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Page 18 text:
l'The single things which makes any
man happiest is the realization that he
has worked up to the limits ot his ability,
his capacity. lt is all the better if this work
has moved the human race a little farther
- Neil Armstrong
First man on the moon
'lThe voices from the top today are by
and large not the voices from below. My
polls show the people are sick to death ot
overblown and phony talk. They view
politics as lsadly out of date.' The public
wants the hard truth about the recession,
energy, inflation and other key issues of
the day...They want politicians who will
level with them."
"America's greatness was not built by taxing people to their
limits but by letting our people exercise their freedom and their
ingenuity to their limits. Freedom and prosperity go hand in
hand. The proof is there to see around the world. Only by
releasing the full energies of our people - only by getting the
government oft your back and out of your pocket - will we
achieve our goals of stable prices and more jobs."
- Gerald R. Ford
38th President of the
Schools Offer Opportunity
l'Benson Polytechnic High School will very likely become
more sophisticated within the next ten years in repect to
courses of study," stated Mr. Harold Andersen, Benson's
principal. Such courses as Computer Science, advanced
studies in all technical fields, including automotive,
metallurgy, and the sciences as well as mathematics, will be
upgraded within the next few years.
"There is also a likelihood that requirements for entrance
to Benson will become more sophisticated.The impact of the
State graduation requirements which will affect freshmen this
year, has already been felt, which necessitates graduation
requirements to be a minimum of 23 units it a student is to
receive a Benson diploma.
'lBenson will continue to provide leadership at an even
faster pace in Career Education during the late l970's and
early l98O's," concluded Andersen.
As we celebrate our nation's two hundredth birthday, we
stop and look ot our history. The countless number of
accomplishments made by millions of people help to show us
how we have progressed as a nation. lt is also fitting that we
look at where we are right now, and where we are headed in
the future. We should look to see where we can improve
ourselves and how we can help each other. We, as Benson
Polytechnic students, should look at our own school and
decide where it can be improved to better serve the needs ol
students, teachers and the community.
Layout: 'lim Overton
Copy - Brant Dahl
Page 17 text:
'xAsk no1 who? your counfry can do for
you - ask what you can do for your
John F. Kennedy
35th President of the United States
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Wayne Gilbert who would have graduated with the
Class of '76, was killed in an auto accident on November
9, 1974. Wayne was born in Portland on September l,
i957 and lived here all his life.
Wayne was an active member of Boy Scouts and ob-
tained the rank of Eagle Scout. When laid to rest he wore
the uniform signifying this honor. Wayne was described
as an outstanding student and a good friend to those who
His love was bicycles. On the fatal night he was struck
by a car while testing out a new bike he had lust pur-
Listed as missing is Richard Laurie, a Benson freshman
who disappeare a week before the Thanksgiving
Richard was a good student and expressed an interest in
science and math.
Florence Meagher, Richard's counselor, described him
as extremely bright, but somewhat reserved.
We, the Blueprint staff, dedicate this year's yearbook to
all Benson students who have met with misfortune or ac-
Honors l Memurium
Seniors Garry Petrie and Pat Walsh have been given
special recognition for their scholastic abilities.
Garry was named the number one math student in the
city of Portland by the Portland Public Schools and the Pro-
fessional Engineer's Association. Judging was done on the
results ofa series of mathematics tests.
Garry scored 50 out of l50 on the National Math Contest
which qualified him for the second test which was held at
Lincoln High School. Garry ranked seventh out of thirty-
two students. This qualified him for the third test, again at
Lincoln. On this test he placed fourth out of sixteen. Gary
then earned the top score at the final test held at
Washington High School.
Pat Walsh won a scholarship through the National Merit
Scholarship Qualifying Test QNMSQTJ. .
Pat became a semi-finalist for the NMSQT when he
scored T96 out of 200 possible on the Pre-Scholastic Ap-
titude Test taken in his iunior year. Then he scored a 1380
out of 1600 possible points on the Scholastic Aptitude Test
qualifying him to be one of 14,000 finalists.
Pat's Scholarship was sponsored by the Association of
Iron and Steel Engineers.
Congratulations to Pat and Gary.
ABOVE: ROSE FESTIVAL DRIVERS - TOP ROW: Gary Dunn. MIDDLE
ROW: Paul Palodichuk, John Giannakis, and Captain Darryl
Cuda. BOTTOM ROW: Tim Heinson, Pat McCabe, Greg Shook,
and Richard Burnham.
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