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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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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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