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Santa Rosa’s 1st Place High School Essay…


Abriana McMath Pace High School How the Magna Carta Lit Liberty’s Torch: An Examination of the Magna Carta’s Influence on Our Founding Fathers and Current Policies “A republic, if you can keep it.” This was Dr. Benjamin Frankin’s response to a query about what type of government the United States would have. After the failure […]

JHS Alum Takes Position with FSU Softball


Mattie Cochran, 2022 Jay High graduate, will be working with and assisting the Florida State Softball Team this season. While serving as a softball team manager, Mattie will be able to be around the sport she loves so much and one that she has been so successful at. Cochran was the starting pitcher for the […]

Jay Elementary Teacher of the Year


Amanda deGraaf was selected by the faculty at Jay Elementary as this year’s teacher of the year. Amanda teaches 4th grade. Congratulations Mrs. deGraaf!

Jay High Employee of the Year


Congratulations to Alicia Clark for being selected as JHS’ Employee of the Year by the faculty and staff.

Williamson picks Rudman


The very popular Jayer Williamson, former District 3 State House Representative has made his decision on who will is supporting to fill his seat. Williamson has publicly endorsed Dr. Joel Rudman over Mariya Calkins. The primary vote, which will almost certainly decide the winner of the race ultimately, is on August 23rd. Below is his […]

Brian Watson Named Royals Head Football Coach


Jay High School didn’t have to look far to find their new head football coach. 1992 JHS graduate Brian Watson was named to his “dream” job on Tuesday to an auditorium full of young football players. Watson is currently the head softball coach  (17th year) and head girls basketball coach(4th year) at Jay. “To be […]

Jay’s Alayna Lowery Signs With UWF


JHS- On Monday, Jay High’s Alayna Lowery signed a letter of intent to play softball for the University of West Florida. “It is always a great day when a player from our programs signs a college scholarship, but it’s extra special when it’s to our local powerhouse college!” stated head coach Brian Watson. Lowery, who […]

Thank a Lineman on April 12 – and Always

We honor our linemen and all lineworkers for their hard work, dedication and sacrifice  America’s electric cooperatives designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. Today, Escambia River Electric Cooperative honors the dedicated men and women who often work in challenging and dangerous conditions to keep the lights on. We proudly recognize […]

Jay Alum Hired as Head Football/AD at Chipley


Jay High School class of 2002 graduate Marcus Buchanan was named head football coach and athletic director at Chipley High School. Buchanan has been coaching at Milton for the last 4 years and had coached at Pace for 6 years prior to that. Click on link below to see an interview.   (Image courtesy […]



 Santa Rosa County, FL – Santa Rosa Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Barber, Santa Rosa School Board Members, and members of the Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced Annie Scott as the Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year 2022 during a surprise visit to her classroom this morning. Annie is a fifth-grade classroom inclusion teacher at […]