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Weightlifting Team-

The BHS weightlifting team competed in the state championship weight meet in Alma. The weightlifting team consisted of 10 lifters taken from the BHS football strength/conditioning program. This team, coached by Brad Harris, finished as the 6A/7A state champions.

John Dirst

Jackson Drewry

Aiden Birdsong

Gavin Wells

D’Anthony Harper

Zach Wallace

Brock Morris

Kyvin Carroll

Sean Thornton

Robert Langford

*Brock Morris won 1st place in his division and set a new state record in Power Clean and overall weight lifted in his division.

Big Press- 

Several members of the Benton Athletic program competed and placed in their divisions at the Annual Big Press Competition. 

BJH- (by weight class) 

Jackson Drewry- 1st Place, Pound for Pound

Beau Wright- 1st Place

Tyler Cochran- 1st Place

Karin Hernandez- 1st Place

Kyree Watkins- 1st Place 

BHS- (by weight class) 

Zak Wallace- 1st Place

Brock Morris- 2nd Place

Abby Penn - 2nd Place


We are proud to announce that our 2018 National Merit Finalist from Benton High School is Jared Hastings. Jared qualified as a semifinalist after a qualifying score on the PSAT in the fall of 2016. He then advanced in February 2018 as a finalist in the competition for a National Merit Scholarship. Congratulations Jared Hastings on your academic accomplishment.

5th Brigade, United States Army Cadet Command, inspected the Benton High School JROTC Program as part of the JROTC Program of Accreditation (JPA) on 10 April 2018. The Cadets conducted several exercises as part of the inspection including a presentation of the Continuous Improvement Project, a presentation of our Service Learning Project, an In-Ranks Inspection, a Color Guard demonstration, a Drill Team demonstration, and interviews between the inspectors and Cadets. The Cadets earned a score of 95.75% placing the program in the category of Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD). HUD is the highest ranking possible for a JROTC Program and is awarded to schools that rank in the top 10% of JROTC Programs nationwide. As an Honor Unit with Distinction, the Cadets will wear a Gold Star on their uniforms. Additionally with this recognition, the Senior Army Instructor is authorized to nominate Cadets in the program to any of the Service Academies.


Micaiah Temple Dianna Plunkett Lydia Huthmaker
Connor Roy Christopher Bratton Sarissa Strandlund
Aiden Ball Kinyah Carter Jarrett Page
Adam Barrow Jordan Asbury Hunter Amato
Austin Green Jacob Melson Emily Plischke
Lily Matney Zach Benham  

In appreciation of your extra effort and hard work for the JROTC Program of Accreditation Inspection, you were directly responsible for the Benton High School JROTC Program earning the recognition as an Honor Unit with Distinction.


Beginning in February, 264 choirs from 6 regions in Arkansas embarked on the Choral Performance Assessment journey. The BHS choirs, comprised of Concert Choir, Concert Women, Jazz Choir, Chamber Choir, and Chamber Men's Ensemble qualified at the region level to compete at the state contest. Of the 264 high school choirs that began the journey in February, only 44 were designated as Sweepstakes award winners.

Benton High School had four choirs who received that honor along with the BHS Chamber Choir winning "Best in Class" Mixed Choir, Medium division for 6A schools. Chamber has won that award in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018.

Congratulations to these choirs who are directed by Angela White.

The BHS FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) competed in the state FBLA competition. The following students placed in their respective competitions:

1st Place - Emerging Business Issues - TJ Capel, Nick Gayle, and Jackie Sherrel
2nd Place - Marketing - Ryan Taneja
4th Place - Sales Presentation - Julia McPeake

Congratulations on your hard work and success.


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