Mrs. Trudy Farnell

Phone: 919-934-5191


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Trudy Farnell

I graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a BA in History and received my Masters Degree in History Education from East Carolina University. During the span of my teaching career, I have taught at Myers Park High School and East Mecklenburg High School in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg School System and at Smithfield-Selma High School in Johnston County.  

At SSS, in addition to teaching World History, I am a member of the AVID site team, and I serve as Adviser to the Smithfield-Selma Student Association (SSSA), which is our student government, and as faculty facilitator for the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy.

My favorite historical figure is the longest reigning Tudor monarch.  My current favorite "go to girl" is THE NOTORIOUS RBG.



thus rendering history the most important subject taught at Smithfield-Selma High School



                                  First Semester                                    

    Block 1:   Honors World History

    Block 2:   Planning

    Block 3:   World History (we have 2nd lunch)

    Block 4:   Honors World History


    Using the JCPS email is the best way to contact me.  I make a serious attempt to respond to emails within 24 hours of receiving them.  



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    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senate Bill 704 was signed into law this month which includes some new calendar requirements. Therefore, the board adopted a calendar which has adjusted the first instructional day for students as August 17, 2020...

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    As the school year comes to a close, please note that JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months, rather than the previous 14. Summer meal service will begin Monday, June 1. Curbside meals will be served Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Benson Middle, Clayton Middle, Four Oaks Elementary, North Johnston Middle, Princeton Elementary, Selma Elementary, Smithfield-Selma High, West Clayton Elementary, and West Smithfield Elementary.

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