Relay For Life Events Begin Tonight At Tate High, Atmore

April 25, 2014

Relay for Life events will get underway tonight at Tate High School and in Atmore.

The Greater Escambia Relay for Life event at Tate High School begins at 7 p.m. and continues until 7 a.m. Saturday. The Opening Ceremony begins at 7:00, followed by the Survivor’s Lap and Celebration, and the Caregivers Lap at 7:10. The Luminaria Ceremony will take place at 9:00 to remember people we have lost to cancer, to support people who are currently battling the disease, and to honor those who have won their battle. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.  The 37 registered teams and 309 individuals  in the Greater Escambia Relay were just shy of $70,o00 raised by late Thursday night.

The Atmore Relay for Life event begins with opening ceremonies at Tom Byrne Park at 6 p.m., followed by a survivor and caregivers lap at about  7:15. Then teams will walk through the evening until closing ceremonies at midnight. A luminaria lap will be held at about 9 p.m., with lighted luminarias lining the track honoring lives affected or taken by cancer.

Pictured top: The Survivor and Caregiver’s Lap gets underway during last year’s Greater Escambia Relay for Life at Tate High School. Pictured below: Atmore Relay for Life last year at Tom Byrne Park. NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.

Jay Pro Rodeo Is This Weekend

April 23, 2014

It’s that time of the year again as the Ram Rodeo Series rides into Jay this Friday and Saturday nights at the Ted May arena.

Get ready to see bucking bulls, clowns, barrel racing,  real life cowboys in action and much more. There will be calf and team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and children’s activities that include a calf scramble and other activities.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under at 8:00 both nights. All proceeds benefit youth program though the Student Government Association at Jay High School and Ted May Arena.

Ted May arena is a half mile east of the red light on Highway 4 in Jay. For more information, contact Fredrick Barrow at (850) 675-1646.

The Jay Pro Rodeo is sponsored in part by NorthEscambia.com.

Goodyear Blimp Spotted Over North Escambia

April 23, 2014

The Goodyear Blimp was spotted over the North Escambia area Tuesday. Numerous people reported seeing the blimp in the area of I-10 north to Muscogee Road. The blimp was on the way to Mobile for an overnight stop.  Pictured top: The Goodyear Blimp over International Paper in Cantonment (by Josh Black). Pictured inset: The Goodyear Blimp over Muscogee Road (by Mona Baker)Reader submitted photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Northview Senior Wright Accepts Air Force Academy Appointment

April 22, 2014

Northview High School senior Victoria Anne Wright has accepted an appointment to The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

The United States Air Force Academy offers a four-year program of instruction and experience designed to provide cadets the knowledge and character essential for leadership, and the motivation to serve as Air Force career officers. Each cadet graduates with a bachelor of science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force.

Pictured above are: Victoria Wright (center, seated), her parents Joseph and Tami Wright (seated): (back row, L-R) cousin Jessica McCullough, her grandparents John and Brenda Ekstrom and sister Elizabeth Wright. Pictured inset: Wright with her NJROTC instructors Charlie C. Code, Capt USN (ret), and Jeffrey D. Simpkins, CPO, USN (ret). Pictured below: Northview Principal Gayle Weaver and Assistant Principal Gerry Pippins presented Wright with a mountain bicycle  to navigate between classes.  NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge. Pictured bottom: The Wrights with Lt. Col. David Landfair, USAFA’s admission liaison officer.

Hunter Jumper Horse Show This Weekend At Equestrian Center

April 22, 2014

The James C. Robinson Escambia County Equestrian Center will host the Pensacola Hunter Jumper Association Horse Show this weekend, Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27. Classes begin each day at 8:30 a.m. and run until everyone competes.

As Pensacola’s only Hunter Jumper club, 200 participants are expected to compete in the show and travel to Escambia County from surrounding states. This event is free to spectators and there is a full service concession stand on site.

The James C. Robinson Escambia County Equestrian Facility is a multi-use facility that hosts horse and dog shows, rodeos, concerts, festivals and more.  The facility is located at 7750 Mobile Highway, Pensacola.

Ernest Ward Middle Names April Students Of The Month

April 22, 2014

Ernest Ward Middle School has named Students of the Month for April. They (L-R) Savannah Spence, 6th grade; Conner Riley, 8th grade; and Shelby Sloan, 7th grade. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Summer Dance Workshop Offered At Byrneville Community Center

April 21, 2014

A Summer Dance Workshop will be offered at the Byrneville Community Center June 9-13.

Classes will be offered as follows:

  • 8:30 – 9 am — Pre-ballet (ages 3-4)
  • 9:15 – 10:15 am — Ballet I (ages 5-7)
  • 10:30 – noon  — Ballet II and Jazz (ages 8-10) 0-3 years dance experience
  • 12:30 – 2 p.m. — Ballet III and Jazz (ages 9-teen) 4 or more years dance experience

Proper dancewear and dance shoes are required. An optional Summer Dance Workship t-shirt will be available for $15 at registration time. The registration deadline is June 2. Contact Heather Leonard’s Danceworks by email at hldanceworks@gmail.com or on Facebook.

Career Academies Recognized; EWMS Culinary Academy Takes Top Honor

April 21, 2014

The 2014 Career Academy Award winners from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties were recently presented, including the Middle School Career Academy of the Year award to Ernest Ward Middle School’s Culinary Arts Academy and the High School Career Academy of the Year award to West Florida High School’s Agriscience Technology Academy.

Middle School Career Academy of the Year

  • Culinary Arts Academy, Ernest Ward Middle School (Kathy Ellis, Instructor)
  • Microsoft I.T. Academy, Woodlawn Beach Middle School (Jennifer Hensley, Instructor)

Middle School Career Academy Student of the Year

  • Elayza Agrabin,  Arts, AV & Communications Academy, Bellview Middle School
  • Jade Finch, Microsoft I.T. Academy, Hobbs Middle School

Middle School Career Academy Teacher of the Year

  • Theresa Simmons, Arts, AV & Communications Academy, Bellview Middle School
  • Randy Parazine, Microsoft I.T. Academy, Hobbs Middle School

High School Career Academy Student of the Year

  • Angel Aldahondo, Engineering Academy, Escambia High School
  • Dezmond Baldwin-Marlow, Sarah J. Ussary Law and Public Service Academy, Pensacola High School
  • Abigail Harrison,  Commercial Arts Academy, Jay High School
  • Olivia Moore, Agriculture Academy, Jay High School

High School Career Academy Teacher of the Year

  • Kathy Gilliland, New Media Academy, Pine Forest High School
  • Monica Bondurant, Communications & Graphic Arts Academy, Pace High School

High School Career Academy of the Year

  • Agriscience Technology Academy, West Florida High School (Paula Petsel, Instructor)
  • Digital Multimedia Academy,  Milton High School (Kim Smith, Instructor)

Career Academy Student Intern of the Year

  • Aliya Eggleton, Criminal Justice Academy, West Florida High School
  • Morgan Lundquist, Pharmacy Tech Academy, Locklin Technical Center

High School Career Academy Scholar of the Year

  • Jennifer St. John, Engineering Academy, Escambia High School
  • Margaret Linscott,  Communications & Graphic Arts Academy, Pace High School

Pictured top and below: Ernest Ward Middle School Culinary Academy students hard at work. Pictured bottom: Enjoying EWMS  Culinary Academy creations. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Flomaton FFA String Band, Floriculture Teams Place At Districts

April 21, 2014

The Flomaton High School FFA recently competed at a district competition in Enterprise, AL.
The Flomaton FFA string band placed fourth; members were Nik Shivers, Stone Lehmann, Jose Escobedo, and Logan Hendricks. The Floriculture team placed third and will compete at the state competition. Members of the Flomaton Floriculture team were Haley White, Kristin Fillmore, Toni Simmons and Tiffany Hardy.

Pictured top: (L-R) String band members Nik Shivers, Stone Lehmann, Jose Escobedo, and Logan Hendricks; Floriculture team members Haley White, Kristin Fillmore, Toni Simmons and Tiffany Hardy. Submitted photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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listed in the order they are standing

Photos: Our Easter Egg Find

April 21, 2014

While hiding Easter eggs of the plastic variety around NorthEscambia.com Sunday, we made an Easter egg discovery. We found three mockingbird eggs in a nest nestled deep within the fronds of a sago palm. Hopefully, we’ll share baby bird pictures within a couple of weeks. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

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