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Laurel High School

Phone (302) 875-6120

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

  • State Fair—Chapter Displays/Exhibits
  • 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
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.

The Laurel School District

1160 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956
Phone: (302) 875-6100Fax: (302) 875-6106