Agriculture Students Excel at Competition

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, August 1, 2019) – More than 20 agricultural teachers and college professors from throughout the U.S. recently met in Indianapolis to determine what FFA members and teams will compete for top honors in the 2019 National FFA Agriscience Fair.

Rikki Holloway of the Smackover FFA chapter has been named a national finalist this year in the Power, Structural and Technical Systems category in Division One of the competition. 

Additionally, the team of Brennan Holland and Gavin Murphy representing the Smackover FFA chapter has been named a finalist this year in the social systems category in Division Two of the competition.

The National FFA Agriscience Fair is a key competition that is part of the annual National FFA Convention & Expo, October 30 through November. 2, 2019 in Indianapolis. To qualify, FFA members working as individuals or teams in grades seven through 12 are required to conduct a scientific research project pertaining to the agriculture or food science industries and win their state’s FFA agriscience fair.

Individuals or teams compete in one of six categories – animal systems; environmental services/natural resource systems; food products and processing systems; plant systems; power, structural and technical systems; or social science – in six divisions – individuals in grades 7-8, teams grades 7-8, individuals grades 9-10,teams grades 9-10, individuals in grades 11-12, and teams grades 11-12.

First-place winners in each state have qualified for the national pre-qualifying judging. The panel of judges reviewed entries and selected a maximum of 12 in each category and division to move on to the national competition. For a complete list of results, check here:

The 2019 National FFA Agriscience Fair is sponsored by Cargill, John Deere and Syngenta.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 669,989 student members who belong to one of 8,630 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.

From the Office of the Superintendent

From the Office of Superintendent Jason Black:

There was an electrical smoke smell coming from one outlet in the main building of Smackover High School.

The high school was promptly evacuated.

There was no fire on the high school campus.

Everything has been repaired and resolved.  All students, staff, and faculty have returned to their classes safely.

Welcome Back!

It’s the first day of school!

It has been such an exciting morning as we have welcomed back to school all of our students from the tiniest learners at Smackover Preschool all the way to our oldest students at Smackover High School.  A huge thank you goes to all of the parents, families, and community members who have helped to make this day go so smoothly!

Our faculty, staff, and administration are so glad to have each and every child in our school district.  We look forward to a fantastic school year!

Click on the image below for a welcome back message from Norphlet Middle School.


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