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Page 105 text:
Night School Offers
Those students attending Benson's Night School found it not
so easy to get into the program as it seems. ln order to get in,
students must fill outa letter of Permission form. There are 350
forms on file. After the third week of night school, the forms are
not accepted, and classes are closed to those wishing to register.
The students arein regularly-required classes, such as social
studies, English, various shops, and others. Sophomores can take
iunior classes if they want to, although it is not recommended.
However, the final decision is entirely up to the school.
According to Mr. Fiskum, there are twenty-four Benson
students and seven Benson teachers at night school. The teachers
are Mr. Atterberry, Mr. Stiff, and Mr. Higby, teaching
automotive, Mr. Browning and Mr. Franz, teaching science, Mr.
Richardson, teaching art, and Mr. Thomas, teaching English.
BOTTOM: Lois Margeta, student secretary of Night School,
gains skills that will help her after she graduates. MIDDLE :
Night School students wait for the teacher to make a future
assignment. TOP: Mr. Duane Fiskum, principal of Night School,
works the registration table during registration in the library. He
is assisted by Mrs. Edith Scott, secretary, who is usually found in
the annex building. ' '
Mrs. Edith Vose, teacher
for communication skills.
The Photography Club, consisting of fifteen members, met
every Tuesday for about an hour and a half in room El09.
Business was conducted twice a month.
The rest of the time was spent in the darkroom. Members
worked on their own photography during this time,
A few contests were sponsored for club members only and the
officers arranged for several guest speakers.
"There was a Photography Club several years ago but the
students," according to Mr. Small, photography teacher, "lost
interest so he saw no reason to offer it."
ABOVE: Bikes are often the only means of transportation for
students wanting to get to school. They also provide much enioy-
ment by allowing get-togethers for extended trips to the beach,
to the mountains, or iust,to the river. BELOW: After graduation
Ftany students decide to serve in some branch of the armed
Page 104 text:
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Everyone Keeps Busy
In Business Education
In addition to typing the Business Education department
offered students a variety of basic skill subiects.
New this year was Personal Finance, a course required
under the new graduation requirements. This course
enabled students to learn the basics of check writing,
bookkeeping and income tax preparation. To aid in
teaching this subject Mr. Forrest Dalrymple, Miss Elizabeth
Kanelis, Mrs. Patricia Kosderka and Mrs. Marthiel Miller
aided Mrs. Mary Anne Hamilton in the classroom prepara-
tion. Mrs. Judith Dunlap was a part-time teacher in the
department spending one-half day at Franklin.
Also offered was accounting and business law.
ABOVE: Henry Chin and another student do practice exercises
from typing book. TOP LEFT: Typing class students try to avoid er
rors in a timed exercise. TOP RlGHT: Student concentrates on one
of last book exercises. BOTTOM: Mrs. Dunlap adiusts her glasses
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Page 106 text:
Beneen Strivee Fe: Clean
Minds, Healthy Bodies
The P,E. wing, known to many as "G" wing, is one of
the best equipped Physical Education departments in the
Portland Public School System. This helps Benson to win
the many trophies and awards seen in the front hall
All students are required to take lVz years of P.E. and V2
year of Health. The P.E. program incorporates tennis,
volleyball, basketball, and other sports,daily calesthenics
and numerous physical methods for body building. The
P.E. wing includes two gyms, a wrestling room, and
weight training and gymnastics rooms.
Health in the P.E. department teaches the basics of body
health, and body protection through sex education, food
nutrition, and driver's education.
ABOVE: Three freshmen look for rebound after o bad shot. Both
the Old Gym and the New Gym were used for classes. RIGHT: Ed-
die Petersen U05 poses for picture in Mr. McNeil's health class.
Behind him is the Drivocator machine, which is used for driver's
education films and tapes.
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