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Monday, May 16, 2016

BC 50 Years-Madison Weekly

This year Benton Community is celebrating 50 years.  Curriculum Director, Jo Prusha, has really taken the reins with the celebration by writing several blog posts about some influential Bobcats. You can read her posts by clicking this link! It wasn't long after one of Jo's first blog posts came out that 1st grade teacher, Anna Upah, decided that her class was going to continue learning BC history and conduct some interviews of their own.  Anna shared with the Keystone Elementary staff her ideas, and invited the rest of us to join in on the fun!  Thank you, Jo and Anna, for getting the ball rolling with this...#KFkinders had a great time learning about BC history and hearing from some memorable Bobcats!
One Bobcat that #KFkinders invited needs no introduction to any Bobcat sports fan.  She was a pivotal part of the 2011, 2012, and 2013 State Qualifying Lady Bobcat Basketball teams.  These were the first girls basketball teams to qualify for the state tournament in Benton history, and Madison Weekly was the point guard that lead us there.  Madison currently holds the records for most points in a single game (34 points), points in a season (433 points) and career points (1,146) at Benton Community.  She was a great basketball player, but she continues to be an even better Bobcat by inspiring Bobcats through her studies, actions, and time on the court.  Madison now wears the purple and gold of the University of Northern Iowa while she plays these days, but she will forever be a Benton Bobcat!  Please enjoy the video that the #KFkinders helped create below.

Thank you, Madison!

Madison Weekly's poster inside the McLeod Center

Madison and her BC cheering crowd of future Bobcats

Madison does a great job of using her platform to continue to inspire other Bobcat hopefuls to pursue their dreams.  Here she is at the Lady Bobcat Summer Basketball Camp

Madison never has forgotten her roots and continues to cast Benton Community in a very positive light.  Here she is at an alumni basketball scrimmage with some of her State qualifying teammates; Becca Bridgewater, Sara Petrzelka, Kelsey Brecht, and Kelsey Ettleman

The 2011 team made BC history as the first Lady Bobcats Basketball team to qualify for the state tournament!
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2011 Qualifiers
2012 Qualifiers
2013 Qualifiers

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