Band Parents Meeting

Mr. Tracy Walker, the new band director for the 2016-2017 school year has requested a meeting of all band students and parents for the 2016-2017 school year.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 10, at 5:30 pm at Hobgood Auditorium (SHS Campus).

The meeting is for Senior High, Junior High, and Beginner Bands.


NMS Student Recognized as FBLA Member of the Year

Alex Savage has been named Outstanding Middle Level FBLA Member of the Year.  Alex was recognized at the District III Mid-Level FBLA conference held in Pine Bluff on April 26, 2016.  He was presented his state and national recognition award by Tori McKinnon, the 2015-16 District III President.  Mr. Sandon Williams, State Mid-Level FBLA Adviser, was there to announce the award.

Alex is the son of Jeff and Sonja Savage and is completing the 8th grade at Norphlet Middle School (NMS) where he serves as the student body president.  He has been an active member of NMS Student Council, Quiz Bowl, Jr. Beta Club, and Maple Avenue First Baptist Church Youth Group.  He has completed business classes including Keyboarding, Introduction to Computers, and Career Orientation.  Alex also plays football and baseball and is an honor roll student.

Alex received the Outstanding Middle Level FBLA Member for his active participation at the Arkansas State FBLA Conference and the National Fall FBLA Conference during the 2015-16 school year.  Alex has been an active member of Smackover-Norphlet Mid-level FBLA since 2014.  He was the 2015-16 District III Mid-level Secretary.  During the past year Alex has participated in leadership training at Russellville in June, attended the National Fall Conference in South Carolina in November and was a mid-level student leader at the State FBLA Conference in Little Rock in April.  Alex has fulfilled his officer duties at both the fall and spring District III conferences.  Alex’s mid-level FBLA adviser is Mrs. Tammy Ward.

alex - ml winner pic

SHS Student Completes Term as FBLA State Vice President

With her name in lights and tears in her eyes, Victoria (Tori) McKinnon received a plaque and special recognition as she said farewell to Arkansas FBLA at the 2016 State Leadership Conference,  in front of a record 3,496 student attendees, her family and friends and state VIP’s.    The conference was held in Little Rock on April 6-7 at the Statehouse Convention Center with guest appearances by Governor Asa Hutchison and Miss Arkansas, Loren McDaniel.

Tori has been an active member of FBLA since 7th grade.  She has been instrumental in raising funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  In total, her efforts have helped the FBLA Chapter contribute more than $3000 to these groups and other organizations over the past several years.  Tori has been to numerous conferences and held several officer positions over the years, including District Vice President, President, and State Vice-President.

Tori has attended leadership training in 2014 and 2015 and each of the fall and spring conferences for the last five years.  This past year has kept Tori busy fulfilling her state officer duties at Chicago, IL; Charleston, SC and executive board meetings in Little Rock, as well as her service projects and chapter activities along with making guest appearances at the mid-level District conferences.  Tori has also achieved the “Future” and “Business” levels in the FBLA Business Achievement Awards.  This is a National FBLA recognition program for individual members of FBLA.

Tori is the daughter of Jesse and Heather McKinnon of Smackover.  As a senior at Smackover High School, Tori has been a member of the golf team and active in Student Council, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Literati, French Club, Science Club and many others.   Tori is planning to attend Henderson State University in the fall.  In her final stage appearance, Tori relinquished the presidential leadership for District III to her predecessor, Emily Harrell of Hampton, and shared a special hug with her adviser, Mrs. Tammy Ward.

McKinnon-Ward FBLA farewell pic