Young lady stands in front of plain wall wearing FFA jacket. Michaela L. receives outstanding DEKALB award based on her many accomplishments in FFA programs and various awards received.

Michaela L., FFA(Future Farmers of America) member at Abingdon High School, was recently presented the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company. Michaela received the award for excellence in academics, leadership, and agricultural work experience. Michaela’s significant experiences and accomplishments have included being the highest individual overall for the State Agricultural Sales contest as well as being a member of the first place team; being named the Appalachian Area Star in Agricultural Placement; winning a state proficiency award in the area of Specialty Crop Production; serving as reporter, vice president, and president of the Abingdon FFA; serving as the Appalachian Area vice president; volunteering on numerous committees; and competing in many different FFA career development events on the federation, area, state, and national levels. Mindy McCroskey and Phillip McCroskey, Jr. are the AHS FFA sponsors.

This year the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 67th anniversary. Over these 67 years more than 168,000 high school seniors from across the country have received the award, which has become a symbol for excellence and a prestigious agricultural honor. Monsanto, a long-time supporter of agricultural education, FFA, 4-H, and other farm youth organizations and initiatives, sponsors the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award.

Three rows of students holding up a tasty treat. First Graders holding up their tasty, wormy treat!

Valley Institute first graders have been studying our Earth. They have learned many things about the Earth's resources including soil and worms! They also read a fun chapter book, Marty McGuire Digs Worms that was full of wormy facts! Did you know that in one acre of land that there can be over 1 million earthworms?!! During this study students have changed the way they look at both the Earth's soil and the creatures that live in it. To bring it all together, students made their own soil that ended up being pretty tasty!

A group of students standing on risers sing as they are directed by an adult. The Greendale Choir performs at the Music in the Parks Competition!

On Saturday, May 7, the Greendale Elementary School Choir, made up of 47 third, fourth, and fifth-grade students and under the direction of Mr. Bradley Fore, traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to compete in the Music in the Parks Festival Adjudication. The choir worked all year to prepare two songs to sing at the competition. After an early morning departure, the students arrived at Northview Academy in Sevierville, Tennessee—anxious to sing for the two judges who would determine their score. After the performance, the choir was treated to an afternoon of fun inside Dollywood. That evening, the students attended an energetic awards ceremony, where they were presented with a trophy for first place in their division! The Greendale Choir earned an “Excellent” rating, and their performance was only three percentage points away from a “Superior”—an impressive accomplishment for the choir’s first ever competition. We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication exhibited by Mr. Fore and his choir students on this accomplishment!

A male teacher is greeted on stage by two female students with audience members looking on. Student Council officers Emily B. and Abigail D. recognize teacher Uley Daniels as SCA teacher of the year.

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, Holston High School held its annual underclassmen awards program. With the parents of award winners in attendance, each department recognized students who had exceptional grades, perfect attendance, or had excelled in a skilled contest.

There were over one hundred recognitions during the ceremony. 2013-14 was an exceptional year and demonstrated that, even after fifty years of providing education, Holston flourishes because of its teachers, student, and the community that supports it.

The ceremony was capped off with the recognition of two outstanding teachers. Dorothy Richey was selected by the faculty as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year and Uley Daniels received recognition as the year's Outstanding Teacher by the SCA. The faculty and staff look forward to providing many more years of service to the community.

A girl stands beside a desk. Kendal M. stands beside the desk that she designed.

Patrick Henry High School Agriculture students have been busy completing a number of self-projects this spring. One project was completed by sophomore, Kendal M., who designed and constructed a "unique" walnut desk that she can use for her art hobbies. Kendal and other classmates, with advice from their agriculture teacher, Mr. Kevin Thayer, carefully selected and joined solid wood for this project. As a result of this class project, students have gained more appreciation for true "handcrafted" wood products! When the final project is complete, students can be proud of their design. Congratulations to these students for a great job.

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