the road to the crown: Meet The Girls (part three)

February 14, 2014

Today, it’s part three of our multi-part series “the road to the crown” as we follow 14 young ladies at Northview High School in their quest for the crown and the title of “Miss NHS 2014″.

Today we introduce you to the third and final group of contestants. Their biographies, as submitted by the girls, are below along with their photos. You can click any photo below to enlarge. (For the first set of contestants, click here; for the second set, click here.)

Our series “the road to the crown” will continue tomorrow. The pageant is Saturday night at 7:00, and NorthEscambia.com will have the new Miss Northview High School and all the photos here Sunday morning.

Tickets are available at the Northview High School office.

Tiffani Nichole Pritchett

Tiffani is 17-years old and is a senior at Northview High school. Tiffani has been a member of the volleyball team for four years and the softball team for four years. She has been on the weightlifting team for two years. She has been a member of Rho Kappa for two years, an FCA member for two years and CECF (DCT) member for one year. She has received many awards including the 2014 Coach’s Award in weightlifting, 2011 best offensive volleyball player, 2012 most improved award in volleyball and the 2013 Subway volleyball all star. She has also received the Atmore Rotary Academic All-Star award. Tiffani is a member of the 2013 Class 1-A state volleyball team and the student chair of Discipline Committee. In her community she is a member of the First Baptist Church of Bratt, played softball at the Molino ballpark for seven years, and helps to coach young girls softball.

Her hobbies are playing sports, cooking, photography and spending time with loved ones.

Her future plans are to attend FSU and pursue a medical degree.

Brianna Morgan Smith

Brianna is 16-years old and is a freshman at Northview High school. Brianna is a member of the National Honor Society and SGA. She is also a member of the junior varsity Lady Chiefs softball team and a majorette with the Tribal Beat marching bad. In her community she is vice president of the Greater Pensacola Youth Bowling Association. She is a seven-time youth bowling all-star. Brianna is a member of the United States Bowling Congress and VSBC Junior Gold Medal. She has won several scholarship tournaments in bowling. Brianna also dances with Heather Leonard’s Danceworks and twirled baton with Twirl Time for six years.

Her hobbies are bowling, baton, softball, dancing, fashion designing and doing crafts of all kinds.

Her future plans are to attend a college that offers bowling and softball as well as a marching band so she can continue her hobbies and attain a degree in teaching.

Morgan Nicole Digmon

Morgan is 17-years old and is a senior at Northview High school. Morgan has been a member of the Northview Dance team for three years and played softball for one year. She is a member of the Beta Club for three years, Glee Club for one year and Fellowship of Christian Athletes for three years. She has received the Atmore Rotary Academic All-Star Award, was named Miss Poise and Appearance in the Miss NHS pageant in 2011 and a talent show winner in 2013. In her community she volunteers at Relay for Life and Manna Food Bank. She has danced at Heather Leonard’s Danceworks for nine years. Morgan attends Ray’s Chapel Baptist church where she participates in the youth group and volunteers in the church nursery.

Her hobbies are dancing, singing, shopping, listening to music and spending time with her family and friends.

Her future plans are to attend Auburn University and pursue a degree in nursing and become a neonatal nurse. She also hopes to become a member of the Tiger Paws dance team.

Olivia Kate Neal

Olivia is 17-years old and is a senior at Northview High school. Olivia has been a member of the varsity cheerleading team for one year and a member of the competition cheer team for one year. She has been a member of the Glee Club member for one year, a member of the weightlifting team for two years, junior varsity volleyball team for two years, Students Against Destructive Decisions member for one year and FFA for one year. In her community, Olivia attends Little Escambia Baptist Church and is an active member of the youth group. She is lead singer for her youth praise band.

Her hobbies are playing the guitar, singing, cooking, attending mission trips and spending time with her loving family and unfailing friends.

Her future plans are to attend Pensacola State College to obtain a degree in culinary arts.

Jessica Kathryn Amerson

Jessica is 16-years old and a sophomore at Northview High school. Jessica has played the French horn for six years and has been a member of the Tribal Beat band for two years. She is a member of the SGA, yearbook staff, math team, battle of the book team and a member of the mock United Nations team. Jessica was freshman class historian, and represented the sophomore class on the 2013 Homecoming Court. She has been a member of the junior honor society for three years and is currently the top student in her class. Jessica was a sophomore representative for the Pensacola spelling bee, placed third in the VFW Voice of Democracy districts, and won first place in the Rotary Four-Way Test essay contest. She has also placed in the science Olympiad competition and was voted into honor society at summer camp. In her community she is a member of St. Robert Bellarmine church.

Her hobbies are reading, camping, writing, drawing, horseback riding, playing piano, traveling and taking pictures.

Her future plans are to master and become fluent in at least three languages other than English, with basic knowledge of as many languages as possible. Jessica plans a career in government as a translator with plans to be a UN Ambassador for the White House.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

the road to the crown: Meet The Girls (part two)

February 13, 2014

Today, it’s part two of our multi-part series “the road to the crown” as we follow 14 young ladies at Northview High School in their quest for the crown and the title of “Miss NHS 2014″.

Today we introduce you to the second group of contestants. Their biographies, as submitted by the girls, are below along with their photos. You can click any photo below to enlarge. (For the first set of contestants, click here.)

Our series “the road to the crown” will continue tomorrow with biographies and photos of the third set of contestants. The pageant is Saturday night at 7:00, and NorthEscambia.com will have the new Miss Northview High School and all the photos here Sunday morning.

Tickets are available at the Northview High School office.

Madison Brooke Arrington

Madison is 17-years old and a senior at Northview High School. Madison has been a member of the softball team for four years, volleyball team for one year and weightlifting for one year. She has been a Northview cheerleader for three years and is a two-time All-American cheerleader and attended a varsity tour to London. Madison has been a member of the Beta Club for three years, Spanish Club for two years, Rho Kappa for two years, CECF for one year and Glee Club for one year. She was the freshman and sophomore class treasurer and junior and senior class president. She has received the Atmore Rotary Academic All-star award for three years. She has played piano for five years and taken dance classes for 10 years. In her community she is a member of Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church youth group and volunteers time in the nursery.

Her hobbies include scrapbooking, photography, baking, reading, watching Star Wars and spending time with family and friends.

Her future plans are to attend college to become a radiologist and start a family.

Hilery Danielle Scott

Danielle is 18-years old and is a senior at Northview High School. Danielle has been a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for three years, Spanish Club for two years, Science Club for one year, Northview Dance Team for three years, Beta Club for three years and Glee Club for one year. She represented the freshman class on the homecoming court, served as sophomore class secretary, and was first runner up to the 2013 Homecoming queen. She won the talent show as a sophomore and was voted the senior Who’s Who most talented. Danielle has taken voice lessons for three years and piano lessons for seven years. She volunteers time singing for the Red Cross, Relay for Life, Manna Food Drive, Farmer’s Opry, Mayfest, Flomaton Railroad Junction, church events, nursing homes and singing the national anthem for school events. In her community , Danielle volunteers her time at the YMCA each week and is also a frontl ine singer on the praise and worship team at CrossFaith Church and part of the student ministry and Angel Tree ministry.

Her hobbies include singing, playing piano, the ukulele, dancing, creating new make-up looks for herself and others and spending time with family and friends.

Her future plans are to attend the University of West Florida to obtain a degree in music performance so she can continue building God’s Kingdom through music and community. She plans to step out into the unknown with God to see what happens.

Kendal Brooke Cobb

Kendal is 16-years old and is a junior at Northview High School. Kendal was a member of the junior varsity cheerleading team for one year and has been on the varsity cheerleading team for two years. She has been a member of the softball team for three years and the Beta Club for two years. She has been involved in SGA for three years, serving as president for one year, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for three years, FFA for three years and DCT for one year serving as vice president. She has been on the homecoming court for three years and was chosen as sophomore and junior maid. She has been class vice president for three years and is the junior prom chairperson. Kendal was chosen as second runner-up to Miss NHS 2013. Kendal has received the Atmore Rotary Academic All-star award for two years. In her community, Kendal has played softball for Northwest Escambia for five years and was All-Star for three years. She currently attends Bratt First Baptist church.

Her hobbies include shopping, hunting, playing guitar, singing in the church choir, spending time and fellowshipping with family and friends.

Her future plans are to attend a major university to become a nurse and to also get married and start a family.

Alyssa Brianna Borelli

Alyssa is 14-years old and is a freshman at Northview High School. At Ernest Ward Middle school, Alyssa graduated at the top of her class and was voted most capable academically. She served as vice president of the National Junior Honor Society, was a member of SGA, the Book Club, Drama Team and chorus. Alyssa was also a member of the Ernest Ward track and swim teams. She was crowned Miss EWMS 2013. At Northview she is an honor student and a member of the NJROTC. In her community, Alyssa is a member of Temple Beth El and First Baptist Church of Flomaton.

Her hobbies include arts and crafts, reading, writing, swimming and being with family and friends.

Her future plans are to earn her degree in education to teach art and math.

Morgan Maxine Ward

Morgan is 16-years old and is a junior at Northview High School. Morgan was a member of the junior varsity cheerleading team for two years, serving as captain for one year and has been on the varsity cheerleading team for one year. She has also been a member of the competition cheer team for two years. Morgan has been a member of the junior varsity basketball team for one year. She has competed in the Miss NHS pageant for three years and placed in the top five one year. Morgan received an honorable mention in the NHS talent show. She served on the prom committee for one year. In her community, Morgan has been a member of Youth Leadership Atmore for one year. Recently, she was chosen to participate in a photo shoot for Middleton’s Clothers and Kay Brown.

Her hobbies include cheerleading, cooking, singing and doing human videos.

Her future plans are to attend college to become a pediatrician and to eventually start a family.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

the road to the crown: Meet The Girls (With Photos)

February 12, 2014

Today, is part one of our annual multi-part series “the road to the crown” as we follow 14 young ladies at Northview High School in their quest for the crown and the title of “Miss NHS 2014″.

Today we introduce you to the first few contestants. Their biographies, as submitted by the girls, are below along with their photos. You can click any photo below to enlarge.

Our series “the road to the crown” will continue tomorrow with biographies and photos of the second set of contestants. The pageant is Saturday night at 7:00, and NorthEscambia.com will have the new Miss Northview High School and all the photos here Sunday morning.

Tickets are available at the Northview High School office.

Kylie Brianne Brook

Kylie is 14-years old and is a freshman at Northview High School. Kylie has been a band member for four years, participated in Alabama State Fine Arts for three years, member of the Ernest Ward Middle school swim team for three years, member of the Ernest Ward Middle school Teens for Christ for three years and a member of the Ernest Ward Middle school book club for three years. Kylie has been a member of the Atmore First Assembly Kingdom Kids staff for two years and a member of the Power House praise and worship team for one year. She has participated in All County Chorus. Kylie has received the band director’s award and won first place in photography in the county Reflections Competition.

Her hobbies include reading books, writing poetry and short stories, hosting a web show and playing Minecraft.

Her future plans are to attend college to major in music and animal rescue, and to be a strong woman of God who is very skillful with her vocal and instrumental talents to save souls all over the world.

Anna Elizabeth Fischer

Anna is 17-years old and is a senior at Northview High School. Anna has been a member of the junior varsity cheerleading team for one year and the varsity cheerleading team for three years where she has served as co-captain. She has been a member of the competition cheerleading team for three years. She has been a member of the Northview dance team for three years and has danced with Heather Leonard’s Danceworks for 14 years. She was part of the winning dance team for the 2013 talent show. Anna was Miss NHS first runner-up in 2012 and is the 2013 Homecoming Queen. She is the senior class historian and was voted senior class Who’s Who most school spirit.  She has received the Atmore Rotary Academic All-Star award for three years, the FCA spirit of champions award as a senior, best leaps award for 2012-2013 dance team, and squad strength award as a 2011-2012 cheerleader. Anna designed the cover art for Escambia County School District’s first annual fishing rodeo material. In her community she is an active member of Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church youth group.

Her hobbies include baking, drawing, photography, dancing and spending time with family and friends.

Her future plans are to attend Florida State University and study to become a nurse practitioner.

Julie Beth Hester

Julie is 16-years old and is a junior at Northview High School. She has been a majorette with the Tribal Beat band for threeyears, serving as captain one year, has twirled with Angie Shelley Twirl Time for six years and was a Twirl Time teacher for one year, member of the Northview concert band for two years and a member of Northview winterguard for one year. Julie has been a member of the beta club for one year, theater for one year, and a member of FCA for one year. In her community she is an active member of First Baptist Church of Bratt and helps with children’s activities, is a member of Team David leadership club and volunteers for vacation bible school. Julie also volunteers during the summer at elementary schools. She has received the Atmore Rotary Academic All-Star award and Northview’s Battle of the Books one year.

Her hobbies include baton twirling, reading books, playing musical instruments, drawing and spending time with family, friends and her youth group.

Her future plans are to attend Troy University to receive a major in psychology and specialize in mental health. She wants to become a part of the Troy band program as well. She also wants to one day open her own baton studio.

Chloe Vanessa  Leonard

Chloe is 17-years old and is a senior at Northview High School. She has been a cheerleader for four years, including one year as captain, and has been a member of the competition cheerleading team for one year. She has also been a member of the Northview Dance Team for three years. She has danced at Heather Leonard’s Danceworks for 14 years and has served as a dance teacher for one year.  She is senior class reporter, CECF treasurer and was named an Atmore Rotary Academic All-Star.  Chloe is involved in the youth group at Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church. She has  volunteered for the Manna Food Bank, Nothing Lost Outreach and the Ray’s Chapel nursery.

Chloe’s hobbies include dancing, hanging out with friends and always having a good time, shopping, and being adventurous.

Chloe plans to attend the University of West Florida and then transfer to Auburn University to be a part of their dance team, The Tiger Paws.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

National Junior Honor Society At Ernest Ward Middle Inducts New Members

February 12, 2014

Almost 30 students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society during a candlelight ceremony Tuesday night at Ernest Ward Middle School.

The NJHS is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character.

Students must have and maintain a 3.5 GPA for honor society membership.

For a photo gallery, click here.

New National Junior Honor Society members at Ernest Ward are: Lexxi Baggett, Jacob Borelli, Skye Bullington, Logan Calloway, Ashtyn Carnley, Julie Coleman, Jerni Crabtree, Nikoal Creamer, Aaron Dees, Kendall Enfinger, Emma Fennell, Kaylin Glenn, Dalton Hamilton, Taryn Janes, Christopher Johnson, Madison Kemp, Seth Killam, Tanner Levins, Hannah Mascaro, Alex McMinn, Meredith Morgan, Jazmine Norman, Gabbrielle Peebles, Delaney Reynolds, Kyrha Shisk, Austin Smith, Lydia Smith, Aaliyah Tucker and Hayley Walker.

Ernest Ward NJHS officers are: Ellie Amerson, president; Sarah Perritt, vice president; Alayna Brown, secretary; Kayla Galvan, treasurer; Jason Fischer, reporter; Breanna Deloach, parliamentarian; and Celeste North, historian.

Other members are: Anna Belle Barberree, Dawson Brown, Bailee Hinote, Madalyn Lathan, Mallory Lathan, Triston Long, Robin Nahkala, Hannah Nelson, Olivia Reber, Trevor Singleton, Sabra Stewart, Destiny Watson, Jacob White and Tara Windham.

Pictured: Almost 30 students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society Tuesday night at Ernest Ward Middle School. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


Book Fair Underway At EWMS

February 11, 2014

A Scholastic Book Fair is underway this week at Ernest Ward Middle School. Students are allowed to shop during scheduled time periods and during lunch.

The Book Fair is open from 9:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. daily through Friday. Sales are cash only.

Tate High Mock Trial Team Wins Circuit 1 Competition

February 11, 2014

The Tate High School Mock Trial team recently won first place in the Circuit 1 Competition.

Senior Chance Sturup and sophomore Sarah Cagle also won the “most effective attorney” awards in the competition. The team is coached by their debate teacher Emily Cordon, and attorney coaches Travis Johnson of the Meador & Johnson Law Firm, and Brian Kirkland of the Kirkland & McGhee firm.

The team will travel to the state competition in March in Orlando. Sponsors are currently needed….email ECordon@escambia.k12.fl.us.

Pictured: (front, L-R) Caroline Pierce, Madie Nelson, (middle row) Ryan Monson, Jessi Merritt, Tori VanScyoc, Aubreona Moffet, Sarah Cagle, Lauren Kirkland, Katie Woods, Eric Esselburn, teacher Emily Cordon, and (back) Chance Sturup. Submitted photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Ernest Ward Students Explore Past With National History Day Projects

February 10, 2014

History came alive through the eyes of students at Ernest Ward Middle School recently as they displayed weeks of work on projects for National History Day.

The History Fair in the school’s gym capped off a project in which EWMS students were required to do research into a topic. The research was presented in exhibit form, much like the typical science fair, or as a drama or web presentation. Students complete projects either individually or in teams.

This was the fifth year Ernest Ward has participated in the national program, with the top projects from Ernest Ward headed next to a district competition.  Winners included:

Individual Exhibits

  1. Cameron Long
  2. Bailey Seibert
  3. Dalton Hamilton
  4. Bailee Hinote

Group Exhibits

  1. Ashlan Harigel, Anna King, Bailey Van Pelt
  2. Lexi Broadhead, Karlee Criswell, Jessie McCall
  3. Celeste North, Kayla Galvan
  4. Colby Morris, Logan Wise

Web Design

  1. Triston Long
  2. Ashtyn Carnley, Delaney Reynolds

Performance

  1. Nikoal Creamer, Seth Parker, Chris Johnson

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Ernest Ward Names Valentine’s Court (With Photo Gallery)

February 8, 2014

Ernest Ward Middle School held its annual Valentine’s Dance Friday night, naming a queen and her court based upon student votes. Pictured (L-R) are seventh grade knight and maiden Alex McMinn and Nikoal Creamer; eighth grade queen and king, Celeste North and Levi Wagner; and sixth grade maiden and knight McKinzi Kent and Keaton Brown.

For more photos, click here.

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Bratt Elementary Showcases Technology

February 7, 2014

Bratt Elementary School held a Technology Night Thursday to showcase some of the latest tech items used in the school. From computers, to software to iPads, students and teachers showed parents just how fun — and tech filled — elementary school can be. Many of the technology items were purchased with a Poarch Creek Indian Education Endowment Grant.

Pictured top and inset: Students show off iPads used at Bratt Elementary.  Pictured below: Parents learn about software and website options during presentations in a school computer lab and the media center Thursday night. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Cat Country 98.7 Nominated For ACM Station Of The Year

February 7, 2014

Country 98.7 has been nominated as small market radio station of the year from the Academy of Country Music.

The winner will be named during the the annual award show on CBS on  Sunday, April 6 from Las Vegas. This was Cat Country 98.7’s six nomination in the past 10 years for the prestigious award, which the station won in 2006, 2009 and 2011.

“Our entire team strives to super serve our community every single day,” said station owner Dave Huxeng.

Cat Country 98.7 received their third Academy of Country Music Radio Station of the Year award in 2011. Accepting the trophies from Sony recording star Sara Evans in Las Vegas were Mary and Dave Hoxeng, owners of Cat Country 98.7. NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.

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