It’s been 3 years since he passed and I still miss him. He was the best friend, mentor, and teacher I ever had the privilege of ever knowing. He was an amazing teacher in a subject known for awfulness. Thank you for everything, Mr. Benton.

Tonight was the middle school culmination at the same field I graduated from 3 years prior. My last memory of Mr. Benton was seeking him out as the teachers all walked to their cars off the field. I got to thank him one last time as I knew he was headed out to Tennessee for a new job with his wife and 6 month old. The world needs more kind and smart people like him.