Ms. Jennifer White was named the 2019-2020 Arkansas Energy Education Teacher of the Year. This award was presented to her at the annual meeting of AIPRO in Little Rock on October 1st.  Along with a trophy, Ms. White also received $1,000 to use in her classroom. Congratulations Ms. White!

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program created to provide opportunities for high school students to take college-level courses and receive college credit for them. The curriculum for each course is rigorous and students must earn a score of 3 or above on an AP exam in order to receive the credit. AP Scholar is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. AP Scholar with Honor is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. AP Scholar with Distinction is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. The students below earned the distinguished as noted.

AP Scholars - 2018-19
AP Scholars With Honor - 2018-19
AP Scholars with Distinction - 2018-19
Bell; Max R. (11) Burrus; Lillie E. (11) Byrd; Branden W. (12)
Burks; Jacob (11) Butler; Bishop J.(11) Davis; Rylie N. (12)
Cyr; Sydney A. (11) Crotts; Savannah G. (11) Dorman; Elizabeth J. (12)
Greenwell; Emily C. (11) Garner; Kirsten E. (11) Ehorn; Sydnee G. (12)
Hodges; Emma L. (11) Jones; Olivia G. (11) Henneberry; Gillian M. (12)
Hynum; Joshua S. (11) Taylor; Seth D. (11) Ritter; Kinley M. (12)
Kneisler; Jesse D. (11) Herzfeld; Robert L. (12) Russell; Garrett T. (12)
Myers; Shelby R. (11) Thomas; Jameson S. (12) Shelnut; Grant (12)
Pascual; Myranda v. (11) Snellback; Allana (12)
Roy; Connor M. (11) Weston; Kathleen (12)
Sadler; Kane T. (11)
Scott; Robert H. (11)
Taneja; Ryan (11)
Terhune; Hunter K. (11)
Vittitow; JoAnna D. (11)
Allison; Michael a. (12)
Avery; Claire E. (12)
Bethel; Henry C. (12)
Cox; Dalton A. (12)
Dick; Julia B. (12)
Elliott; Marilee (12)
Espey; William T. (12)
Farmer; Taylor M. (12)
Flynn; Austin (12)
Ginther; Caitlin E. (12)
Hall; Mathew W. (12)
Hardy; Kristin D. (12)
Martinez; Jollyana (12)
Mccauley; Coleman S. (12)
Plaisance; Silas R. (12)
Rhodes; Mason L. (12)
Scott; Trinity L. (12)
Spakes; Sarah B. (12)
Sullins; Emilee A. (12)
Thomas; Madison E. (12)
Thompson; Caroline(12)
Wagner; Tess F. (12)
Young; Kedran A. (12)

From an initial pool of approximately 1.6 million students, Kirsten Garner and Bishop Butler are two of approximately 16,000 students to be named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. They will now compete to be named National Merit Finalists. We are incredibly proud these students for this amazing accomplishment.

Olivia Jones is a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.  She is being recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by her outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry.  Olivia placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition.

October is National Principals Month, and we want to take this opportunity to recognize all of the Benton School District’s outstanding principals. It is through their hard work, dedication, and commitment that our students and staff are able to excel in many ways. With their leadership and high expectations, our schools have achieved very high levels of success both academically and through extracurricular activities. We are so appreciative to these administrators for the roles they play in helping our students, staff, and district to be among the best in the state.

Benton High School
    Principal - Curt Barger
Benton Junior High School
    Principal - Chad Pitts
Benton Middle School
    Principal - Steve Quinn    

Angie Grant Elementary School
    Principal - Lori Bacon    

Caldwell Elementary School
    Principal - Diane Lovell    

Howard Perrin Elementary School
    Principal - Stacye Shelnut
Ringgold Elementary School
    Principal - Beverly Mayfield

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