The Educators Rising (formerly Future Educators Association or FEA), a division of Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK), is a professional organization that supports students who are interested in education-related careers. Through affiliation with local chapters that are registered with the international office, prospective educators have access to scholarship opportunities, as well as age appropriate materials and activities, including a national conference, that help them gain a realistic understanding of the role of the teacher. As the only national pre-collegiate program for prospective teachers, Educators Rising helps students develop the strong leadership traits that are found in high-quality educators.
The Educators Rising international headquarters are located in Arlington, VA, United States.
Future Health Professionals
Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), is an international career and technical student organization (CTSO) endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE. HOSA is composed of middle school, secondary, and post-secondary/collegiate students, along with professional, alumni, and honorary members. It is headquartered in Southlake, Texas, and is the largest student organization that prepares students to enter the healthcare field. Currently known as HOSA-Future Health Professionals, it is an international organization including the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, China, and Mexico.
ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year high school program that reaches approximately 130,000 students in more than 1,700 high schools across 50 states, Guam and the District of Columbia.
From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-life experience opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime.
The National Honor Society (NHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921. Learn more about these four pillars of membership here.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, US Territories, Canada, and around the world. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
As such, NHS chapters and students are in schools that care not only about student achievement, but also community engagement.
NHS students and their peers volunteer in their communities at the highest rates and make connecting with and serving within the community a priority. The average chapter contributes:
1,000 hours of school/community service
$26,000 in charitable donations
1,000 pounds of food to local, state, and national causes
100 pints of blood
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) officially established NHS in 1921. Though many local and regional honor societies existed prior to 1921, no nationwide organization had been founded. Under the leadership of Dr. Edward Rynearson, principal of the Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburgh, the organization grew from the original Alpha Chapter at the Fifth Avenue School to more than 1,000 chapters by 1930. Equipped with a constitution, an emblem and motto, and a group of dedicated principals as coordinators, the new NHS organization quickly developed into one of the country’s leading educational groups.
Click here to visit the National Honor Society website!
Band, Visual & Performing Arts email@example.com
We provide our members with opportunities to serve, build character, and develop leadership.
Key Club members around the world are learning how to lead and stand for what’s right through service and volunteerism. In partnership with their local Kiwanis club, high school students are making a positive impact as they serve others in their schools and communities.
Click here to visit the national Key Club Website!
Educational Display (theme: Food Science)—4th Place
Delaware Ag Products Display—6th Place
Horticulture Display (theme: This Land is Your Land)
Our members also had great success with their produce, egg, and livestock entries. This year we also provided three students the opportunity to show goats at the fair. This was a great experience, and we look forward to providing opportunities like this to more students in the future. Below are the classes or categories students placed in and their placings.
Fruits, Vegetables & Eggs
3rd & 5th
Eggs, Medium White
2nd & 5th
Sweet Corn, White
Tomato, Green Slicing
Tomato, Red Slicing
Watermelon, Ice Box
Livestock - Rabbits
Netherland Dwarf Buck, Black
Netherland Dwarf Buck, Black Silver Martin
Netherland Dwarf Buck, Other Variety
Netherland Dwarf Doe, Other Variety
Livestock - Goats
Boer Market Goat, Jr. (45-48 lbs)
Boer Market Goat, Jr. (84-87 lbs)
6th & 9th
Showmanship (age 15)
3rd & 10th
Showmanship (age 16)
Delaware State Fair Exhibits/Chapter Displays
Food Products & Processing Systems, Divison VI - 1st Place
Members: Briana Spradlin & Sean Dixon
Project Name: Project Title: “Assessing the Antimicrobial Properties of Steam-Distilled Plant Oils on High-Touch Cafeteria Surfaces”
*** These students were also named National Finalists (top 10 in the nation) by National FFA. They will compete and be recognized at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis this October.
Food Science CDE- 1st Place
Members: Aidan Bell, Ashlyn Ullman, Bailey Ullman, and Kaitlyn Roy
*** These students placed 1st in the state in the Food Science CDE, qualifying them to compete at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis this October.
Clubs & Organizations - Business Professionals of America
At Laurel High School we believe that it is our duty to help our scholars become well-rounded innovative and critical thinkers. To this end we offer a variety of clubs and activities to support and challenge 'well-roundedness.' Please explore the links to the left and thanks for your interest in the Bulldogs!
Academics - Pass 21
District Vision: Prepare ALL Students for Success in the 21st Century! - Pass 21
The mission of The Laurel School District is to prepare all students for success in the 21st century by:
The Instructional Mission of The Laurel School District is to prepare all students for success in the 21st century by:
Providing challenging, standards-based instruction and needed supports so that all students can meet high expectations and experience academic RIGOR
Fostering creativity and divergent thinking through authentic learning designed to give purpose and RELEVANCE to each student’s experience
Building a strong community of students, teachers, and administrators focused on trust and RELATIONSHIPS that will foster a lifelong love of teaching and learning