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Driving Skills Learned
Everyone knows that when you are young it is a good
idea to take Driver Education. lt helps to improve one's
skills, and at the same time according to some, lower
one's car insurance rates.
Well, in 1976 nearly 200 students of Benson decided to
either learn how to drive, gain higher skills behind the
wheel, or iust get out of study hall. The training program
lasted from mid-March to the end of April.
The first thing the instructors did was to let the students
get the feel of the car. Then, with four students in each
car, it was on to the road. The students who were not able
to drive one day would stay in the special trailer to use the
Yidee Crew Aid Te Teachers
Fifteen years ago Mr. Harold Arendt, librarian, in-
troduced to Benson the practice of video taping events.
ln i975-76 Mr. Arendt and Mr. Dan Robinson, with the
help of three students, taped plays, skits, assemblies,
sporting and other events for the aid of the teachers and
The three students - Gerald Doss, Larry Stewart, and Jeff
Meyers - were part of the Information Systems Technology
training program and were invited into video because of
previous experience in the field. Each student was taught
separately and received o credit for their help.
The purpose of the video crew was to produce valuable
material that would be of use to the teachers and coaches
according to Mr. Robinson. Mr. Arendt predicted that ir
the near future video would take a maior role in teaching.
TOP RIGHT: Student and instructor hit the road. CENTER RIGHT:
Student practices on simulator in special trailer moved to the
parking lot during the Driver's Training scheduled time at Ben-
BELOW: Jeff Meyers il lj video tapes show off the air. BOTTOM
RIGHT: Gerald Doss ll ll, Larry Stewart fl lj, Jeff Meyers, and Mr.
Don Robinson make up the Video Crew.
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Students Seek Creativity
Located in G-wing, Architectural Drafting is one of
Benson's more creative major shops. Architecture offered
students a chance to learn the basic concepts of
residential and commercial building design, they were
free to plan their own structures and to solve certain
problems given them by o "client",
Mr. John Murtaughtaught the class, he isa registered
architect in the state of Oregon, and has been in the
architectural field his whole life. Mr. Murtaugh is ci
Benson graduate, and he learned the basics of
architecture in o class similar to the one he teaches today.
In the iunior year, students learn how each room in a
home functions and how each room relates to others.
Around Tech Showtime, each student was given a chance
to design his own home to fit a given situation.
Seniors study commercial architecture, which entailed a
more advanced level of study. Bank buildings, libraries,
office complexes, and remodeling rooms are some topics
which were discussed.
Mr. Murtaugh comments, "I would like to create an at-
mosphere inthe classroom which one could find in an ar-
chitects' office." This has been accomplished most effec-
Architectural Drafting's counterpart is Mechanical Draf-
ting, which was taught in the Foundry building. This field
was a takeoff from the sophomore level of drafting.
Students took an obiect such as a hand drill or a movie
camera and sketch it in color for Tech Show, This type of
work required a great deal of concentration and patience.
Sophomores were required to take one year in drafting,
which included the basics in isometrics, sections, and
various viewed drawings. Mr. Damon Bagley commented
about drafting, "Students learn how to plan ahead for
future work proiects and learn howto use drafting tools in
a skillful way."
UPPER LEFT: Brent Dahl ll li draws a line on his two-story house
design. MIDDLE LEFT: John Lechman UIQ consults with Mr. John
Murtaugh about his proiect. LOWER LEFT: Bob Anderson ii ii
concentrates on lettering his title block. BELOW: Gary McMahon
U it looks for any missing details on his one-story house plan.
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Ari Department Yersiiile
If your ever walk down E-Wing, you've probably
noticed in the showcases those strange-looking, semi-
human heads made out of this and that. Well, Mr. Don
Richardson's art classes were responsible for that little
display. But that wasn't the only thing they did in E-103.
They started out the year just drawing, and then they
did some creative writing. Silk-screening on shirts and
posters was also done. This project met the approval of
most students. Then came the head manufacturing, then
some embroidery, and finally the year was finished by
building miniature house models.
Art was a relatively easy elective, and some might say
for the artistically inclined. But many students iust in-
terested in art tried it. In 1975-76 art was very popular with
the students, which was indicated by overflowing classes.
It was an elective for all four years. Cost of materials is
During the Tech Show, silk-screening was displayed
with the heads. Free samples of their work were produced
on the scene and Mr, Richardson exhibited some double
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ABOVE: Students in art work with a variety of materials. LEFT:
Students work on some of the many interesting proiects that are
part of the artcurriculum.
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