Class Of 2008 Graduates From Northview High

May 24, 2008

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The Class of 2008 has graduated from Northview High School. Graduation excercises were held Saturday afternoon in the school gym.

Valedictorians for the Class of 2008 were Phillip Lee Mayhair (pictured left) and Kristan Diana McCants (pictured middle). Salutatorian was Nicholas Lee Prather (pictured right). Click photos to enlarge.

Other graduating members of the Northview High School Class of 2008 were:

  • Jordan Shey Agerton
  • Kristin Dawn Allen
  • Michael David Amerson
  • Lexi Julie-Ann Angeles
  • Nekishia Nicole Archie
  • Summer Lynn Armentor
  • Kasey Rae Baggett
  • Anna Maria Baker
  • Jeremy Travis Bardin
  • Jessica Elaine Born
  • Christopher Jeremiah Bradley
  • Janice Maria Brooks
  • Carrie Dawn Brown
  • Meagen Elizabeth Bryars
  • Andrea Leigh Byars
  • Shawna Reche Carnley
  • Brett Madison Clements
  • Trevor William Cmehil
  • Ethan Hamilton Cole
  • Eva Lee Currie
  • Nicholas Jarrod Delmar
  • Steven Jermaine Dortch
  • Courtney Lauren Fettler
  • Trenton Eugene Freeman
  • Timothy John Gardner
  • Kendra Cheyenne Garrison
  • Hope Michele Graham
  • Olivia June Godwin
  • Ethan Ray Golson
  • Seth Thomas Gransbury
  • Jody Nicole Gunn
  • Anthony Lee Hadley
  • Jarrod Matthew Hall
  • Jeremy Lyndon Halteman
  • John Dewayne Harrell
  • Bianca Marie Harrington
  • Jeremy Clint Hatfield
  • Rebecca Lynne Hendrix
  • Jonathan Scott Herrington, II
  • Robert James Hester, V
  • Emily Rena Hollingsworth
  • Desmond Deslonde Hunter
  • Farrin James Jackson
  • Jennifer Nicole Jacobson
  • Caleb Barry Jernigan
  • Keswanna Shantavary Johnson
  • Kiera Cordell Johnson
  • Colton Alexander Kawamura
  • Kimberly Judith Kittrell
  • Raven Marie Knapp
  • Raquel Antionette Knight
  • Richard James Kunkel
  • Suzanna Grace Leathers
  • Karissa Nicole Lee
  • James Edward Lewis
  • Benjamin Cody Linton
  • Cameron Ross Linton
  • Justin Wade Lisenby
  • Camden Renee Loncar
  • Cordaryl Santrez Lowery
  • Marvin Andrew Dowling Cutts Lucas
  • Terry Wesley Lucas
  • Alyssa Ruth Mackendree
  • Kayla Shyanne Macks
  • Brentton David Martin
  • Paul Nicholas Matroni
  • Jake Thomas McCall
  • Robert Matthew McCants
  • Ryan Alan McCants
  • Hartwood Oliver McMillan, III
  • Matthew Ryan Mencel
  • Nakita Demetrius Myles
  • Nikita Kimlyn Perry
  • Myosha Rochelle Phifer
  • Heather Denise Pierce
  • Tracy Amanda Pierce
  • Sandra Mercedes Pleasant
  • Stacey Marie Porter
  • Kadie Elizabeth Purvis
  • Amber Nichole Richburg
  • Kirsten Renee Robinson
  • Ashleigh Nicole Rooks
  • Sandie Lynne Sanders
  • Steven Calvin Sanders
  • Rick Dayle Schlobohm
  • Robert John Settle
  • Jacob Michael Shiver
  • Britni Deann Smith
  • Cody Michael Smith
  • Raven Sierra Smith
  • Caitlin Anne Spence
  • Bradly Noel Stone
  • John Lewis Thompson
  • Kalyn Louise Vaughan
  • Christopher Travis Vickrey
  • Matthew Loran Walker
  • Adam Garrett Wieborg
  • Amy Marie Williams
  • Ledell Williams
  • Cole Jason Wilson
  • Joseph Matthew Wilsom
  • Nitisha Nichole Woods
  • Natasha Monique Wright
  • Matthew Thomas Zisa

Thunderstorms Cause Minor Problems; Fire Alarm At School

May 24, 2008

Thunderstorms moving through North Escambia caused minor problems early Friday evening.

The Walnut Hill Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Bratt Elementary School during the storm. The alarm system reported a possible fire in a portable classroom outside the school, but it was a false alarm likely cause lightning.

Several homes across the area were left without power for up to an hour due to the storms.

Power lines were reported down in a few area, including Fannie Road near Century. Cable TV lines were also reported down in the Century area.

Wind guest were up to 50 mph in the Molino area, and rain totals from about a half inch to near two and half inches were reported across the area.

Today’s forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of an afternoon thunderstorm, otherwise mostly cloudy and 92. There is no chance of rain in the forecast for Sunday or Monday, with daytime highs in the middle 80’s for the remainder of the Memorial Day weekend.

Angel Mitchell Is Crowned Junior Miss EWMS

May 24, 2008

Miss Angel Mitchell was crowned Junior Miss EWMS tonight at Ernest Ward Middle School. First runner-up was Miss Ashley Cunningham. Second runner-up was Miss Cheyenne Godwin and third runner-up was Miss Ariel Holland.

For a complete photo gallery with dozens of photos of all the girls, including backstage shots, click here.

Miss Angel Mitchell, Junior Miss EWMS

Angel has been a member of the Ernest Ward Middle School cheerleading squad for two years and has made the cut for next year’s squad as well. Angel was named the 2007-2008 All-Star Cheerleader. Shi is also on the track team and has been for two years. She is on the newspaper committee and is a member of the yearbook staff. She also participates in the Future Farmers of America program. Angel participates in community theater and is an active member of her church’s youth drama program. She received Superior Awards for this year’s District Fine Arts Awards in vocal, puppetry, human video, short story and children’s book. Angel is also a recipient for the Florida Take Stock Scholarship. Her hobbies include singing, cooking, dancing and modeling. Her future plans are to attend Florida State University Culinary Arts School and open her own catering business.

Miss Ashley Cunningham, First runner-up

Ashley is a member of the Student Government Association and a member of the Honor Society. She is also a member of the Ernest Ward Swim Team. Ashley is a member of the Barrineau Park 4-H Club and had won Steer of the Year in both 2005 and 2007. Her hobbies include sports, riding four-wheelers, going to the movies, and spending time with friends and family. Her future plans are to graduate high school and attend college to become a dentist.

Miss Cheyenne Godwin, Second runner-up

Cheyenne is a cheerleader and participates in the yearbook and newspaper staff. She is also a member of the Future Farmers of America. Her hobbies include cheerleading, modeling, acting, dance, swing dancing, shopping, talking on the phone, drawing, theatre and gymnastics. Her future plans are to become a model, actress and to study pediatrics.

Miss Ariel Holland, Third runner up

Ariel is currently a member of the school cheerleading squad and swim team and has participated in both for two years. Ariel also participates in the Northwest Escambia Little League softball program and is a member of the “Lady Cats”. She is also an active member of Bratt Baptist Church. Ariel’s hobbies include swimming, softball, cheerleading and spending time with family and friends. In the future Ariel plans to attend college and cheer.

Pictured above: Junior Miss EWMS Angel Mitchell. Pictured below (L-R): First runner-up Ashley Cunningham, Junior Miss EWMS Angle Mitchell, second runner-up Cheyenne Godwin and third runner-up Ariel Holland. photos, click to enlarge.


NHS Class Of 08 Senior Honors Night

May 24, 2008


Nearly a million dollars in scholarships were handed out to seniors in the Northview High School Class of 2008 Friday night, along with numerous achievement awards.

Scholarships awarded included a $352,000 full four year scholarship from the United States Naval Academy to Colton Kawamura.

Click here to read a complete list of all the awards and scholarships presented to the Northview High School Class of 2008 (pdf format).

Click here for a photo gallery from the event.

Carver/Century Students Celebrate FCAT With Lots of Smiles

May 24, 2008


Denise Chapman, Escambia County Reading Department Middle School Teacher on Special Assignment, visited Carver/Century K-8 Friday to congratulate the third grade students on their FCAT scores.

She brought “smiley face” balloons for each of the three teachers and students.

Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Taylor, and Mrs. Fountain were also awarded certificates of achievement from Ms. Chapman recognizing their success.

The most excitement came when she took a basket of candy around the room for each student to choose two pieces of their favorite sweets. Students were also encouraged to read this summer and to visit the library.

They were encouraged to continue their efforts for the FCAT as fourth graders next year. Throughout the school year, Ms. Chapman and other School District reading specialists visited classrooms to lend advice, strategies and support to the teachers.

Ms. Chapman stated, “By having a vision and then putting forth hard work to accomplish their reading goals, students of Carver/Century K-8 School are now on the path of becoming successful independent strategic readers.”

Submitted story and photo for Pictured: A third grade Carver/Century class and Ms. Chapman. Click photo to enlarge.

NWE FNB Downs Jay Shell

May 23, 2008

The Northwest Escambia First National Bank Eagles defeated Jay Shell Thursday night by the score of 6-0 in NWE Major League play.

Thomas Aliff and Taylor Reyes had two RBI’s each, and Reid Bell pitched six innings with 13 strikeouts and four hits.

Hitters for NWE: L. Purvis 1-3, R. Bell 2-3,T. Aliff 2-3, T. Reyes 1-3.
Jay: J. Garcia 2-3, A. Shell 1-3, C. Shell 1-2.

Northview Senior Will Get $1,000 Scholarship Tonight

May 23, 2008

One senior at each of the county’s public high schools will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Studer family.


Nicholas Lee Prather (left) will receive his scholarship during tonight’s Senior Awards Program at Northview High School.

Stephen Young from Tate High School will receive his scholarship during Tate’s Senior Awards Program next Tuesday night.

The scholarships have been provided by community leaders Quint and Rishy Studer since 2005. Recipients are selected based upon citizenship by their respective school administrations.

Graduating seniors selected will be presented with the awards during their schools’ senior honors ceremonies.

Senior Awards Night at Northview High School will be held at 7:00 tonight at the school.

In addition to Prather and Young, other recipients for the 2008 awards are:

  • Jennifer Arnold, Pine Forest
  • Rebecca Burton, Escambia
  • Ashley Edgar, Pensacola
  • Andrew McCrary-Montgomery, West Florida
  • Rachel Rowan, Washington

EREC Presented Almost $2.5 Million For Walnut Hill Water Works Improvements

May 23, 2008

usdaerec1.jpg Improvements are in the works for Walnut Hill Water Works thanks to a $866,000 grant and a $1,621,000 loan for the federal government.

The money from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development will go toward water system improvements included a new 200,000 gallon elevated storage tank, repairs to two well houses and associated equipment, and the replacement and looping of lines to improve water pressure.

The existing water facility includes three wells and two elevated storage tanks serving 699 connections. In 2005, the system began experiencing problems when one well began to fail. Additionally, the well houses for two wells need physical and mechanical repairs and overall system water losses average 19% over the last six years. The system is also experiencing various areas of low pressure and areas of high pressure, and storage capacity is deficient per the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

The $2,487,000 check was present Thursday to Escambia River Electric Cooperative, which owns Walnut Hill Water Works.

“USDA Rural Development is pleased to work in partnership with Escambia River Electric Cooperative to improve the water system and safeguard the health and safety of area residents,” Rural Development State Director Ronald G. Whitfield said.

Pictured top (L-R): Kathy Bechard, USDA Area Specialist; Ernie Hester, EREC Trustee; Marshall Diamond, EREC Board President; Clay Campbell, EREC General Manager; James Earl Hall, EREC Trustee; Ron Whitfield, USDA State Director; Johnie Johnson, EREC Trustee; Radford Locklin, Jr., EREC Board Secretary/Treasurer; JoAnn Van Hall, USDA Area Specialist; and Richard Delp, Baskerville-Donovan. Submitted photo for

Pictured left: A Walnut Hill Water Works tower on Arthur Brown Road near Highway 97.

Junior Miss EWMS Pageant Tonight

May 23, 2008


Seventeen girls will compete for the title of Junior Miss EWMS tonight at Ernest Ward Middle School.

The pageant will take place in the EWMS gym at 7:00 tonight. Admission is $5 and tickets will be available at the door.

For photos from Thursday afternoon’s practice, click here.

Pictured above front row (L-R): Katelyn Zisa, Rachel Presley, Danielle Scott, Jamie Cameron, Skye Brown and Ashley Cunningham. Middle row (L-R): Ashley Burke, Natasha Suggs, Chelsea Parham, Angel Mitchell, Ariel Holland and Shelby Lewis. Back row (L-R): Chelsea Ward, Montana Ard, Harley Caraway, Cheyenne Godwin and Hannah Ziglar. photo, click to enlarge.

Each Carver/Century Elementary Student Receives Books

May 23, 2008


Each elementary student at Carver/Century K-8 School receive two books of their own to take home Thursday.

The books were provided by Trinity Presbyterian Church in Pensacola. The books went to every child from Pre-K to fifth grade.

The church has partnered with the school, providing volunteers and mentors, for the past 27 years.

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