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B.A.T.5. Provide Know How
Benson Auditorium Technical Staff 1B.A.T.S.1 was the
club that performed all of the technical work at the
assemblies, noon movies and hired shows.
The staff operated on a system of rank being com-
posed of an adviser, three senior members, 12 iunior
members, and ten apprentices.
During the apprentice year, students learned to
operate the equipment, and if they showed an in-
terest, they could learn to maintain and repair the
A related class was Stage Craft which taught the in-
formation about the equipment but didn't perform any
of the shows.
The practical experience enabled several members
of the staff to gain work experience iobs as profes-
The crew performed a valuable service to the Stu-
dent Body, donating a great deal of time and effort
forthe benefit of the school.
Amaieu: Radio Club
Tunes Inio Existence
After ten years, the Benson Amateur Radio Club has been
revived. For the Past ten years, Benson has not seen an amateur
Radio Club because of a lock of interest. The Radio Club has
now been revived for those students who enioy working with
ham radio sets. The club's purpose is to unify ham radio
operators in Benson and to inform them of new inovations in the
field of radio.
The station received its new license in February with the
original call number W7YK.
TOP LEFT: B.A.T.S. - BOTTOM ROW: Brian White 1101, Mike Becker
1121, Jim D'Ambrosia 1121, Lemoyne Jones 1121, and Alan Heintz
1111. SECOND ROW: Richard Pero 1101, Ed D'Ambrosia 1111, Don
Itterley 1121, James Wells 1111, Mike Wilson 1111, Eric Schober
1111, Brad Gadbois1111, MattRask 1101, and Evan Waymire 1101.
THIRD ROW: Rebecca Mattson 1101, Mark Davis 191, David
Houston 191, Tim Barnes 1111, Joe Hyde 1111. TOP RIGHT: Ly-
moyne Jones at camera. BOTTOM LEFT: Jim D'Ambrosia, the club
head of BATS, showing his pearly whites. BOTTOM RIGHT: Radio
Club President Gene McKinley doing what he does best. BOT-
TOM CENTER: Radio Club Vice-president, David Boileau. ABOVE:
Radio Club Adviser, Mr. Earl Schrader, discovers his cosmic con-
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Uphold N H S Siandards
The National Honor Society is a group of iuniors and
seniors who have had a 3.5 grade point average or better
occumlative since their freshman year in school. Their
main interests are service proiects. They help during
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awards assemblies, provide ushering services, and en-
courage other groups to "meet them or beat them" with
pledges during the UGN drive. One of their new interests
is tutoring freshmen with academic and social problems.
The National Honor Society consists of approximately
thirty to thirty-five members. Garry Petrie serves as
President, Sam Canady, Vice-President, Tim Heinson,
Secretary, Pot McCabe, Treasurerp and Mrs. Florence
Mrs. Meagher summed up a description of the club by
saying, "I consider them to be an outstanding group of
Library Training Essential
A new class started this year was called "lnformational
Systems Technology", formerly called Library Crew. It was
a full credit course offered to Benson students and
covered all forms of information retreaval. According to
Mr. Harold Arendt, librarian, most of the students this year
were juniors and seniors but there were a couple of
Mr. Arendt allowed a maximum of five students a
period in the class. The class members worked on covers,
bookbinding, magazines, video, micro-fishe, making
copies of various material, making slides and lo or 8mm
movies. The students also learned how to use the com-
The class was designed for students interested in
careers dealing with the storing and retreaval of informa-
FAR LEFT: NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY. KNEELINGI Larry Brant
fl lip John Rischiotto U Il, Don Robert il lj, Greg Eiden it lj, Tim
Heinson U2jg Kun Hsu il2l, Randy Robson ii U5 Clayton Johnson
H255 Pat McCabe 1125. STANDING: Stuart Gordin fl Up Jeff Sher-
man U ll, Mike Beckerman H215 Stan Seid ii IJ: Russell Morrison
fi2i, Mike Kisor UU, Gerald Ochs Ulig Brent Dahl UU: Sam
Cannady H215 John Farrell il2ig James Mallos il2Jg Jeff
Swanstrom fl2jg Garry Petrie H215 Glenn Sage fl2j, Jim Reichle
fl2jj Scott Thoman H215 David Lomnicki H215 Steve Suchy il li,
Ken Weigel fi2jp James Cramer fl2j. NOT PICTURED: Paul
Polodichuk il2i. FAR ABOVE'LEFT: Don Robert collects money
from doughnut sales, areas used for sales included the main
hall, in front of the library, and E-wing. TOP LEFT: View of the
Honor Roll board. LEFT: Mr. Harold Arendt helps student with
career information teletype.
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