Meet the best and brightest high school seniors in the state. BENJAMIN EARL ALLEN Age: 17 Hometown: Bella Vista High school: Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts Parents: Daniel and Gina Allen College plans: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Benjamin Allen decided to compete in the 2017 Jolt Hackathon at the Little Rock Venture Center on a whim. The weekend-long contest wrapped a series of cryptography, forensics, social engineering and coding puzzles in a cyber-security theme. It was an endurance test: Participants were expected to down the brand of highly caffeinated soda brand that sponsored the event to make it through the game. Benjamin, who taught himself how to code as...
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2018 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team