Backbone Ridge - Dr. Miles Watson, sponsor

Backbone Ridge is the literary magazine of the Searcy Public School District. Now in our sixth year of production, we publish poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, photography, and artwork from our students (K-12), faculty, employees, and alumni.

Beta Club - Trisha White & Catie Holman, sponsors

The Beta Club is a leadership-service organization. Its purpose is to stimulate effort and reward as well as encourage its members to continue their education after high school. Service projects may include Fall Harvest Festival, Valentines for Byrd Haven, and other community service activities.

Cheerleaders, 9th Grade - Tyler Choate, sponsor

Cheerleaders promote school spirit, encourage good sportsmanship, and cheer in pep assemblies and games.

Cheerleaders, Varsity - Stacy Cramblett, sponsor

Cheerleaders promote school spirit, encourage good sportsmanship, and cheer in pep assemblies and games.

Choir - Tina Niederbrach, director

The choir competes for honors in Regional and State Choral Festivals, presents concerts, and other singing engagements throughout the community.

EAST - Kay Carpenter, facilitator

EAST focuses on student-driven service projects through the use of the latest in technology. EAST labs are equipped with classrooms containing state-of-the-art workstations, servers, software, and accessories, including GPS/GIS mapping tools, architectural and CAD design software, 3D animation suites, and much more. Students find problems in their local communities, and then use these tools to solve them.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) - Tommi Johnston, sponsor

FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school through grade 12.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) – Bryant Turney, sponsor

FCA's mission is to present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. Its vision is to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

Fine Arts Club – Terry Hester, sponsor

To give artistic students more opportunities to use their talent to benefit school and community. Projects include Adopt a Street program, sign paintings, pumpkin contests, donating Turkeys at Thanksgiving, etc.

French Club – Sue Slaughter, sponsor

Purpose and Activities: Various activities are designed each year to increase interest in the French language and customs. Major projects could include participating in Mardi Gras and donating to various charities (911 & disaster relief).

Future Teachers of America - Calandra Cook, sponsor

Special projects promote enthusiasm and recognition for those presently involved in the teaching profession and those who desire it. Surprises and snacks for teachers, Secret Santa, Christmas for Kids, canned food drives, Happy Grams, and fall and Spring Teaching Days are among the many projects of FTA members.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) –Bliss Akridge, sponsor

Purpose and Activities: Service oriented to build a business background of work or furthering education. Angel Tree, canned goods for Thanksgiving, donations for Children's Hospital, Fall Leadership Conference, District and State Leadership Conferences, Data Match, and Santa Paws are some of our activities


FFA develops premiere leadership, personal growth, and career success. Activities include live stock exhibitions, leadership contests, career contests, state and national conventions, camps, and public service projects..

Junior Class – Lori Nielsen & Sherry Farhatt, sponsors

The Junior Class has the responsibility of raising money for the Junior/ Senior Prom. Juniors can earn Prom Points in exchange for a Prom Ticket. Fundraisers include selling Butter Braids, working the Basketball Concession stand, and bringing in items for the spring auction. Juniors must earn 3 Prom points in exchange for their ticket.

Key Club – Steve Snow DR. MILES WATSON, sponsors

Purpose and Activities: Sunshine School Christmas Project, Angel Tree, Red Cross Blood Drives, Don't Text 'N' Drive Campaign, Kiwanis Club Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, Kiwanis Club Rollin' Razorback Fundraiser.

Lionsteppers - Amanda Simpson, sponsor 

It is the purpose of the Searcy Lionsteppers to promote school spirit, provide entertainment at athletic events, and to represent and contribute to the school and community.

National Honor Society – Mica Rose & Sandy Webb, sponsors

Members of NHS serve as examples to fellow students in character, service, leadership, and scholarship. Service projects include, but are not limited to the Angel Tree Project, Spring Food Drive, serving at banquets and receptions, helping with SHS recycling project, and serving in the concession stand. Members will also complete a minimum 10-hour independent service project with pre-approval from the sponsors.


Purpose: to encourage and recognize individual student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication. To qualify, students must be in the upper one third of their graduating class; they must have been in a journalism program for at least a year; they must be a junior or senior and be recommended by their journalism adviser.

Quiz Bowl – Beverly Joyner, sponsor

Requirements: Try-outs, attend meets, study practice manuals; final eight members chosen based on overall performance during the year.

Spanish Club – Jessica Haynes, sponsor

Purpose & Activities:  Server the community through various charities and experience a bit of Hispanic culture each month.

  • Seasonal tray cards for Arkansas Children's Hospital
  • Adopt a Senior Citizen at Christmas
  • Día de los muertos treats for the teachers
Spanish Honorary – Lori Nielsen, sponsor

The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and Portuguese and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society in 1953, the name was changed in 1959. At present there are over 2,000 national and international chapters. The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic and Portuguese studies.

Student Council – Sarah Jones, Sponsor

Student Council is the major link between the student body and the administration. In order to maximize their skills, Student Council members attend regional association meetings and participate in Arkansas State University's Leadership Day. Student Council members represent SHS as servers at the Chamber of Commerce and Hall of Honor dinners and as ushers at Senior Assembly. The Student Council organization has exciting plans underway to help meet the needs of students and increase unity of the SHS student body in the coming school years.  

Youth to Youth – Kelly Delgado, sponsor

Youth to Youth is a club that is based on teens helping other teens make positive choices in life. We promote drug, alcohol, and tobacco free life styles. The club participates in Red Ribbon Week, fundraising activities for causes in the community, and campaigns to discourage distracted driving.