BCHS FFA team makes school history

The four students who made up the Burke County High School FFA Poultry Team made history as the first state-winning Career Development team from the Burke County High FFA chapter. The team placed 21st in the National Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event held at the 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. On the individual level, Alyssa Rauton, a current […]

BCHS FFA ag communications team

The Burke County High School FFA Agricultural Communications Team placed fifth in the Area 4 FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event held at Southeast Bulloch High School in Brooklet. The team’s skills were challenged in all areas of the agricultural communications field. The contest is designed to enable students to conquer the various different situations they may encounter while advocating […]

BCHS FFA dairy judging team

The Burke County High School FFA Dairy Team competed in the State FFA Dairy Cattle Career Development Event held at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton. The Dairy Cattle CDE emphasizes skills in dairy cattle selection and dairy herd management and provides experience in the evaluation of dairy cattle type, production records and dairy herd management. Participants evaluate dairy animals […]

BCHS FFA floriculture team

The Burke County High School FFA Floriculture Team placed 10th in the Area 4 FFA Floriculture Career Development Event held at Southeast Bulloch High School in Brooklet. Team members Joey Steinseifer, Alaina Zrakovi, Victoria Cash and Cathy Ordonez identified floriculture and bedding plant materials and identified ways to treat unhealthy plants due to pests, nutritional, mechanical or chemical injuries.

BCHS FFA farm business management team

The Burke County High School FFA Farm Business Management Team won the Area 4 FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event held at Southeastern Technical College in Swainsboro earlier this school year. Team members Dawson Fields, Joey Steinseifer, Sarah Tinsley and Gavin Ouzts moved on to participate in state competition as well. The Farm Business Management CDE develops the abilities […]

BCHS FFA ag sales team

The Burke County High School FFA Agriculture Sales Team placed third in the Area 4 FFA Agriculture Sales Career Development Event held at Southeast Bulloch High School in Brooklet earlier this school year. The Agriculture Sales CDE allows students to demonstrate their knowledge in selling a preselected topic with various scenarios. Team members are given a product to sell and […]


The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 653,359 student members as part of 8,568 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives […]

Lady Bears win round 1 of state

The Burke County Lady Bears defeated North Clayton in the first round of the GHSA State tournament on Saturday Feb. 17 with a score of 57-44. Head coach Leslie Lawrence said they got off to a slow start and trailed 8-2 in the opening moments. “We came out stagnant defensively. However, we were able to adjust and take a 12-8 […]

Bears get out the gate strong during opening week

The Burke County High School Bears baseball team began its season last Tuesday, Feb. 13, by defeating Screven County at home 13-3, despite allowing a three-run inning in the fourth. On Thursday, Feb. 15, they were victorious again after traveling to Louisville and handing Jefferson County a 14-3 loss. Head coach Billy Marchman said that the Screven County game was […]

Edmund Burke Spartans advance to state playoffs

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Spartans began competing in the region tournament, hosted at Edmund Burke Academy. Needing the win in order to advance to the state playoffs, the Spartans fought hard in their game Tuesday night against the Trinity Crusaders, leading them to their triple overtime win of 74-71. Sophomore Tripp Parker had his best game this season, racking […]