These BHS Art students recently placed at the 32nd annual Malvern National Bank Art Contest. They competed against many other schools in Garland, Saline, and Hot Spring counties. Their teachers are Laura Kyzer and Jenna White. Congratulations to these students!

Erin Welch - 1st place - Landscape
Tessa Wagner - 3rd place - photography
Lilah Alarcon - 3rd place - portrait
Chloe Buse - 4th place - portrait
Marian Norton - 3rd place - still life
Kourtney Brown - honorable mention - still life

Kobe J. Johnson is one of 12 nationwide finalists in John Stossel's annual essay contest.  He wrote a 1,000 word essay addressing minimum wage laws and proposals to raise the minimum wage.  Kobe will receive a cash award for his efforts, and his name will be posted on the Stossel site at

With this acknowledgment, Kobe has won well-over fifteen awards for his ability to argue ideas in essays or in live debate. Well done, Kobe.

Holden Neely received 2nd place for third grade in the MLK essay contest.  Congratulations, Holden!

Two Benton schools, Caldwell Elementary and Perrin Elementary, received a Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase Schools award for the 2018-2019 school year from the Flippen Group. The Flippen Group celebrates all the campuses that go the extra mile each to build an environment where students and staff feel safe and connected. Congratulations to the district and campus leaders who helped make this recognition a reality.

The Arkansas Department of Education announced schools who qualified for funds through the Arkansas Recognition Program.  Awards are based on information from the 2017-2018 school year.  The Arkansas School Recognition Program provides financial awards to the top 10 percent of public schools that achieve high student performance on the state required assessment in grades 3-10 and the top 10 percent of public schools that achieve high student academic growth, which includes high school graduation rates.

The Benton School District had one school that was awarded funds.  Caldwell Elementary was awarded $25,236.22.  We appreciate the hard work and dedication to our students.  Congratulations!

When Mrs. Jones took a bad fall on the playground, her entire class jumped in to help.  While some ran to get the school nurse, office staff, and teachers, others stayed behind with her until she was able to get up and walk inside.  These students showed bravery, responsibility, and compassion at such an important time.

Archer Ambort                       Harper Griffin
Will Ashley                             Jonathan Dunlap
Colson Hentschel                    Layla Waddle
Sophie Barnard                      Ayden O'Neal
Marley Mears                          Ryder Robertson
Linny Harrison                        Korie Holiman
Beckett Moore                        Abigail Smart
Selah Stevens                        Riley White
Olivia Rook                             Austin Spadaro
Brody Finkbeiner                     Eva Harklau

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