jay High School student and providing alcohol to minors at her home. The incidents allegedly occurred in January and/or February. Her arrest report states that in August the Jay High School resource officer received information about possible sexual relationships between […]

Pilot and student make emergency landing near Navarre Beach

Pilot and student make emergency landing near Navarre Beach

At approximately 10 a.m. on Oct. 30, a Cessna 172N registered to Hum’n Byrds, Inc. made an emergency landing just west of Navarre Beach in Escambia County. According to Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown, the call came in at 10:10 a.m. that a small Cessna had made an emergency landing near parking lot #1, […]