The BHS Pepsteppers Dance Team is the 6A State Runner-up. They finished 1st in the Pom routine and finished 2nd in Jazz, Kick and Hip Hop at the State Dance Competition. We are very proud of the continued success of our BHS Pepsteppers.

Team Members

Addie Woerner Ashlee Haynes
Avery Tackett DaNahia Cuningkin
Shelby Harding Abby Penn
Autumn Harris Hattie Mahoney
Kedran Young Leslie Huggs
Madison Thomas Shelby Lynch
Addie Chumley Anna Claire Burrow
Annika Jostad Felicity Sills
Jenna Johnson Jozlyne Josephson
Manager: Anna Claire Rose
Coach: Kayle Rutherford

The Benton Junior High volleyball team won the Central Arkansas Junior High Conference championship. This team was 30-5-2 overall and 16-1 in conference play. The Benton volleyball program is a great source of pride for our school and community as it continues to be one of the best programs in the state. Congratulations to this team and Coach Michelle Shoppach.

Team Members

Elizabeth Baldwin Hannah Brewer
Sarah Callahan Sakari Faulkner
Gracie Finley Payton Fleeman
Reece Givens Skylar Goff
Haley McFalls Tuesday Melton
Erika Oritz McCarlee Perkins
Sarah Beth Prickett Adeline Rose
Katie Strickland Lily Winters
Managers: E'natius Godley
  Tiarra Moore
  Kelley Simpkins
Coaches: Michelle Shoppach
  Heidi Cox

Jay Hollowell, Mayor of the City of Helena-West Helena, and John Hoy, Superintendent of Schools, have expressed their appreciation for the the assistance and support offered to their students and staff following an accident that involved all three of their buses while transporting their football team to a playoff game in November.  They were especially grateful for the provision made by the Benton School District, the Director of Transportation and the drivers who provided transportation to the students. Thank you to Danny Revis, transportation director, and drivers Robin Creel, Karl Barnes, and Lynn Moore.

McCartney Asher received the Overall Winner for the Saline County Christmas Essay contest sponsored by Judge Jeff Arey and Justice of the Peace J.R. Walters. She won $100 and was asked to flip the switch to turn on the lights at the courthouse the night of the Christmas Parade. The contest is opened to all Saline County 5th graders, and the essay question this year was, "Describe your first day on the job as Santa's new elf." Congratulations, McCartney!

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