National Merit Finalist Announced for Niceville HS

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National Merit Scholarship Finalist Indira S. Mishra is now eligible for the National Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered in the spring of 2019.  She will also compete for one of 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state representational basis.  Winners are selected without consideration of family financial circumstances, college choice, or major and career plans.  Indira recently earned an AICE diploma through the University of Cambridge and she is also enrolled in multiple College Board AP courses at Niceville High School.  Congratulations to Indira!


ACT-SO Oratorical Competition

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Two NHS Juniors Nominated for CHELCO Program

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Madeline Dowden and Cameron Turner, both juniors at Niceville High School, have been nominated to enter CHELCO’s Youth Tour Program. NHS Principal Charlie Marello and CHELCO representative Bonnie Whitfield recently presented them with certificates and conference bags.

CHELCO sponsors the annual contest for high school juniors that allows deserving students to compete for an all-expense paid, week-long trip to Washington, D.C. electric cooperatives all over the country hold this contest which was inspired by Lyndon Johnson in 1957 when he was a senator. That year, electric cooperatives in Texas began sending groups of young people to Washington to work during the summer in Senator Johnson’s office and learn more about their government. The program is designed for young people to increase their understanding of rural electric cooperatives, become familiar with the historical and political environment of the nation’s capital, visit elected officials and meet students from all over the country. 

CHELCO is a member-owned electric cooperative that serves the energy needs of approximately 45,000 homes and businesses in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Madeline and Cameron will be attending the area CHELCO conference in Tallahassee this spring.


NHS Students Promote AP Capstone Program to Florida House and Senate Members

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Pictured left to right:  AJ Pennington, Brendon Carter, Isabel Burley, Pauline Buis, AP Capstone Teacher, and McKenzie Miller, Class of 2018


Varsity State Qualifiers – Speech and Debate Tournament

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Congratulations to our Varsity State Qualifiers:

  • Lincoln Douglas Debate: Elva Diaz, 1st place
  • Informative: Simrun Sharma, 1st place
  • Original Oratory: Simrun Sharma, 1st place
  • Dramatic Interpretation: Carly Duvall, 1st place
  • Humorous Interpretation: Kyle Duke, 1st Place; Kevin Reece, 2nd place
  • International Extemporaneous: Eshaan Sharma, 1st place


2019 NHS Hall of Fame

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Congratulations to the 2019 Niceville High School Hall of Fame:

1st row:  Hannah Farley, Simrun Sharma, Julianna Roberts, Sydney Green
2nd row:  Courtney Faulkner, Katie Lightfoot, Taylor Strickler, Hannah Vitt, Mary Mason White
3rd row:  Liam Ordner, Martin Bouldo, Sarah Markwardt, Blayne Johnson, Campbell Taylor


Jacob Oliver Receives Distinguished Scholar Scholarship

Jacob Oliver receives a Distinguished Scholar Scholarship from Savannah College of Art and Design. Thanks for producing our weekly Soar videos!

Eaglettes Dance Team Makes Jazz Finals

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The NHS Eaglettes dance team recently attended the National competition at Disney’s ESPN in Orlando, FL.  They placed 7th in the Nation in Small Varsity Hip Hop, and 21st out of 88 teams in Small Varsity Jazz. This was the first time in school history the dance team made Jazz finals! The Eaglettes dance team also placed 1st in the State in Small Varsity Jazz, and 2nd in the State in Small Varsity Hip Hop.  Congratulations, Eaglettes!

Pictured are:
Front Row, L-R:  Makayla Jones; Jodie Miceli; Avery Wright; Kendal Wooley
Middle Row:  Libby Marion; Parker Lee; Leah Peoples; Kailey Threet
Back Row:  London Taylor; Caroline Swanick; Noel Crosby; Molly Brooks; and Coach Kendall Cragin


Chorus Members Participate In All-State

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Twenty-four chorus members were chosen from Niceville High School to participate in the Florida Music Education Association’s 2019 All-State Chorus held January 9-12, 2019 in Tampa. From left to right, top (4th) row: Josh Smith, Grant Ransom, Ben Smith, Caleb Moser, Christopher Tynan. 3rd row: Ricky Kozak, Davis Brown, Joe Decker, Rafe Baum. 2nd row: Hannah Vitt, Jessica Sanders, Sophia Contratto, Hannah Sjostrom, Kalani Yen, Caleb Huston, Michael Dunn. 1st row: Laura Kate Pace, Felipe Siquara, Jenna Skalicky, Elise Figueroa, Holly Chavis, Julianna Roberts, Sarah James.


NHS Track and Field Wins $10,000 In POWERADE's "Power Your School" Program

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The Niceville High School Track and Field program recently won a nationwide video contest sponsored by POWERADE in the “Power Your School” program.  As the winning school, they will receive $10,000 to support their program.  POWERADE is the sports drink of the Coca-Cola Company, and local representatives were on hand to deliver the good news and present the check.  [Read More!]