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Kariher will attend Interlochen Arts Camp

Cole Kariher plays the tenor saxophone in the Gulf Breeze High School Soundwave Band. He will attend the prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp this summer.INTERLOCHEN, Mich. — Cole Kariher, 16, of Gulf Breeze has been accepted and will attend Interlochen Arts Camp, the world’s premier summer arts program for aspiring artists grades in 3 through 12. Kariher, the son of Jules […]

Gulf Breeze student wins Tropicana Speech Contest

Cooper Carlock took top prize in Santa Rosa County’s sixth-grade division of the 4H Tropicana Speech Competition. He also won last year. Cooper Carlock from Gulf Breeze Middle School won first place in the sixth-grade division of the Santa Rosa County 4H Tropicana Speech Competition that took place May 11. His speech was entitled “American Unity.” Ten schools in Santa […]

City commissions study of Tall Pine Trail drainage issues




The concerns of Gulf Breeze residents who live in the Tall Pine Trail area were heard at a recent public meeting called for that purpose. Residents are troubled by standing water adjacent to their properties and what they believe is a reduced rate of drainage in the area. Of the 14 residents who attended the session, several spoke of the […]

School district gets grant to help homeless students

Housing costs in the South End pose a great challenge



Santa Rosa County School District is serving 995 homeless students among its total 29,716 students in 36 schools, as of May 1. Of those homeless students, 258 are in the south end schools from Gulf Breeze to Navarre. Gulf Breeze has 80 homeless students in five schools, from Gulf Breeze Elementary to Woodlawn Middle, with 23 listed as “unaccompanied youth.” […]

Duke U. honors GBES student

GulbeauDURHAM, NC — Makayla Guilbeau, a seventh-grade student from Gulf Breeze Middle School, is among the students being honored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT. She will be recognized at the Grand Recognition Ceremony, to be held on May 21 at Duke University’s Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke TIP’s Seventh […]

‘Battle of the Books’

Readers win GBE’s

LEFT: Third-grade winners are Shaw’s Savvy Sunshine State Readers Jillian Foote, Kylie Smith, Silas Bowles, Sarah Selogy and Amelia Cruit.Gulf Breeze Elementary students celebrated the Sunshine State Young Reader Award program with a “Battle of the Books” to test their knowledge of this year’s 15 books. Teams of three to five students from each third, fourth and fifthgrade classes competed […]

School district to retro-fit Woodlawn Beach MS for meetings




Woodlawn Beach Middle School will get some special retro-fitting soon to make it possible to hold live streaming school board meetings there. “Our hope was to put that equipment in the new school in the south end,” Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick told school board members last week. “But the new school is two years away, and we don’t want to wait […]

GBMS Band earns superiors for 27th year

 Gulf Breeze Middle School (GBMS) band students participated in the Solo and Ensemble Festival on April 21 at Avalon Middle School. The students earned 132 Superior ratings and 17 Excellent ratings. In addition to a rating, students also received helpful feedback from the judges who evaluated their performances. Students had the opportunity to earn more than one medal by playing […]

Gulf Breeze Middle School celebrates the military child

Gulf Breeze Middle School students whose parents are serving in the military gathered at the Media Center to meet with Blue Angel Major Mark Montgomery. LEFT: Eighth-graders BELOW: Seventh-graders BELOW LEFT: Sixth-graders BELOW RIGHT: Marine Corps Major Mark MontgomeryOn Friday, April 13, Gulf Breeze Middle School hosted a lunch in honor of the Month of the Military Child. Blue Angel […]

Health Academy students excel at state conference

Twenty-seven future health professionals from Gulf Breeze High School’s Health Academy competed in the state leadership conference in Orlando.Twenty-seven members of the Gulf Breeze High School Health Academy recently returned from Orlando, where they attended HOSA — Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference. HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America. This conference had record-breaking participation, with more than 3,300 […]


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