Darci Stoll, a psychology and sociology teacher at Benton High School, was selected to be a member of the Teacher Leadership Advisory Group (TLAG). This group is made up of 30 outstanding education leaders across the state. Several units within the department will be utilizing the TLAG group throughout the rest of the school year and possibly into the summer. Some of the projects include recommending the criteria for the new tiered licensure rules, aiding in the development of equity labs, and helping to write the new family and community engagement frameworks.
Students auditioned on October 14, 2017, for the Region 3 Honor Choir. Forty-four of Benton's 55 students were selected to this choir. Of those selected, the following students were awarded first chair in their respective voice parts: Kevin Wright, Makenzie McAnally, and Anakin Bumgardner. BHS had the highest percentage rate of acceptance of any other school in our region with 80% of students selected. Choir is directed by Angela White. Congratulations!
Three BHS Panther football players were recognized by the coaches of the 6A West and Arkansas Activities Association as All State. Those players are Beau Belcher, DJ Stirgus, and Zach Wallace. DJ was also voted Best Defensive Back in 6A West. Congratulations!
The BHS Pepsteppers Dance Team is the 6A State Runner-up. They finished 1st in the Pom routine and finished 2nd in Jazz, Kick and Hip Hop at the State Dance Competition. We are very proud of the continued success of our BHS Pepsteppers.
|Addie Woerner||Ashlee Haynes|
|Avery Tackett||DaNahia Cuningkin|
|Shelby Harding||Abby Penn|
|Autumn Harris||Hattie Mahoney|
|Kedran Young||Leslie Huggs|
|Madison Thomas||Shelby Lynch|
|Addie Chumley||Anna Claire Burrow|
|Annika Jostad||Felicity Sills|
|Jenna Johnson||Jozlyne Josephson|
|Manager:||Anna Claire Rose|
The Benton Junior High volleyball team won the Central Arkansas Junior High Conference championship. This team was 30-5-2 overall and 16-1 in conference play. The Benton volleyball program is a great source of pride for our school and community as it continues to be one of the best programs in the state. Congratulations to this team and Coach Michelle Shoppach.
|Elizabeth Baldwin||Hannah Brewer|
|Sarah Callahan||Sakari Faulkner|
|Gracie Finley||Payton Fleeman|
|Reece Givens||Skylar Goff|
|Haley McFalls||Tuesday Melton|
|Erika Oritz||McCarlee Perkins|
|Sarah Beth Prickett||Adeline Rose|
|Katie Strickland||Lily Winters|
Jay Hollowell, Mayor of the City of Helena-West Helena, and John Hoy, Superintendent of Schools, have expressed their appreciation for the the assistance and support offered to their students and staff following an accident that involved all three of their buses while transporting their football team to a playoff game in November. They were especially grateful for the provision made by the Benton School District, the Director of Transportation and the drivers who provided transportation to the students. Thank you to Danny Revis, transportation director, and drivers Robin Creel, Karl Barnes, and Lynn Moore.