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Page 27 text:
LEFT: Algebra teacher Floyd Simmons enjoys a good chuckle with his class.
FAR LEFT: Mr. Henry is one of Benson's complete math teachers because of
his ability to teach all levels of mathematics, from general math to calculus and
computer math, ABOVE LEFT: Jim Kittleson contemplates a story problem
during an introductory algebra course. ABOVE: Herman. one of Benson's
computer terminals, rebels against the commands of Dave Menicosy.
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The Benson mathematics department offered an unusually
well-rounded program of courses with something for
everybody who wished to improve his mathematics skills and
understanding. These offerings included both a full
complement of studies for technical-vocational majors as well
as the more customary program for college bound students.
State of Oregon graduation requirements include only one year
of mathematics, but in order to further achieve its educational
goals, Benson has long requested a minimum of two years for
its students with a majority taking even more. A total of twelve
full-year courses are available ranging from general
mathematics, and elementary algebra to technical math,
computer math, and an all city calculus class. Students were
urged to take as much mathematics as their interests,
aptitudes, and vocational plans dictate.
In addition to providing mathematics for everyone, Benson
has long had a significant number of outstanding
mathematicians. This has particularly been reflected in success
in regional and national competition. In the last ten years. the
Benson mathematics team has not failed even one time to
earn a national award. For six of these years, Benson won the
city of Portland mathematics championship and, these same
years, gained a first, two seconds, and two thirds, in the state
of Oregon. Because of able students, capable teachers, and
vital mathematical efforts, Benson has rightfully earned the
reputation of having one of the finest high school mathematics
Page 28 text:
This year the Benson Tech band performed as a marching
unit at football games. They also played at the Tech Show.
49er, Yuletide Sing, Area Two Band Festival and concerts at
other schools in the city. Pep band performed at home
basketball games and various grade schools.
Concert band was directed by Mr. Harold Rowe. Student
director of the Pep band was Dave Capps. Drum Major was
Band organization was charged to the Ex-Board, consisting
of: President Mark Overton, Vice-President Dave Capps.
Sergeant Willis Olson, Secretary Robert Bailey, Treasurer
Robert Ross, Librarian Craig.Weatherspoon, Ass't Librarian
Keith Belz. As a grand finale the entire band marched in the
Rose Festival parade.
RIGHT: Drum Major, Craig Weatherspoon, takes a break from his duties as
band leader. FAR RIGHT: FRONT: C. Weatherspoon. FIRST RANK: T. Davis.
C. Peake, D. John, R. Scholz, J. Earsly, M. Scheurman. SECOND RANK: T.
Taule. B. Bachman, T. Nicholson, R. Lewis, L. Slaughter, M. Gerlicher. THIRD
RANK: D. Capps, R. Drake, R. Ross. G. Booth, D, Foster, M. Overton. FOURTH
RANK: S. Hill. M. Hutchins, D. Buall, C. Nemetschek. M. Miller, R. Bailey.
FIFTH RANK: G. Whalen, S. Jensen, J. Schroder, D. Zeidlach. T. Brown. S.
Hamlin. SIXTH RANK: D. Menicosy, F. Teed. R, Drake, A. Henifin. SEVENTH
RANK: R. Schroder, D. Stanwood, W. Goldsmith. M. Veley, Burnison, D.
Freeman. EIGHTHVRANK: W. Olson, P. Pattee, J. Anderson. G. Rice. P, Winn.
D. Landis. NINTH RANK: D. Parson. C. Bowman, D. Stanwood, B. Foster, K.
Mattoon, E. Bahneman. TENTH RANK: F. Battilega. D. Thorstad, D. Twiss. R.
Johnson, G. Leupold, D. Sampson. ELEVENTH RANK: K. Fermenick, T.
Hammond, K. Belz, D. Monaghan. F. Kreiger, R. Miller. TWELFTH RANK: D.
Richardson. FAR RIGHT BELOW: Mr. Rowe hears a mistake, looks disgustedly
at the solo clarinets, and makes a comment on the same group. BELOW
MIDDLE: Dave Capps leads the Pep band in "Get it on," BELOW: KNEELING:
R. Scholz, T. Davis, C. Weatherspoon, M. Overton, R. Ross, D. Capps.
STANDING: T. Taule. R. Drake. M. Scheurman. D. John. F. Kreiger, W.
Goldsmith, T. Nicholson, R. Lewis, K. Belz, T. Hammond, D. Parson. B. Foster.
M. Miller, E. Bahneman, M. Burnison, A. Henifin, G. Booth. Not pictured A.
Bradford, C. Dean, T. Elwood, D. Nelson, D. Vann, J. Winters, C. Coleman. W.
Olson. Not pictured Pep band: J. Schroeder, W. Olson.
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