The Arkansas Times searches for 20 outstanding students to be named to their 2017 Academic All-Star Team. Each year since 1995 they have honored exceptional seniors, sharing their educational accomplishments and successes outside of school. This recognition program is a way of spreading good news about today's high school students. Congratulations to Preston Stone for being selected as an Arkansas Times Academic All Star for 2017.
The Benton Athletic Department is proud to announce our fall and winter all-star athletes. These athletes will compete in the All-Star games this summer during All-Star week.
Brayden Harris- Football; Chandler Clift- Football; Haley Hart- Cheer; Laura Beth Warner- Dance
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 finished as the 6A/7A State Runner-ups. The team is coached by Michael McClellan and Brad Harris. Team members are: Coleman Harris, Tyler Vandiver, Blake Smith, Preston Stone, Zach Wallace, Brock Morris, Bryson Krebs, Ty Neathery, Braden Harris, and Beau Belcher.
Several members of the Benton Athletic Department competed and placed in their divisions at the annual Big Press competition. Winners are:
Coleman Harris- 3rd place
Sean Thornton-3rd place
Caleb Coffman- 2nd place
Austin Jones- 1st place
Kaylee Croushore- 1st place, 1st Overall girls
Brock Morris- 1st place
Ty Neathery- 1st Place
The Benton Chess Club Tournament was held in April. The following students were winners of the tournament:
Angie Grant Elementary Students: 4th Grade - Kara W; 4th Grade - Garrett H; 5th Grade - Caleb A
Library of Congress sponsors Letters about Literature writing contest which promotes reading and writing. The theme of the contest is "How did an author's work change your view of the world or yourself?"
There were 700 Arkansas entries, 28 made it through the first round of national judging, and Kaelyn Evans was one of them. She is a finalist with special recognition for her letter to Harper Lee about To Kill a Mockingbird. In this year's contest, Kaelyn competed against 9th through 12th graders. Kaelyn Evens is in Mrs. Karen Westbrook's 9th grade English class.
Benton District's fourth grade quiz bowl team won the Dawson Co-op quiz bowl tournament. They defeated Bryant in a match and went on to defeat Lake Hamilton for the championship. Congratulations to Elle B, Luke H, Jackson K, Noah M, Kennedy S, Tucker R, Sarah T, and Finley V. The team is coached by GT teachers Anne Felan, Kristi Chumley, Morgan Roseberry, and Annette Armstrong.