American Legion Auxiliary Presents $11,364 Donation To Kingsfield Elementary Autism Program

January 28, 2020

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 340 recently presented a $11,364 donation to the autism program at Kingsfield Elementary School. The donation will be used to purchase supplies and resources. Photo for, click to enlarge.

Bratt Elementary Releases Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance

January 28, 2020

Bratt Elementary School has released their honor roll and perfect attendance for the second nine weeks.

A Honor Roll

Landon Allcock
Destiny Andrews
Eric Anthony
Eli Anthony
Avannah Anthony
Amahl Atallah
Jerrilynn Barlow
Rileigh Barlow
Jasiah Barnes
Hayden Batson
Alexa Beasley
Tinleigh Bius
Levi Bolen
Antonio Brown
Forester Bryan
Ruth Bryan
Ta’kia Bush
Amara Campbell
Christian Caraway
Jonah Carter
Sawyer Chancery
Avaiha Colbert
Kendall Corey
Isabella Coy
Luke Craft
Melody Cruz
Brantley Cummings
David Daniel
Carlie Davis
Jamarreai Davison
Ella Grace Diller
Logan Diller
Annberly Dunn
Preston Eicher
Hallie Emmons
Evelyn Esparza
Korbyn Faircloth
Aubrey Flowers
Audrey Franklin
Olivia Garrett
Nathan Gilmore
Sawyer Gilmore
Hayden Gipson
Addison Godwin
Breanna Greenwell
Cathryn Greenwood
Kyndal Hadley
Annalyn Hadley
Brody Hall
Olivia Hall
Riverly Heathcock
Gracie Heist
Mason Helton
Taegan Hughes
Camden Jacobson
Lillian Jacobson
Zoe Jantz
Rylan Johnson
Maybree Johnson
Presley Johnson
Trevor Knighten
Bella Lambeth
Kylee Langham
Naomie Lawson
Ella Kate Lee
Jeremy Lisenby
Steven Lloyd
Jadon Long
Kaylee Long
Bentley Lowery
Noah Luker
London Lyons
Caleb Madison
Brian Madison
Christian Madison
Parker Marsh
Kaylee Marshall
John McAnally
Mikayla McAnally
Brylynn McGhee
Audrina Miller
Jaxon Moore
Liam Morales
Rainey Nelson
Emma Norton
William Norton
Hunter Parker
Cameron Parmer
Jonathan Patrick
Elijah Peebles
Samuel Peters
Madalynn Pittman
Makayla Plato
Patrick Quinnelly
Brooklyn Reynolds
Dakota Richardson
Christian Roberts
Makinzi Roley
James Romans
Melody Sage
James Sage
Anna Claire Sanspree
Myles Sellers
Magnolia Smedley
Nevaeh Smith
Makenna Smith
Marcus Smith
Kayson Southard
Wyatt Spence
Weston Spicer
Addisyn Steege
Cory Stetson
Dillan Stuart
Avery Stuckey
Emory Taylor
Avery Trawick
Charlie Trawick
Hendrix Ward
Chloe Weaver
Genesis Williams
Mason Wilson
Kaylee Wilson
Shirley Yang

A-B Honor Roll

Ariel Alexander
Govan Alexander
Tyler Amerson
Patton Amos
Presley Amos
Kendal Ard
Kameron Austin
Montgomery Baker
Frances Barber
Alyssa Barber
Kasei Barlow
Korben Bell
Waylon Bell
Brantley Bius
Teagen Black
Kayden Boswell
Joshua Brewer
Abigail Brown
Blaine Buckhault
Jaxon Byrd
Bailey Campbell
Thomas Clark
Sarah Jane Classen
William Classen
Payton Coon
Jerick Cooper
Harmony Cruz
Corey Culpepper
Caley Daharsh
Kylar Davis
Thomas Davis
Jax Denmon
Jacob Dove
O’Neshia DuBose
Linley Dunn
Paisley Emmons
Carrie Emmons
Brayden Faircloth
Blake Faith
Pryce Flowers
Kintley Flowers
Brooklynne Fountain
Parker Ganey
Cameron Gipson
Maddox Green
Michael Greenwell
Micheal Griffis
Olivia Grimes
Emmalee Grimes
Lori Hall
Emmee Hayes
Taylor Helton
Jackson Helton
O’Neal Holbein
O’Brien Holbein
Owen Holbein
Tiffin Hubbard
Sophia Ikner
Anthony Johnson
Weston Jones
Evelyn Jones
Sa’Riyah Jones
Gabriel Key
Bentley Kirkland
Savannah Lowry
Elizabeth Madden
Sanora Martin
Victoria Mason
Dylan McGlothren
Wyatt Mooney
Briley Moore
KayLeigh Morris
Walker Morris
Logan Morris
Marshall Nall
Jaxson Parker
Brylee Peters
Layla Pettway
Jamius Phifer
Keylashia Randle
Chayton Rolin
Anniston Salter
Jackson Salter
Calee Satterwhite
Brantley Sharpless
Hayden Smedley
Jazmyn Smith
Miles Smith
Emma Southard
Ajalon Spates
Maryann Tedder
Kenneth Thames
Kimmora Thomas
Buster Thompson
Aislynn Tomberlin
Brooklyn Turk
Parker Tutton
Noah Vause
Zachary Weaver
Carter Wells
Teresa Wiggins
Dillon Wiggins
Cobie Wiggins
MacKenzie Winchester
Lance Yuhasz
Kevin Zhang
Billy Zhang

Perfect Attendance

Kendal Elyn Ard
Amahl Christine Atallah
Margaret Grace Baker
Montgomery Elliot Baker
Alyssa Caroline Barber
Nicholas Adam Barrow
Amara Nicole Campbell
Christian Noelle Caraway
Jonah Dawson Carter
Kylar Cole Davis
Amanuel Onell Dubose
O’Neshia I. DuBose
Blake Austin Faith
Hayden Chase Garrett
Annalyn Reese Hadley
Lori Madelyn Hall
Alexa Tylee Hardy
Taylor Cheyenne Helton
O’Brien James Holbein
O’Neal Xavier Holbein
Owen Michael Holbein
Taegan Adyson Hughes
Zoe Grace Jantz
Rylan Pierce Johnson
Weston Laird Jones
Trevor Zane Knighten
Trey Ethan Knighten
Paige Louis
Mikayla Grace McAnally
Wyatt Miles Mooney
Olivia Leanne Moore
Marshall Grant Nall
Emma Kate Norton
William Cole Norton
Michael James Singleton
Zachary Thomas Weaver
Gabrielle Sharnae Wesley

Northview High NJROTC Earns Numerous Awards At Florida A&M Meet

January 27, 2020

The Northview High School NJROTC earned numerous awards at the Florida A&M Field meet this past weekend, including:

Color guard – 1st
Armed basic – 2nd
Armed exhibition – 2nd
Academics – 3rd
Personnel inspections – 3rd
Overall drill – 3rd
Overall athletics – 3rd
Overall – 3rd
Sit ups – 4th
100 relay – 4th
Jonathan McCarthy — 3rd place overall in knock out

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Escambia County Tropicana Public Speaking Contest Winners Named

January 26, 2020

Over 1,500 students in grades 4-6 participated in the Escambia County 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking contest. Individual classroom winners advance to the school level before competing at the county contest.

The county-wide contest had 12 public, home, and private school winners who competed at the Langley Bell 4-H Center in Cantonment.

Winners were:

4th/5th Grade

1st place – Aubrey McMillion, Pensacola Beach Elementary

2nd place – Ryan King, R.C. Lipscomb Elementary

3rd place – Erin Reilly, Creative Learning Academy

Honorable mention – Maggie Nutter, Aletheia Christian Academy

Other finalists were: Landon Hommerbocker, Jim Allen Elementary; Ashanti McPherson, Montclair Elementary; Lyra Wilkinson, McArthur Elementary; and Sophia Worley, N.B. Cook Elementary.

Sixth Grade

1st place – Emma Ward, Aletheia Christian Academy

2nd place – Charlotte Wymant, Creative Learning Academy

3rd place – Tucker Padgett, homeschooled

Honorable mention – Maegan Coleman, Ransom Middle School

Students learn how to select a topic, create, write and deliver a speech before an audience.

Jim Allen Elementary Names Students Of The Month

January 24, 2020

Jim Allen Elementary School has named Students of the Month for December. They are Abigail Revels (pictured left) and Aisley Salisbury. Photo for, click to enlarge.

Escambia School Board Declares Feb. 22-29 National FFA Week

January 23, 2020

The Escambia County School Board passed a resolution this week designating the week of February 22-29, 2020, as National FFA Week. Photos for, click to enlarge.

15 Escambia Schools Receive Five Star School Award

January 22, 2020

Fifteen schools were recognized Tuesday night by the Escambia County School Board as 2018-2019 Five Star Award winning schools.

The award is bestowed upon schools that are committed to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance student learning.

In Escambia County, Five Star Schools Award winners were:

  • Jim Allen Elementary – Rachel Watts, principal
  • Beulah Elementary – Monica Silvers, principal and Mat Taylor, assistant principal
  • Blue Angels Elementary – Jayne Murphy, principal and Vanessa Griffin, guidance counselor/5-Star committee
  • Hellen Caro Elementary – Sandy Moore, principal and Julie Pearson, assistant principal
  • N.B. Cook Elementary School of the Arts– Lalla Pierce, assistant principal
  • Cordova Park Elementary – Aggie Bauer, principal and Tammy Douglas, assistant principal
  • Ferry Pass Elementary – Catrena Fieg, principal and Jessica Bryan, assistant principal
  • R.C. Lipscomb Elementary – Barbara Quarells, assist. principal
  • L.D. McArthur Elementary – Dr. Tamma Vaughn, principal and Kristin Arnold, assistant principal and Evelyn Ball, 5-Star Chairman
  • Molino Park Elementary – Lisa Barnes, prinicipal, Angela Hassebrock, 5-Star committee and Gena Daniels, 5-Star committee
  • Montclair Elementary – Hollie Wilkins, principal
  • Myrtle Grove Elementary – Robin Maloy, principal and Gina Hoyland, curriculum coordinator
  • Pleasant Grove Elementary – Sunday Tindell, assistant principal
  • Scenic Heights Elementary – Shelly Cox, principal
  • A.K. Suter Elementary – Russell Queen, principal and Dr. Patrice Moody, assistant principal

The complete criteria for the Five Star School Award is as follows:

• Have a strong community/business partnership program and provide recognition, training and opportunities for the school’s partners to be actively involved in the school.
• Have strong family involvement including an active PTA, booster program or the like; offer educational opportunities and support to families; offer joint parent/student training; offer outreach activities; use a variety of techniques to communicate with families; and provide current information about school policies, practices and school performance.
• Have a strong volunteer program with 80% of school staff having participated in school-based volunteer training; have a designated volunteer coordinator who provides leadership; a total number of hours in volunteer service must equal twice the number of students enrolled in the school; and recognize volunteers.
• Must encourage and support student community service by providing learning opportunities that focus on community needs; have a minimum of 50% of the students involved in community activities.
• Have an active School Advisory Council.
• Must complete a portfolio that documents the requirements; and must
• Have a school grade of “C” or better, as determined by the Florida DOE.

Women’s Sewing Group Quilt Donation Keeping Escambia Westgate Students Warmer

January 21, 2020

Students in wheelchairs at Escambia Westgate are a little warmer and cozier on cold days thanks to a donation this school year. The Beulah Baptist Church Women’s Sewing Group created quilts for the students.  Photos for, click to enlarge.

Escambia County 4-H Meat Judging Team Places Fourth In Western National Roundup In Colorado

January 20, 2020

The Escambia County 4-H Meat Judging Team placed fourth at the Western National Roundup 4-H Meat Judging Contest recently at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Team members were Jessica Conti, Hannah Schnupp, Ethan Thorne, and Hannah Thorne. Participants had to identify 30 retail cuts, place six retail, wholesale, and carcass classes, and give three sets of oral reasons.

“Through the competition process, the team has developed life skills through activities to understand the processing of beef, pork, and lamb, including retail identification, factors relating to meat quality, and cookery,” according to Brian Estevez, UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County 4-H/Youth Development Agent.

“Meat judging participants acquire knowledge and skills in meat identification and grading techniques and then apply those basic skills to the selection process. Participants then develop an understanding and appreciation of the basic scientific principles involved in eating and cooking quality, nutritional value, and consumer appeal of meat. 4-H members on the team also learn life skills such as decision making, problem solving, and goal setting,” he said.”

During the trip to the national contest, the meat judging team participated in a mock contest at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The team also toured Colorado State University and visited with Dr. Katie Abrams, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication. The Western National Roundup 4-H Meat Judging Contest was held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

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Escambia County Arbor Day Tree Giveaway Held Saturday

January 19, 2020

A tree giveaway was held Saturday in observance of Arbor Day was held Saturday.

Escambia County held the tree giveaway and public planting Saturday morning at Beulah Middle School. Support for the event wass provided by the Florida Forest Service, Escambia County Natural Resources Management Division and UF/IFAS Extension with help from volunteers including the Beulah Middle School FFA and International Paper.

The event began with a tree planting ceremony followed by a tree giveaway and educational sessions. Families received two free native 1-gallon trees while supplies lasted, including swamp chestnut oak, chickasaw plum, red maple and mayhaw.

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