5th Brigade, United States Army Cadet Command, inspected the Benton High School JROTC Program as part of the JROTC Program of Accreditation (JPA) on 10 April 2018. The Cadets conducted several exercises as part of the inspection including a presentation of the Continuous Improvement Project, a presentation of our Service Learning Project, an In-Ranks Inspection, a Color Guard demonstration, a Drill Team demonstration, and interviews between the inspectors and Cadets. The Cadets earned a score of 95.75% placing the program in the category of Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD). HUD is the highest ranking possible for a JROTC Program and is awarded to schools that rank in the top 10% of JROTC Programs nationwide. As an Honor Unit with Distinction, the Cadets will wear a Gold Star on their uniforms. Additionally with this recognition, the Senior Army Instructor is authorized to nominate Cadets in the program to any of the Service Academies.
|Micaiah Temple||Dianna Plunkett||Lydia Huthmaker|
|Connor Roy||Christopher Bratton||Sarissa Strandlund|
|Aiden Ball||Kinyah Carter||Jarrett Page|
|Adam Barrow||Jordan Asbury||Hunter Amato|
|Austin Green||Jacob Melson||Emily Plischke|
|Lily Matney||Zach Benham|
In appreciation of your extra effort and hard work for the JROTC Program of Accreditation Inspection, you were directly responsible for the Benton High School JROTC Program earning the recognition as an Honor Unit with Distinction.
Beginning in February, 264 choirs from 6 regions in Arkansas embarked on the Choral Performance Assessment journey. The BHS choirs, comprised of Concert Choir, Concert Women, Jazz Choir, Chamber Choir, and Chamber Men's Ensemble qualified at the region level to compete at the state contest. Of the 264 high school choirs that began the journey in February, only 44 were designated as Sweepstakes award winners.
Benton High School had four choirs who received that honor along with the BHS Chamber Choir winning "Best in Class" Mixed Choir, Medium division for 6A schools. Chamber has won that award in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018.
Congratulations to these choirs who are directed by Angela White.
The BHS FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) competed in the state FBLA competition. The following students placed in their respective competitions:
1st Place - Emerging Business Issues - TJ Capel, Nick Gayle, and Jackie Sherrel
2nd Place - Marketing - Ryan Taneja
4th Place - Sales Presentation - Julia McPeake
Congratulations on your hard work and success.
BHS had eighteen students compete at UALR in the State Science Olympiad in topics ranging from ecology, rocks and minerals, astronomy, and anatomy & physiology. Two of our students won gold medals (1st place) in an event called "Write It, Do It". This allowed them to showcase their STEM skills, writing and communication, and science vocabulary. Congratulations to Felicity Sills and Emily Greenwell along with their teacher, Ronna McKinley!
Three Benton Middle School students were winners of Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas's Sybil Nash Abrams Memorial Student Contest for 2018. All winners were invited to attend the Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Dr. Lily Peter Spring Celebration on April 14 to read their winning poems and to receive their prizes. Congratulations to these winners!
Naomi Morris "Longing for knowing of happiness unknown" 2nd Honorable Mention
Beth Freudensprung 2nd Prize - "Dewdrop"
Evie Kinsey 1st place - "If I could say one thing, it would probably be"
Tessa Henley has been named the Youth Environment Ambassador Student of the Year for Saline County. She is a member of the Recycling Team at Angie Grant and has been an outstanding leader on the team. She was recognized for this award at the annual Refashion Bash presented by Recycle Saline.