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S'cuclen'c Bocly Government
Helps To Unity Students
Student Government at Benson during 1976 produced
little action as for as life for the student, however, many
good proposals did arise.
Graphics on the walls and music playing were two
ideas mentioned for the improvement of the cafeteria.
Student Body President for i976 was Vern Marshall.
Each of the four classes elected a President, Vice-
President, and Secretary-Treasurer. These people were
members of the Cabinet, which organized all activities of
the elected Senate, its committees, and members of the
Mr. Andersen, principal of Benson, commented that the
ways and means have been provided to facilitate an ac-
tive government for students.
"The student government will not function as a body as
long as members of the student body are void of ideas to
improve Benson. The administration and instructors at
Benson are here to advise and assist but not direct. Stu-
dent government should be a starting place where
students may become educated regarding political pro-
cedures, political activities, the importance of the power
of the vote, but most of all a place where student leaders
become active in the improvement of the school and
UPPER RIGHT: Student Body President Vern Marshall tl2l. LOWER
RIGHT: Mr. Tom Triplett seems interested in the discussion at a
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49'er Beeemee 7B'er
For Bicentennial Celebration
The annual Benson PTA 49'er was replaced this year by
the Benson 76'er in honor of our nation's Bicentennial
celebration. The name change did little to the purpose of
the event: various fund raisers operated booths in the
halls and the Stage show offered vocal and musical
The PTA sponsored the 76'er to raise money and to gain
new members. There were many booths which were set
up, and these were run by teachers and interested
parents. The names ofthe booths were also changedg the
new labels included "Betsy Ross' Boutique", "Poor
Richard's Bindery", "Martha's' Bake Shop", "Good
Times", "Valley Forge Mercantile", and "Darragut
Farms". From these booths one could find an assortment
of potted plants, paperback and hard bound books,
glassware, clothing, and small toys, as well as cakes,
pies, and doughnuts baked by Benson mothers. The
Benson Dads' Club operated their hot dog stand, and
"Paul Revere's Inn" offered coffee, cake, pie, and soft
The stage show this year was shortened from one hour
to about forty-five minutes. The purpose of the change
was to give people more time to browse among the
booths. The Master of Ceremonies for the show was
Charles Mueller iI2J. The Benson Ambassadors appeared
as one of the highlights, they presented "Billy Broke
Locks", "The River Is Wide", and "El Matador". The
Benson Gleemen, always impressive with their large
membership, sang "The Testament Of Freedom",
"Prohibition Round", a selection from "The Student
Prince", "Cabaret", "Enjoy Yourself", and "Hey, Look Me
Over". Mike Benton U21 presented "Abraham, Martin 8-
John" by Dick Holler, and Greg Shook lI2j and Katie
Rafferty combined on Elton John's hit, "Your Song".
"Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton was given by
Robert Moffat UOJ.
The Benson Band closed out the show with four tunes
which were researched, edited, published, and
distributed for the public high schools by the J.C. Penny
Co. as a Bicentennial gift. These include "America", "The
Federal March", "Over There", and "Fairest of the Fair".
The 76'er was once again held on a Saturday night,
November I5. The show last year was moved from Friday
night because of the state football playoffs. To avoid
complication this year, the date was set on Saturday.
UPPER RIGHT: The Math Center in Room 212 provides visitors a
look at computer math, MIDDLE RIGHT: Interested parents and
teachers ioin in to help out at the various 76'er booths. LOWER
RIGHT: Two students begin a game of chess, chess games with a
computer were found in the Math Center.
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