Two students at Oakland High School have been selected to participate in summer academic programs.
Marley Poole, a rising senior at Oakland High School, has been selected to participate in Tennessee Governor’s School for the Agricultural Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
It is a four-week program. Students receive classroom instruction and off-campus agricultural activities. They also receive college credit hours.
The students are scheduled to visit Bayer Research Lab, Tyson Food, UT College of Veterinary Medicine and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
Hannah Harrell, a rising junior, qualified to compete at the Tennessee State FFA Prepared Public Speaking contest. She will be among six speakers competing at the Tennessee FFA State Convention held at the end of June in Gatlinburg.
The event is designed to develop agricultural leadership, communication skills and promote interest in leadership and citizenship.
She plans to give an eight-minute, memorized speech about the impacts that cancel culture has on the agriculture industry. She then will answer questions about her speech from a panel of judges for five minutes.