We are proud of all of the students who tried out for all-region. They all worked hard and accomplished much. Choir director is Merideth McCoy.
The following are 7th grade All-Region Choir Students who were all ranked 1st through 10th place:
|Jade Sparks - 1st chair Soprano 1 A
Micah Hall - 2nd chair Soprano 1 A
Kaylen Hughes - 7th chair Soprano 1 A
Lynley Archer - 9th chair Soprano 2 A
Elizabeth Armstrong - 1st chair Soprano 2 B
Emma Cobb - 7th chair Soprano 2 B
Madyson Bright - 9th chair Soprano 2 B
Abigail Fogleman - 10th chair Soprano 2 B
|Henley Hooks - 1st chair Alto A (scored 2nd highest score out of everybody in the whole region in any voice part!)
Faith Dougherty - 8th chair Alto A
Spring Hicks - 10th chair Alto A
Blake Covert - 2nd chair Tenor 1
Elijah Harris - 3rd chair Tenor 1
Eli Cowden - 4th chair Tenor 1
Noah Koch - 5th chair Tenor 1
Lane VonDresky - 6th chair Tenor 1
These students made all-region as well:
Central Office received a call from Tammy Tackett, wife of Lonsdale Fire Chief Eddie Tackett, praising the actions of one of our Bus Drivers. On Nov. 13th, a BJH student was involved in ATV accident. Bus Driver Carol Burrow, a 22 year employee, was the first on the scene. With the assistance of BJH student, Carson Totten, they were able to stop the bleeding and move the ATV from the road. They stayed with the student until First Responders arrived. The student was taken the Children’s Hospital where he received 40 stitches. We would like to present this Panther Pride Award to Carol and Carson for their actions.
Benton High School received a $12,500 grant from Entergy to assist in the implementation of its Jobs for Arkansas Graduates (JAG) program. Arch Ford Hub will also receive an additional $12,500 grant from the Department of Workforce Services-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds to be used for students in our alternative learning environment. The funds can be used to purchase equipment, expanded technology, approved curriculum items, paid student internships, and planned field trips related to job and educational placement.
BHS student, Jared Hastings, was named by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as a 2018 National Merit Semifinalist. The National Merit Scholarship program is an annual academic competition open to all US high school students who meet published entry requirements. A semifinalist qualifies by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). There are 16,000 semifinalists, and Hastings represents one of the highest-scoring entrants in our state. He will compete for National Merit Scholarships that will be awarded in the Spring of 2018. Congratulations to Jared Hastings on his accomplishment!
Benton High School
Angie Grant Elementary School
The Arkansas Department of Education recently announced schools that qualified for funds through the Arkansas School Recognition Program. Caldwell Elementary was one of the Benton campuses selected to receive these funds. The Arkansas School Recognition Program was created to provide financial awards to public schools that achieve high student performance and public schools that achieve high student academic growth.