T.J. Benhart named Mount Pulaski October Senior-of-the-month

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[October 25, 2016]  MOUNT PULASKI - T.J. Benhart, son of Jason and Kelley Benhart of Mount Pulaski, has been named October Senior-of-the-month at Mount Pulaski High School. He was selected for this honor based on the criteria of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

T.J. stays involved at MPHS. For the last four years he has been a member of the soccer team, scholastic bowl, track, student council, FCCLA (currently serving as the Chapter President), pep band, marching band, drama club, Spanish club, and choir club. He has been a member of NHS, WYSE, and Science Olympiad for two years, and was on prom Committee for one year.

T.J. had been named Student of the Year in World Geography and Spanish 3 during his time at MPHS. As a member of the FCCLA Parliamentary Procedure team, he, along with the team, earned a Gold medal the last two years at the State Competition and a Gold and Silver at the National level. Outside of school, T.J. is one step away from earning Eagle Scout Rank.

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T.J. would like to study engineering, focusing on audio technologies.

The Senior-of-the-Month program is sponsored by Johnson True Value Hardware. Monthly award winners receive a $50 award paid to the college they plan to attend. They are also in the running for the $500 Senior-of-the-Year award sponsored by Illinois National Bank.

[Melanie Hinson]


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