Bevan Benton Builds

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Mallory Priest, Journalist

Bevan Benton, senior, has the coolest job of all SRHS seniors. He has helped build some sections inside of Area 15. He also works with escapologist Johnathan Goodwin to help build some of his projects. The bigger the project, the longer it takes to build.

Benton has been working with Goodwin for around a year now, and he doesn’t work with Goodwin directly, but Benton is employed by the company, CREE-8, that Goodwin works with. Benton was never employed by Area 15, but he built some of the exhibit pieces that are used. He got to help build Area 15 exhibits around 3-4 months before it opened.

“We didn’t build Omega Mart or anything, but we did build the Birdly statues, ticket booth, trade show booth, DJ stage, crystal pillars in the back, and a lot of accent pieces,” states Benton. 

Some sculptures outside of Area 15. (Photo Courtesy of: Google Images)

With 12 experiences currently running, Area 15 is the place to have fun, make memories, and get good Instagram pictures. The most famous experience is Omega Mart, with its hidden entryways all throughout the fake mart. An underrated experience is Birdly, this experience allows riders to feel as if they were a bird.

“Birdly mimics what it’s like to be a bird. Guests will feel the wind beneath their wings and get a bird’s eye view of what it’s like to fly through the skies of New York, Singapore and prehistoric worlds. Cost: $13.25 for adults, $10.25 for 12 and under, and $12 for ages 65+,” explains Reno Gazette Journal.

These jobs are unlike any other. Some people work as dealers for casinos, others work at a grocery store, I work for magicians who get on “America’s Got Talent”, break world records, and make the coolest things”

— Bevan Benton

Benton’s favorite part of his job is how no two days are the same and how every day is a new project, a new person, and a new magic trick. He also loves that his job is unlike many others. He plans on going to CSN for theater tech and set building. He’ll fit right in. 

These jobs are unlike any other. Some people work as dealers for casinos, others work at a grocery store, I work for magicians who get on “America’s Got Talent,” break world records, and make the coolest things,” said Benton.

While others are bagging groceries or working at fast-food restaurants, Benton is making the coolest things and helping Goodwin break world records, and compete on America’s Got Talent. This goes to show that hard work pays off. Bevan has many cool stories, pictures, and videos to show off just how much time, work, and effort goes into making different projects. He works 3 days a week, for 5 hours, making $10 an hour.