Future Business Leaders of America competed in the state competition against hundreds of other students from across the state. The following students placed in their respective competitions and have qualified to compete at the National FBLA competition:
2nd Place - Julia McPeake - Sales Presentation
3rd Place - Aaron Conrad - Political Science
3rd Place - Hank Herzfeld - Introduction to Business
4th Place - Olivia Roberson - Journalism
BMS winners of the Poets Roundtable of Arkansas 2019 Sybil Nash Student Poetry contest are:
2nd HM - Bella Crowe- "A Good Book Can Get You Thinking"
1HM - Addison Glaze - "Lost Memories"
3rd Place - Makayla Blankenship - "The Story of My Life"
2nd Place - Mackenzie Burt - "Goodbye Letter"
These winners are also invited to attend the Poet's Roundtable of Arkansas Dr. Lily Peters Spring Celebration to read their poems and receive their prizes. Congratulations!
Congratulations to the winners of the Martin Luther King Essay Contest. Each winner was awarded a cash prize along with a certificate.
Addison Ball - 5th Grade
Chase Kemp - 5th Grade
Lanie Rippy - 6th Grade
Seth Young - 6th Grade
Jordan Cloud - 7th Grade
Kobe Johnson submitted an essay exploring whether or not free expression and civility can and should coexist. He won second place in the Arkansas School Boards Association's first annual Student Speaking/Essay contest and was awarded a $750 cash prize. He then presented his speech at the ASBA Annual Leadership Conference. Congratulations, Kobe!
Lydia Huthmaker has received a four-year Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) scholarship to attend Marion Military Institute, located in Marion, Alabama where she will major in nursing.
Huthmaker was chosen from among 4,400 applicants nationwide. These scholarships are awarded on a merit basis, reflecting academic achievement, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities, and personal interviews.
While at Benton High School, Huthmaker was active in JROTC holding several leadership positions and served as Commander for the Panther Battalion during her senior year.
The scholarship entitlements include tuition and fees, as well as an annual book allowance, and a monthly stipend for each school year.
Upon graduation, Huthmaker will receive a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant and serve four to five years in the Army by committing to either active duty, the Army Reserve or the National Guard.
Huthmaker is the daughter of Colleen and John Huthmaker.
The BHS girls swim team won first place in the state girls 400-yard relay. Team members are Janie Lee, Lydia Huthmaker, Samantha West, and Claire Avery. Samantha West won the girls 500 free style. Hunter Harrison won the boys 200 free style. Congratulations to these athletes and coaches!