Tyler McDorman has earned all-state honors for his performance at the February 17th regional chess tournament and the March 3rd state tournament. At the February 17th regional, Tyler was named Tournament MVP. Congratulations, Tyler!
The BHS chess team recently finished as state runners-Up at the 4A - 7A state tournament. They beat teams from ASMSA, Booneville, and Bryant while earning a draw against Greenwood. The team finished with the same record as North Little Rock, but lost on the final tie break.
Sponsor: Todd Bevill
Congratulations to Tracy Watson for being one of the 16 educators selected for a $1000 sponsorship to attend the Computer Science Teacher Association Conference in July! The $1,000 sponsorships were open to Arkansas K-12 public school teachers, librarians, curriculum coordinators, counselors and other educators who have demonstrated their commitment to technology integration and computer science education at their school or district. Educators were selected by an impartial committee of ADE employees and statewide computer science specialists who reviewed all applicants and scored them using a rubric. Congratulations, Ms. Watson!
Benton High School students auditioned February 2nd in Jonesboro, AR, to be selected to the Arkansas All-State Choir. Students were judged by a panel of five judges in solo competition and by two additional judges in sight reading. This honor is the highest for solo singers in the state. Congratulations to the following students:
Alex Horn, 1st chair - Mixed Choir
Anakin Bumgardner, Mixed Choir
JonDavid Person, Mixed Choir
Raylen Hall, Female Chorus
Caitlyn Wright, alternate
Kevin Wright, Male Chorus
Danielle Thompson, Female Chorus
Jesse Kneisler, Male Chorus
Veronica West, Female Chorus
Director: Angela White
Benton Junior High Quiz Bowl team recently competed in state and regional competitions. They placed 2nd in region and 2nd in their side of the state bracket. Team members are Hank Herzfeld, Perry Lewis, Andrew Pierce, Tyler Lawrence, Ali Grace Villines, Bobbie Barnes, Erin Brasher, Emma Cavaneau, Emma Dudley, Kinsey Garofalo, Abby Grace Wilson. Congratulations to this team and Coach Sarah Armstrong!