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The art department operated as an open and free
experimental classroom. Thanks to lVlr. Donald Richardson,
department chairman, this was not just any ordinary boring
class. Some of the things that they did were printing.
silkscreening, bookbinding, modelmaking and bead making.
This department gave students the opportunity to accomplish
tasks on their own, with some guidance, rather than receiving
spoon fed lessons.
TOP: Steven Funk gets instruction on article from teacher, Mr, Donald
Richardson. FAR RIGHT: George Covington poses for students. BOTTOM
MIDDLE: Mr. Richardson shows students how to do an art assignment. LEFT:
Art room students are all hard at work drawing while Mr, Richardson lends a
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The excellent academic program at Benson High School
offered all courses necessary to receive a State of Oregon high
school diploma in addition to a broad and excellent variety of
courses for' those students interested in science and
mathematics. Also, elective courses were offered in foreign
language, business education, in addition to outstanding vocal
and instrumental music courses. Academics also included the
fine English department that placed a strong emphasis on
basic communication skills, and a history department that
stressed the application of the historical perspective to the
solution of modern day problems.
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