Tate High Showband Marches In Universal Studios Parade (With Gallery)

April 15, 2019

The Tate High School Showband of the South took part in the Universal Studios Superstars Parade Saturday in Orlando.

They were also able to spend time in the park and attended a Blue Man Group performance Friday night.

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Bratt Elementary Pre-K Students Cruise Down To The Drive-In Theater

April 14, 2019

Bratt Elementary School Pre-K students cruised down the hall in their custom cars last week to the “Bratt Drive-in Theater” to enjoy some movie fun. Submitted photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Mira Awards Honor Escambia’s Most Creative High School Seniors

April 12, 2019

Escambia County’s most creative high school seniors were honored Thursday night during the 2018 Mira Creative Arts Awards Banquet.

Mira Creative Arts Awards recipients were nominated for the award by their high school teachers and received commemorative engraved medallions and Congressional recognition.

Recipients of the 2019 Mira Creative Arts Award are listed below a photograph from each school:

Tate High School
Cecilia Bleam — Band
Lauren Brown — Orchestra
Amber Covalt — Theatre
Christopher Helt — Theatre
Rilee Hempfling — Choral Music
Riley Middleton — Journalism/Yearbook
Mia O’Hara Studio — Art 2D
Brooklynn McCoy — Ceramics/Pottery
James Shufelt — Choral Music
Nic Talley — Band

Northview High School
Shelby Bashore — Drama
Gabrielle Kline — Graphic Arts
Maxwell Odom — Drums
Zachary Prosser — Creative Writing
Delaney Reynolds — Yearbook
Charles Ian Williamson — Visual Arts

West Florida High School
David Berthod-Perez — MultiMedia
Sophia Blouin Visual — Fine Arts
Paul Jesse Bumann — Orchestra
Isabel Cauley Visual — Fine Arts
Jackilyn “Cheyenn” Coates — Band
Raelin Domingue — Orchestra
Isabella Gardner — Theatre/Directing
Summer Holland — Journalism/Photography
Jordan Randall — Journalism/Graphic Design
Madison Wood — Journalistic Writing

Pine Forest High School
Wyatt Gill — HBA Green Construction
Adam Hardwick — Wagner Culinary Arts
Glenda Javier — Design Services
Jeana Lawry — Chorus
Gavin McCollum — Band
Marianellie Ortiz — Journalism
Ashlynn Rhodes — Orchestra
Jason Wells — TV Production
Skylar Wilson — Visual Arts

Escambia High School
Laramie Cupp — Sculpture
Keosha Davis — Drawing
Wesley Delware — Strings
Braden Guillory — Jazz
Alyssa Norman — Band
Kearsten Rice — Dance/Colorguard
Bailee Robbins Schumacher — Theatre/Dance/Chorus
Margaret Smartt — Drama/Photography
Kaitlyn Speegle — Chorus
Sara Wooden — Sculpture

Pensacola High School
Andre Archer — Yearbook
Ahna Cecil — Journalism
Liam Chau — Orchestra
Lucy Hu — Instrumental Music
Mia Hughes-Keanon — Instrumental Music
Natalaie Maul — Theatre
Cameron Michles — Theatre
Andrew Penton — Instrumental Music
Kendall Uslan — Theatre
Ifasade White — Choir

Booker T. Washington High School
Adin Kind Josef Ballard — Orchestra
Brooke Gardner — Visual Arts
Olivia Johnson — Theatre
Kody Kimberl — Band
Ola Lewis Choral — Music
Madeline Markham — Band
Hannah Grace Sepe — Visual Arts
Caleb Simmons — Choral Music
Benjamin Spears — Theatre
Devin Thomas — Orchestra

NorthEscambia.com photos.

Escambia County Council PTA Names Students Of The Year

April 11, 2019

The Escambia County Council PTA has named their students of the year from each school. They are:

Darion Bell – Henry McMillian Pre-K Center
Jake Webster – Suter Elementary School
Derr’ion Howard – Bellview Elementary School
Abby Vernier – Beulah Elementary School
Skyler Kafka – Blue Angels Elementary School
Desiray Bagwell – Bratt Elementary School
Shane Kellum – Brentwood Elementary School
Jayden Abney – Weis Elementary School
Calvin Peoples – Camelot Academy
Isabell Garza – Cordova Park Elementary School
Roberto Deras – Ensley Elementary School
Mattox Adkins – Escambia Westgate School
Kely Romero – Ferry Pass Elementary School
Donta’ Hall – Global Learning Academy
Camden Brockett – Hellen Caro Elementary
William Parsons – Jim Allen Elementary School
Courtney Gunter – Kingsfield Elementary School
Taylor Powell – McArthur Elementary School
Ja’mariyan Vander – Lincoln Park Elementary School
Carmen Estrada Cedillo – Longleaf Elementary School
Lysaiah White – Molino Park Elementary School
Catino Mobley – Montclair Elementary School
Naliya McClinton – Myrtle Grove Elementary School
Kaylen Greene – Cook Elementary School
Serenity Hawkins – Navy Point Elementary School
Antonio Booker – Semmes Elementary School
Donivan Montano – Oakcrest Elementary
Brayden Dadisman – Pensacola Beach Elementary School
Matthew McDonald – Pine Meadow Elementary School
Da’mya Flowers – Pleasant Grove Elementary School
Jordyn Banks – Lipscomb Elementary School
Freddie McCarthy – Reinhardt Holm Elementary School
Bella Salada – Scenic Heights Elementary School
Amiri Longmire – Sherwood Elementary School
Tahlecia Maye – Warrington Elementary School
Natalie Villegas – West Pensacola Elementary School
Tran Nguyen – Bellview Middle School
Sara Lypko – Beulah Academy of Science
Jeremiah Rivers – Beulah Middle School
Annalisa Pusateri – Brown Barge Middle School
Mykal Robin – Ernest Ward Middle School
Alexander Moore – Escambia Westgate School
Grace Catherine Williams – Ferry Pass Middle School
Teddy Robinson – Workman Middle School
Eva Carper – Bailey Middle School
Anthony Giulietti – Lakeview School Day Support
Aaron Rawski – Ransom Middle School
Hailey Demor – Warrington Middle School
Luna Lilla – The Success Academy
James Reid-Carter – Washington High School
X’zayvionna Lewis – Camelot Academy
Zacharie Tessier – Escambia High School
Ian Harden – Escambia Westgate School
Aine Kellett – Lakeview School Day Support
Brandon Berry – Northview High School
Alanea Dagnon-Hill – Pace Center for Girls
Ahna Cecil – Pensacola High School
Logan Holland – Pine Forest High School
Malloreigh Pellizzeri – Tate High School
Mia Zareck – West Florida High School

Photos: Century Sawmill Pageant Winners Announced

April 8, 2019

The 27th Annual Century Sawmill Pageant was held Saturday, sponsored by the Century Lions Club. All proceeds are used to benefit vision services for needy children in the Tri-County area.

Pictured above is Overall Century Sawmill High School Queen and scholarship winner Jillian Thornton.

Other winners were (scroll down):

Baby Miss (0-23 months) (L-R) 2nd-Megan Marie Marn; Queen–Carson Faye Bell; 1st–Aubrey Steadham; and 3rd–Tatum Harper Boutwell. (Fashion–Aubrey Steadham; Photogenic–Megan Marn; Casual–Scarlett Rowland.)

Toddler Miss (2-3 years) (L-R) 3rd–Jordyn Seales; 1st–Brystol Noelle Purvis; Queen–Millie Doris Futral; 2nd–Kaisley Hamilton. (Fashion–Kaisley Hamilton; Photogenic–Brystol Purvis; Casual–Kaisley Hamilton).

Little Miss (4-5 years) (L-R) 3rd–Lyla Rolin; Queen–Jenna Reese Pritchett; 1st–Mallory Jane Marn; and 2nd–Marley Schoonover. (Fashion–Jenna Pritchett; Photogenic–Jenna Pritchett; Casual–Lyla Rolin.)

Little Junior Miss (6-7 years) (L-R) 2nd–Willow Cole; Queen–Karsyn Paige Davis; 1st–Kadahlyn Salter; and 3rd–Laurel Anne Wadkins. (Fashion-Karsyn Davis; Photogenic–Kadahlyn Salter; Casual–Karsyn Davis).

Young Junior Miss (8-10 years) (L-R) 3rd–Lyla Calloway; 2nd–Carly Reid Pritchett; Queen–Khloe Taylor; and 1st–Lexie Smith. (Fashion–Carly Pritchett; Photogenic–Carly Pritchett; Casual–Khloe Hamilton; Miss Congeniality–Lyla Calloway).

Junior Miss (11-13 years) (L-R) 1st–Ali Thornton; Queen–Leah Smith; 3rd–Morgan Hicks; and 2nd–Heather Flowers. (Fashion–Leah Smith; Photogenic–Leah Smith; Casual–Leah Smith).

Teen Miss (14 years-12th grade) (L-R) 3rd–Sierra Massey; 2nd–Cloe Smith; Queen–Jillian Thornton; 1st–Skylar Crawford. (Fashion– Jillian Thornton; Photogenic–Jillian Thornton; Casual–Jillian Thornton).

Photos by Fischer for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Spring Livestock Show Winners Announced

April 6, 2019

Results have been announced from the recent Gulf Coast Agriculture and Natural Resources Youth Organization Spring Livestock Show.

Youth exhibited chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, pigs, sheep, goats, and cows. In addition to showing their animals in the show ring, youth were quizzed on their knowledge of their projects. In the show ring youth may compete in two types of classes, one focused on the youth which is known as showmanship, and the other focused on the animal in either a breed or weight class.

Results were as follows:

Beef Breeding Supreme Champion- Izzy Kent

Beef Breeding Reserve Champion- Savannah Bradshaw

Grand Champion Preview Steer- Savannah Bradshaw

Reserve Champion Preview Steer- Allen Thomas Bridgers

Grand Champion Market Steer- Lane Booker

Reserve Champion Market Steer- Jessica Conti

Grand Champion Market Swine- Allen Thomas Bridgers

Reserve Champion Market Swine- Keaton Fuqua

Grand Champion Market Meat Goat- Isabella Kent

Reserve Champion Market Meat Goat- Madison Fendley

Grand Champion Dairy Goat- Tucker Padgett

Reserve Champion Dairy Goat- Madison Fendley

Grand Champion Sheep Breeding- Austin Manning

Reserve Champion Sheep Breeding- Emily Miller

Grand Champion Bird- Kyler Bennet

Reserve Champion Bird- Griffin Lavallee

Grand Champion Rabbit- McKenzie Gray

Reserve Champion Rabbit- Jillian Zukoski

Grand Champion Cavy (Guinea Pig)- Addison Miller

Reserve Champion Cavy (Guinea Pig)- Emily Miller

Beef Breeding Showmanship 1st Place Winners

Juniors- Mary Oliver

Intermediates- Maevree McElhaney

Seniors- Isabella Kent

Cow-Calf Pair Showmanship 1st Place Winners

Intermediates- Ally Oliver

Seniors- Isabella Kent

Market Steer Showmanship 1st Place Winners

Juniors- John Parker Miller

Seniors- Keaton Fuqua

Market Swine Showmanship 1st Place Winners

Juniors- Allen Thomas Bridgers

Intermediates- Payton Fuqua

Seniors- Madison Behrends

Meat Goat Showmanship 1st Place Winners

Intermediates- Andrew Fendley

Seniors- Madison Fendley

Dairy Goat Showmanship 1st Place Winners

Juniors- Tucker Padgett

Intermediates- Andrew Fendley

Seniors- Madison Fendley

Sheep Breeding Showmanship 1st Place Winners

Intermediates- Austin Manning

Seniors- Emily Miller

Rabbitt and Cavy (Guinea Pig) Showmanship 1st Place Winners

Juniors- Tucker Padgett

Intermediates- Catherine Proud

Seniors- Hannah Roger

Pictured top: 2019 GCA/NRYO Reserve Champion Market Steer winner Jessica Conti with Ronnie and Debbie Gilmore of Gizmo Angus Farms in Molino who bred the steer. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

IP Donation Helping Kingsfield Elementary Students Keep Dry On Rainy Days

April 5, 2019

On rainy days like today, students at Kingsfield Elementary School are staying a little drier thanks to a donation from International Paper.

International Paper employees discovered there was a need for umbrellas at Kingsfield Elementary. The umbrellas would make sure students and teachers stay safe and dry while walking to the car rider line, bus line and getting into vehicles.

Mill employees Jennifer Waller, purchasing manager and Whitney Fike, communications manager, visited Kingsfield Elementary School and donated the umbrellas for the safety of the students, faculty and staff.

“Kingsfield Elementary is very grateful for the donation of 25 umbrellas for our faculty and staff to use while on car and bus duty. The umbrellas will provide much needed protection from the elements. We appreciate all that International Paper has done for our school this year,” said Maury Cowart, Kingsfield Elementary assistant principal.

Pictured: (L-R) Jennifer Waller, International Paper purchasing manager; Cassie Mense, Kingsfield Elementary teacher; and Whitney Fike, International Paper communications manager. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Thousands Attend Blue Jacket Jamboree, Livestock Show, Egg Drop (With Photo Gallery)

March 31, 2019

Thousands of people attended the annual Northview High School FFA Blue Jacket Jamboree and the Gulf Coast Agriculture & Natural Resources Youth Organization Annual Spring Livestock Show Saturday in Molino.

The event included plenty of arts and crafts, a car show and more, including a special visit from the Easter Bunny and an egg drop from a ladder fire truck.

The livestock show included 4-H and FFA youth exhibiting hogs, beef cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, and rabbits from Escambia and neighboring counties. The day ended with youth exhibitors auctioning off their market animals.

For a photo gallery, click here.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Jim Allen Elementary Names March Students Of The Month

March 30, 2019

Jim Allen Elementary School has named their March Students of the Month. They are Tristian Jones and Alivia McGlothlin. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Escambia Extension: Hang On, Don’t Fertilize The Lawn Just Yet

March 30, 2019

It may feel like Spring, but now is too early to begin fertilizing the lawn, according to Escambia County Extension.

Fertilizing now is a waste of money and time since research shows that much of the nitrogen is lost since roots are not actively growing now. It also may contribute to pollution of local waters waters with nutrient loss from the application site, the Escambia Extension said.

The best time is begin fertilizing the lawn is mid April or into May, according to the Extension Service.

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