Educators Rising

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.

See the Prostart website here

National Honor Society

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:


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! 

Marching Band

Jason Rogers

Band, Visual & Performing Arts

Key Club

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!

Future Farmers of America

About FFA:

National FFA Organization is an American 501(c)(3) youth organization, specifically a career and technical student organization, based on middle and high school classes that promote and support agricultural education. It was founded in 1925 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, by agriculture teachers Henry C. Groseclose,[9] Walter NewmanEdmund Magill, and Harry Sanders as Future Farmers of Virginia. In 1928, it became a nationwide organization known as Future Farmers of America. In 1988 the name was changed to the National FFA Organization, now commonly referred to as FFA, to recognize that the organization is for students with diverse interests in the food, fiber, and natural resource industries, encompassing science, business, and technology in addition to production agriculture.[10] Today FFA is among the largest youth organizations in the United States, with 669,989 members in 8,630 chapters[11] throughout all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. FFA is the largest of the career and technical student organizations in U.S. schools.

See the FFA website here!

Delaware State Fair - Summer 2023

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
Cantaloupe3rd & 5th
Cucumber, Long3rd
Eggs, Medium White4th
Pepper, Bell3rd
Squash, Straightneck2nd
Squash, Zucchini2nd & 5th
Sweet Corn, White5th
Tomato, Green Slicing4th
Tomato, Red Slicing2nd
Watermelon, Ice Box1st
Watermelon, Large2nd
Livestock - Rabbits
Netherland Dwarf Buck, Black1st
Netherland Dwarf Buck, Black Silver Martin1st
Netherland Dwarf Buck, Other Variety1st
Netherland Dwarf Doe, Other Variety1st
Livestock - Goats
Boer Market Goat, Jr. (45-48 lbs)2nd
Boer Market Goat, Jr. (84-87 lbs)6th & 9th
Showmanship (age 15)3rd & 10th
Showmanship (age 16)6th

Delaware State Fair Exhibits/Chapter Displays

Horticulture Display

Winning Watermelon - 1st Place

Agriscience Fair

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

Business Professionals of America (BPA) is a career and technical student organization that is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Link to BPA website!

Activities - Clubs & Organizations

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

District Mission

The mission of The Laurel School District is to prepare all students for success in the 21st century by:

Instructional Mission​​

The Instructional Mission of The Laurel School District is to prepare all students for success in the 21st century by: