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Page 131 text:
The activities at Benson included participation in the March
of Dimes Walk-A-Thon and Project Second Wind. Benson also
had activities like the Freshman Career Day which enabled
freshmen to talk to local businessmen about their various
fields. In the Plymouth trouble shooting contest Dennis
Chenier and Randy Robard took second place, there was a
senior beard growing contest, Benson sponsored its first
annual drag race at Delta Park and the Professional Engineers
of Oregon sponsored the merit awards in which Benson shop
projects were judged, Dan Jensen took first place with his
machine shop project of a screw jack. These activities were
often centered around clubs and groups at Benson.
Page 133 text:
Aardvark was a club for people who were interested in
computers and showed unusual ability and skill working with
the systems. Aardvarks encouraged students to use the
computer available to Benson both by using programs
developed by Aardvark and by original programming.
The highlight of the year was provided by head Aardvark.
junior, Dave Nlenicosy. Dave entered a nation wide contest
sponsored by the Association of Education Data Systems. He
won first place in the computer science division with a
program titled "Hortran 4," This program was started by ex-.
Benson student Mark Horton and was continued by Dave
Nlenicosy. lt took two years to complete this program
including time to skirt minor disasters such as total program
wipe-outs and the general stealing of programs by other
FAR LEFT: Ray Lundy operates the l.B.lVl. card punch machine. TOP: Mike
Boyd, Dave Menicosy, Ken Clarkson, Connall McCabe, Steve Ferrier, Ron
Schwartz. LEFT: Dave Vann and Flon Schwartz change the tape on a teletype
system. Not Pictured: Dave Ness, Greg Jones, Tim Moore, David Stark.
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