Bennett, Benson take top honors at BHS graduation

JulieAnne Bennett, left, was named valedictorian and Bria Benson was named salutatorian of the Blythewood High School Class of 2012. They will graduate with their 490 classmates Friday.

Two Blythewood girls will take top honors at the graduation ceremonies of Blythewood High School tomorrow night.

JulieAnne Bennett has been named valedictorian and Bria Benson, salutatorian. Both girls received numerous scholarships.

Bennett is the daughter of Dianne and Lawrence Bennett of Blythewood and plans to attend the Honors College of the University of South Carolina where she will study music performance and English. Among her many honors at Blythewood High School, Bennett, a violinist, was ranked second in the Senior Honors All-State Orchestra.

Benson is the daughter of Andrea and Roger Benson and will attend the University of South Carolina where she plans to major in pharmacy. Benson was named 2012 Student of the Year in the Future Visions house at Blythewood High School.

Blythewood High will graduate about 490 students at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia Friday at 11:30 p.m.