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Taylor Haugen Award 

Congrats to Garrison Lemire, who took home the 2024 Taylor Haugen Award. Given to one senior from Okaloosa or Walton County, the winner receives a 1000 dollar scholarship and a 35 lb bronze tropy. Garrison is a lacrosse player who is active across the school in many clubs and organizations. 

January Athletic Signings

Bringing Niceville's total signees to 18, Payton Hill and Aspen Young signed to Huntingdon College and Colorado College to play lacrosse and tennis, respectively.

Cheer and Dance Hold Preview Performance

Before heading to their national and state competitions in February, NHS Cheer and Dance in collaboration with Ruckel Cheer and Dance held a preview performance for the routines they will compete in Orlando. 

Niceville Signs 12 Athletes, Bringing '24 Total To 15

Athletes Signed Include:

Van Carter- West Point- Track and Field (Pole Vault)

Elena Perkins- University of Florida- Track and Field (Javelin)

Terrance Powe- Florida International University- Track and Field (Discus)

Gracie Grant- Dallas Baptist University- Girls Gold

Aidan Broussard- University of Florida- Track and Field (Javelin)

Yaremi Figueroa- Troy University- Track and Field (Multi-Event)

SJ Trube- Southern Mississippi University- Track and Field (Discus)

Macey Kidder- University of Mobile- Softball

Colin Sorensen- Charleston Southern University- Football

Anna Kimball- Rollins College- Girls Basketball

Jeremiah Blair- Pensacola State College- Baseball

Ava Floro- Baylor University- Acrobatics and Tumbling

NHS Theatre Presents One Act

NHS Theatre's Troupe 7457 presented their one act, entitled "Under My Skin" at the district Thespian Competition over Veteran's Day Weekend. Written and directed by Alyssa Early, the one act is set in the 1940's, and chronicles the relationships of movie stars.

Another Homecoming, Another Pep Rally

Check out some of the highlight photos from the homecoming pep rally!

Eagles Delight in a Rousing Pep Rally Ahead of Crestview Game

Niceville students all crammed into the gym to get ready for the impending Crestview game on Friday. The agenda included country-themed performances from the dance and cheer teams, the famous spirit stick competition, a rousing chant of "I Believe", speeches from the Eagle Football Captains, and the Eagle tradition drumline. 

Photos and Article by Lily Suttlemyre

Juanyeh Thomas Has Incredible Night With The Cowboys

Juanyeh Thomas is the pride of Niceville. A former NHS and Georgia Tech football player, he spent last season on the Cowboys practice squad, and is now a star member of their active roster. Thomas played a key role in the Cowboys 40-0 win over the New York Giants, blocking a field goal and setting up the Cowboys for their first touchdown of the night. Following the game, Thomas tweeted, "GOD is real. I'm blessed and thankful..." Juanyeh and his family have been important members of the Niceville community, with his brother, Azareye'h, signing to FSU after graduating in the Class of 22. We at the Eagle Echo look forward to cheering on the Cowboys and our Niceville alum as they head into football season. Watch Juanyeh discuss the game here

Author: Lily Suttlemyre