The Benton School District Teacher of the Year was selected from a group of the most skillful and dedicated teachers in the district. This teacher was selected by a panel that included administrators, school board member, a former TOY winner, a retired teacher, and a parent. The 2019 District Toy of the Year is Monica Zaremba! Congratulations!

The Benton School District participates in the Arkansas Teacher of the Year (TOY) program coordinated through the Arkansas Department of Education. Candidates who are are skillful and dedicated teachers are nominated by teachers in their respective buildings. A teacher from each campus was selected as the Building Teacher of the Year by a committee formed by the principal from each respective building. The winner from each building advanced to the District Teacher of the Year competition. CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019 Building Teachers of the Year!

Laura Kyzer Benton High School
Monica Zaremba Benton Junior High School
Jacqueline Daugherty Benton Middle School
Kathryn McCoy Ringgold Elementary
Sara Ward Perrin Elementary
Kara Conrad Caldwell Elementary
Erin Hohman Grant Elementary

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 Champions and Overall State Champions.  This is two years in a row that Benton has won the 6A/7A State Championship. Team members are Eli Contorno, John Dirst, Monterio Mack, Jake Wright, Beau Wright, Braxton Slaughter, D'Anthony Harper, Tre Maxwell, Hayden Purdy, and Kris Wright. The team is coached by Jason Gentry and Brad Harris.

Congratulations to these two individual Weightlifting State Champions:
148 lb Class - Monterio Mack
165 lb Class - Jake Wright

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

Pound per Pound Team Champions - Sean Thornton, Braxton Slaughter,
                                                    Gavin Wells, Monterio Mack

Individual Champion (weight class) - Monterio Mack

Brandy Chumley was awarded Arkansas High School Bowling Coach of the Year.  This award is voted on by coaches from around the state.  Coach Chumley led the Benton boys bowling team to a Conference and State Championship this year. This is a great accomplishment since Benton does not have a bowling facility. Congratulations, Coach Chumley!

Congratulations to these winter sport All State athletes:

Wrestling Nate Robinson
Cheer Jade Dorman
Dance Abby Penn
Boys Basketball Sawyer Oulch
Girls Basketball    Makenzy Davidson
Bowling Sophia Meadows, Carter Robinson, Seth Morgan
Boys Swim Chase Albough, Bryan Byrd, Hunter Harrison, Landon Huff, Ryan Mitchem
Girls Swim Claire Avery, Lydia Huthmaker, Janie Lee, Samantha West

State Choir competition was held April 9th on the campus of UCA in Conway.  The BHS Belles and Beaus won Best in Class for small mixed ensemble and were named OVERALL 6A Best in Class Small Ensemble. (State Champion). Choir members are Abbi Sullins, Alex Horn, Jozlyne Josephson, Jesse Kneisler, Katharine Crowe, Jon Sadler, Raylen Hall, Sydnee Ehorn, and Veronica West.


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