32 To Compete In ‘Miss EWMS’ Pageant Friday Night

March 5, 2015

Friday night, 32 young ladies will compete for the title of Miss EWMS.

Tickets are available in advance for $5 for adults, $3 for elementary students. At the door, all tickets will be $6.  The pageant begins at 7 p.m.

Eighth grade contestants, pictured above, are (L-R, front) Allison Rice, Shelby Bashore, Gabrielle Kline, Gabbrielle Peebles, Nikoal Creamer, (back) Kaina Brantley, Ashtyn Carnley, Aubree Love, Madison Sherouse, Cailee Wilburn, Morgan Lathan and Emma Fennell.

Seventh grade contestants, pictured below, are (L-R, front) Katelyn Hassebrock, Ashlan Harigel, Payton Jackson, Jayda Crabtree, Cloe Smith, Bailey Seibert, (back) Madison Jogan, Raleigh Woodfin, Teriana Redmond, Destiny Cleckler, Lauren Ahern, Kelley Bradley and Savannah Steadham.

Sixth grade contestants, pictured bottom, are (L-R)  Madison Peterson, Madelyn Berry, Emily Stabler, Taviana Parker and Kenna Redmond.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Northview Congratulates Escambia Teacher Of The Year Anna Barry

March 3, 2015

Northview High School welcomed Escambia County Teacher of the Year Anna Barry back to work Tuesday morning. Teachers, staff and faculty held a small reception for Barry prior to the start of school.

Barry was named Escambia County Teacher of the Year last Thursday night, just a few hours before she departed on a school field trip to Orlando. Tuesday was her first day back in the classroom after returning late Monday night.

Barry is the first county teacher of the year from Northview. She is now in the running for Florida’s teacher of the year award.

Pictured top: A sign welcomed Escambia County Teacher of the Year Anna Barry to Northview High School Tuesday morning. Pictured inset: Barry (left) and Northview Principal Gayle Weaver. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

A Century That Lasts Forever — Town Slogan Winner Awarded

March 3, 2015

Century Mayor Freddie McCall presented a personal $50 check Monday night to the winner of the town’s recent slogan contest. Josie Leonard of Milton, a Northview High School graduate, submitted the winning “A Century that lasts forever” slogan. Pictured top: Century Mayor Freddie McCall, Josie Leonard and her husband Caleb Leonard. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.

Curious about the other slogans submitted in the contest? Click here for an earlier story.

Manna, Rotary Clubs Team Up To Create Nearly 80,000 Meals For The Hungry

March 1, 2015

The Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola (CROP) were joined with Manna Food Bank Saturday. The Fourth Annual Rotary Against Hunger Project resulted in 79,413 meals being packed for the hungry in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Over 300 volunteers took part in Saturday’s event, with each of the area’s 12 Rotary Clubs represented.

fThe Rotary Against Hunger project has become a critical part of our ability to meet the needs of the hungry throughout the year in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties,” said to MANNA Executive Director DeDe Flounlacker.  “This project provides much needed food during the Winter and early Spring when donations are always low, and need is always high.  Last year, MANNA provided assistance to 32,686 people, including 11,740 children.  These are your neighbors and mine – folks who are the working poor, grandparents raising their grandchildren, moms and dads who do not have enough money to pay their bills and buy food for their family.  Thanks to Rotary, thousands of people will be helped this year through this gift of nutritious food.”

“By teaming up with Manna, we can insure that these meals will be distributed in a manner that will serve the needs of many families in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties,: said Ed Carson, Rotary Against Hunger Project chair. “Through this project, Rotary is striving to exemplify Service Above Self, the Rotary motto.”

The Rotary Against Hunger project has become critical to Manna, providing much needed food in the later winter and early spring when donations area usually low, Flounlacker said.  Last year, MANNA provided assistance to 32,686 people, including 11,740 children.

“These are your neighbors and mine – folks who are the working poor, grandparents raising their grandchildren, moms and dads who do not have enough money to pay their bills and buy food for their family.  Thanks to Rotary, thousands of people will be helped this year through this gift of nutritious food,” she said.

Pictured:  Nearly 80,000 meals were packed during the Annual Rotary Against Hunger Project Saturday at Manna Food Bank. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Tate High Drama To Host Dessert Theater Saturday Night

February 26, 2015

The Tate High School Drama department will host an entertaining dessert buffet Saturday night at 7:30 in the school cafetorium.

The performances will include all of the individual events that went to a recent district drama festival, followed by this year’s one-act entry, “High School Reunion”.  While  guests are being entertained, they can enjoy the goodies from  buffet of fine desserts.

The show and all-you-can-eat desserts are just one price – $8.

Pictured: Tate Drama students. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Blue Jacket Jamboree Set For March 7; Vendors Still Needed

February 26, 2015

The annual Blue Jacket Jamboree is returning to Northview High School on Saturday, March 7 with free admission.

There are dozens of confirmed vendors ranging from Scentsy to wooden birdhouses, wooden crafts, wreaths, jewelry and more. A kids area will include lots of carnival games, pony rides, bounce house and an obstacle course.  Entertainment will included Shane Harrell and the Major Moves band, Northview student Colby Flurnoy, and other local talent.

Interested craft vendors should contact Linda Till at (850) 572-1076 or Pam Kleinatland at (850) 712-6267. Food vendors should contact Kleinatland or Angus Brewton at (850) 256-5831.

The Blue Jacket Jamboree will be held on the campus of Northview High School from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on March 7.

NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.

Annual Walnut Hill Ruritan Farm Auction Is Saturday

February 26, 2015

The 41st Annual Walnut Hill Ruritan Club Farm Equipment Auction will be held this Saturday, February 28 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The auction includes not only farm equipment, but also  household items like tools and small equipment, lawn and garden items, antiques and more. Items can be received Thursday or Friday. A $5 lot fee will be charged.  Must be present to “no sale” items.

Settlement must be made the day of the sale; unknown buyers must have cash, cashier’s check, major credit card, or a letter of credit from their bank. Items must within 24 hours.

Concessions will be available all day from the Ruritan Club.

The sale will be located at the Walnut Hill Community Center on Highway 97  just north of Ernest Ward Middle School.

For more information or consignments, call (850) 327-4479 or (850) 327-4318.

Pictured: Hundreds attended a previous Walnut Hill Ruritan Club farm equipment auction in Walnut Hill. NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.

McCullough Named Century Chamber’s Student Of The Year

February 25, 2015

Northview High School senior Jessica McCullough has been name the Century Chamber of Commerce’s Student of the Year.The annual selection is based upon a student’s well-rounded involvement in school activities, community service and more. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Northview Celebrates National FFA Week With Breakfast

February 24, 2015

FFA members at Northview High School are celebrating National FFA Week with a variety of events.

Tuesday morning, the FFA officers and members prepared a homestyle breakfast for teachers, staff and invited guests that support the FFA program. Northview’s FFA program has been recognized as one of the top chapters in both the state and the nation.

For more photos, click here.

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Tate, Northview Band Students Earn High Ratings At Districts

February 24, 2015

Over 100 Northview and Tate high school band students were awarded excellent and superior ratings recently at the Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Assessments at Gulf Breeze High School.

State qualifying soloists and groups are indicated below with an asterisk (*). These students will take part in the state solo and ensemble assessments March 23-24 in Gainesville. To qualify for state, the students were required to perform a Grade 5 or higher and earn a Superior rating at the district level.


Sarah Dutton (Flag solo) – Excellent
Tiffani Cruce (Flag solo) – Excellent
Amber Freeman (Flute solo) – Superior
Kylie Brook  (Flute solo) – Superior
Clayton Findley (Tenor Saxophone solo) – Superior
Adrian King  (Trombone Solo) – Superior
Triston Long (Tuba solo) – Superior
Abbie Johnson (Piano solo) – Superior
David Weber (Snare solo) – Superior*
David Weber and Tristan Williams (Percussion duet) – Superior*
Julie Hester (Baton solo) – Superior*
Brianna Smith (Baton solo) – Superior*



Toye Johnson (Piccolo) – Superior
Angel Chu (Flute) – Superior *
Taylor Ertel (Flute) – Superior
Tiana Hendricks (Flute) – Superior *
Toye Johnson (Flute) – Superior
Madison Rondeau (Flute) – Superior *
Katie Woods (Clarinet) – Superior *
Ashton Nelson (Bassoon) – Superior *
Bryce Coots (Alto Sax) – Superior *
Randi Avery (Trumpet) – Excellent
Jacob Howard (Trumpet) – Superior *
Ethan Millet (Trumpet) – Superior *
Tristan Workman (Trumpet) – Excellent
Ian McCool (Trombone) – Good
Nathan Tubbs (Trombone) – Superior
Cody Swilley (Euphonium) – Superior *
Emily DeRise (Marimba) – Excellent
Erica Earnest (Marimba) – Superior *
Honya Richbourg (Marimba) – Superior *
Danae Smith (Marimba) – Superior *

Small Ensembles:

Flute Duet: Jordan Rynders & Brittany Gipson – Excellent
Flute Duet: Toye Johnson & Madison Tourney – Excellent
Flute Trio:  Ana Lowe, Steffany Brown, & Tiana Hendricks – Superior
Clarinet Duet: Alyssa Spencer & Kaelyn Houghton – Excellent
Clarinet Trio: Ashlyn Adams, Kyndal Bray, & Ashia McMillon – Superior
Clarinet Quartet: Eric Milligan, Katie Snyder, Alyssa Spencer, & Mallory Parker – Superior
Trumpet Duet: Nick Touchstone & Tristan Workman – Superior
Trumpet Quartet: Jacob Howard, Zach Vranich, Ethan Millet, & Tristan Workman – Superior
Trombone Trio: Nathan Tubbs, Haley Groff, & Amber Brock – Superior

Woodwind Quintet (Superior)

Angel Chu, Flute
Madison Philley, Oboe
Eric Milligan, Clarinet
Ashton Nelson, Bassoon
Jacob Caddell, French Horn

Brass Quintet (Excellent)

Zach Vranich, Trumpet
Kayley Groff, Trumpet
Jacob Caddell, French Horn
Zach Humphries, Trombone
Nick Krostag, Tuba

Saxophone Sextet (Superior)

Bryce Coots, Alto
Brennan Infinger, Alto
Michael Lett, Alto
Eric Esselburn, Tenor
Kayla Dixon, Tenor
Ashton Nelson, Baritone

Woodwind Choir (Superior)

Kelsea Jacobson, Flute
Lillian Jensen, Flute
Toye Johnson, Flute
Ana Lowe, Flute
Micaela Palma, Flute
Levi Shaffer, Flute
Jamie Simon, Flute
Tori VanScyoc, Flute
Madison Philley, Oboe
Lexi Dixon, Clarinet
Jillian Flowers, Clarinet
Eric Milligan, Clarinet
Jordan Myers, Clarinet
Olivia Brown, Bass Clarinet
Keionna Odom, Bass Clarinet
Ashton Nelson, Bassoon
Logan Royer, Bassoon
Cameron Caulder, Alto Sax
Bryce Coots, Alto Sax
Brennan Infinger, Alto Sax
Anthony Mikhail, Alto Sax
Jacob Norre, Tenor Sax
Kayla Dixon, Bari Sax

Brass Choir (Superior)

Sasha Babkin – Trumpet
Ryan Cawby – Trumpet
J. D. Franklin – Trumpet
Kayley Groff – Trumpet
Jacob Hall – Trumpet
Jacob Howard – Trumpet
Blake Norre – Trumpet
Abbey Opalenik – Trumpet
Zach Vranich – Trumpet
Jessica Gainey – French Horn
Chad Ratliff – French Horn
Nick Simmons – French Horn
Chandler Cotton – Trombone
Hayley Groff – Trombone
Zach Humphries – Trombone
Cody Swilley – Trombone
Nathan Tubbs – Trombone
Aaron Gavin – Tuba
Nick Krostag – Tuba
Ryan Tanton – Timpani

Percussion Choir – Concert Band (Superior)

Stephen Cleary
Morgan Ghiorso
Alexandra Hatley
Mason Humphries
Bryan LeDuc
Patrick McHaney
Crosby Mowry
Colin Smith
Will Talley

Percussion Choir – Symphonic Band (Superior)

Landon Benson
Tristan Hacker
Ethan Jensen
Kathryn Skipper
Ben Wagner
Hunter Welch

Percussion Choir – Wind Ensemble (Superior) *

Peyton Benson
Erica Earnest
Aaron Gavin
Maurice Hendricks
Kyle Irps
Paxton Metcalf
Kaitlin Sainata
Danae Smith
Honya Richbourg

Pictured: Northview High School band members earning Superior and Excellent ratings. Photos for Northescambia.com, click to enlarge.

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