2017 AHS Graduation Speaker: Chef Jernard Wells
2017 AHS Graduation Speaker:  Chef Jernard Wells
Chef Jernard Wells was the runner-up on Season 12 of the hit show Food Network 'Star'. His many appearances on the Food Network Channel along with multiple wins on Cut Throat Kitchen have made Chef Jernard, aka "The Chef of Love", a favorite among viewers. Chef Jernard is also an Amazon bestseller cookbook author. His cookbook is title "88 Ways to Her Heart". As a celebrated Chef, Chef Jernard has worked with many celebrities such as Paula Dean, Steve Harvey, Lady Antebellum, Heart, The Premier & First Lady of Bermuda, Baby Face, Star Jones, and Reuben Studdard. A native of Benton County and a graduate of Ashland High School, Chef Jernard's father taught him how to maneuver through the kitchen. To help support his family, Chef Jernard began a restaurant out of his family's kitchen when he was a junior in high school.
His make shift home restaurant was an immediate success. In addition, he has successfully stated two restaurants in Memphis, TN. Some of Chef Jernard's accomplishments and accolades include The Patrick Clark Honor Chef of the Year, Travel Fiery Flame International Chef of the Year, and March of Dimes Signature Chef Gala Winner, Chef Jernard also has an amazing spice line called Le'Chef Amours Haute Cuisine, which is sold nationwide in Whole Food Stores.
Women's Club Donation
Women's Club Donation
Union County Republican Women's Club presented Benton County Schools with a donation of books for use to enhance the reading programs across the school district. Mrs. Janice Cobb, member of the Union County Republican Women's Club, is pictured above along with Dr. LaKimberly Hobson, Curriculum Coordinator for Benton County Schools.

HFS National Merit Scholars

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Hickory Flat 11th grader Jacob Smith  

11th grader Jacob Smith, took the PSAT/NMQST in October. It's the qualifying exam for the national merit scholarship program.  Jacob scored 1410. The maximum score is 1520. National Merit Semifinalist will be announced in April.  Jacob will receive scholarship money for his high score and more if he is selected as semifinalists.  We are really proud of Jacob and his tremendous effort.

Hickory Flat 11th Grader Gracie Pipkin  

In October, Gracie Pipkin too the PSAT/NMQST, which is the qualifying exam for the national merit scholarship program. Gracie scored 1300. The maximum score is 1520.  Participants will be notified  in April if they are national merit semifinalists.  We are so proud of Gracie for her accomplishment, hard work and dedication.


BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESENTS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESENTS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
The Benton County Board of Education presented Pastor Andre' R. Williams a community service award for his work with the Men United Scholarship Fund for awarding deserving high school seniors over $10,000.00 in scholarships. This is the 3rd year for these awards. Pastor Williams is the pastor of the Hebron Baptist Church in Lamar, MS
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