In the time of COVID, GBHS Debate Team learns to spar electronically

Gulf Breeze High School Debate Team has been coached for and has participated in multiple tournaments this year, according to the team’s Congressional Debate captain, Erin Kane. All have been online. Kane, a sophomore, gives credit to GBHS speech and debate coach Stacey Allen and to the opportunities afforded by technology for the team’s success. The Gulf Breeze High School […]

Savarino wins leadership award

Vinny Savarino, a junior at the University of Florida and the son of Dr. Richard and Cindy Savarino of Gulf Breeze, has been awarded the 2020 Donald C. Dilley Jr. Scholarship Leadership Award from the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund. The national award recognizes undergraduates who have scored highest in both academics and leadership. Savarino is a 2018 graduate of Gulf […]

Sarkari named to UK Dean’s List

LEXINGTON, KY — Natalya Sarkari of Gulf Breeze was named to the Fall 2020 University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s List. During this term, Natalya was majoring in Environmental & Sustainability Studies. This accomplishment is a sign of Natalya’s hard work and committment to learning. More than 2,100 undergraduate students have qualified for the Fall College of […]

Troy University announces Chancellor’s List

TROY, AL — Troy University announces students who have been named to the Chancellor’s List for the Fall Semester and Term 2 of the 2020/2021 academic year. Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who earn a grade point average of 4.0 qualify for the Chancellor’s List. The Fall Semester includes students at the […]

Troy University announces Provost’s List

TROY, AL – Troy announces students who have been named to the Provost’s List for the Fall Semester and Term 2 of the 2020/2021 academic year. Fulltime undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who have a grade point average of at least 3.65 qualify for the Provost’s List. The Fall Semester includes students at […]

Coady among finalists for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year

Santa Rosa County, FL – Santa Rosa Education Foundation has announced the five semifinalists selected from 34 school nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to Tricia Coady, Gulf Breeze Elementary; Annie Scott, Holley Navarre Intermediate; Ian Turoff, Navarre High; Jennifer Joyner, Santa Rosa Online; and Jennifer Hensley, Woodlawn Beach Middle. The SREF Teacher of the Year Selection […]

Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs

The federal government offers many financial aid programs to help students and families pay for college. Applying for those programs means submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly referred to as the FAFSA. These brief summaries from KHEAA describe the more common federal grant and loan programs that can help you get the student aid you need. Grants […]

School board looks to improve financial ratio to avoid state intervention

State requires a 3% fund balance and Santa Rosa School District’s is just 3.6%

The best news the Santa Rosa County School Board received just before Christmas break was that an executive order was signed by the Governor Nov. 30 with the agreement of the state’s Education Commissioner guaranteeing the state will not take money away from Florida schools if they didn’t meet the projections of how many students would be attending the public […]

DeSantis: Teachers may be next priority for COVID-19 vaccines

Florida Governor Ron De- Santis held two press conferences Monday afternoon, Jan. 4 to outline what the next steps in vaccinating the general public will be for COVID-19. The first press conference was in Orlando at a hospital that was used as one of the pilot programs right after Christmas to vaccinate front line workers, and the second press conference […]

GBHS Speech and Debate students excel at national tournament

Gulf Breeze High School Speech and Debate Team advanced past the preliminary rounds of the recent Isidore Newman Speech and Debate Tournament. This national tournament, which was held Dec. 11-13, drew 608 individual competitors from 105 schools in 29 states across the country. GBHS Speech and Debate coach Stacey Allen praised the students for their impressive showing at the highly […]

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