New Prairie High-Lights
Talent Show a Hit New Prairie High School’s Talent Show was a hit, raising $1400 for Haydan’s Helping Hound. On Wednesday, March 14, students and teachers put their talents on stage before a nearly full house. Acts ranged from singing show tunes to a live rock band to a dramatic monologue.
The winning act was junior Levi Britton who played guitar and sang “Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeran. The best news, though, was that the total admission collected will help NP teacher Brandi Spoor and her family acquire a specially trained canine companion to help her son who has autism, Haydan, with tasks and personal safety. The event was organized by Student Senate, whose sponsor is English and theater teacher Kortney Brennan.
FBLA at SLC FBLA recently attended and competed at the State Leadership Conference in Indianapolis. The members brought home 26 first places finishes, 27 second place finishes, and 23 third place finishes along with many fourth through seventh place finishes.
Our chapter also won the Community Service Project and Local Chapter Annual Business Reports events. In addition, New Prairie brought home the state championship for chapters. Conner Snyder was elected State President and Tynder Kopczynski was elected State Treasurer.
Quadratic Equation Launching Gummy Bears The students are launching a gummy bear. They will collect data on its height and the time it took to getting that height. Then they will use their data to find a quadratic equation to predict the height of the gummy bear at any moment in time since its launch.
No Longer Just Plows, Cows, and Sows The agriculture program at New Prairie High School has been developing over the past two years and is moving students in the direction of careers in agriculture.
The courses are very lab based and cover topics from pollution to molecular genetics. The agriculture classroom of today more closely models a modern laboratory than a traditional barn. The applied science is emphasized as we look to the support of the growers who produce our food and fiber.
The production aspect of agriculture is promoted and practiced when class participants become members of the National FFA Organization and develop Supervised Agricultural Experiences. These experiences can be based on the production of food and fiber or any of the allied industries. We are excited to see where this program goes next.