Benson Polytechnic High School - BluePrint Yearbook (Portland, OR)

 - Class of 1985

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Work Fmally Begins On Lab Remodeling The science department at Benson continued its tradition of excellence this year and made major efforts to improve its facilities, according to Mr. Bud White, biology teacher. In room H201, exhaust hoods were installed to allow experiments in "hard" chemistry involving caustic chemicals. Room H203 was refurbished with new tables, plumbing and paint. The major remodeling, though, went on downstairs in the Social Room and surrounding area. Room H116 has a new purpose as a science lecture room. The Social Room was partitioned into two new laboratories, and the Faculty Lounge was also converted into a laboratory. Increasing the space used for science was not as simple as taking over various rooms. For example, a new room for the Faculty Lounge had to be found. lt was decided that the Computer Room would move to C-wing so room 212 could be used as a new Faculty Lounge. The computers were moved to room C139, which sophomore building construction students had used for roofing and drywall practice. Typing was also relocated to C139, where typing will be taught on computers rather than typewriters. The new science wing has been in the minds of teachers for about 17 years, according to Mr. Robert Franz, department head. " Our present facilities could never handle the increased student load," he explained. Besides the inadequate size and outmoded equipment, some of the facilities were broken from many years of use. When sinks in labs drain onto the floor, proper experiments cannot be conducted, and the attention of the students is diverted from learning. Spring vacation 1985 was the original starting date for the new science wing but some students wish it had begun years ago. "They're making all these great changes just in time for me to graduate, so I can't take advantage of them," stated Graham Storey 1121. Page 120



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New si ia'faI! S Ba1l's Chess Players Take High Awards Racking up several high awards after completing a 10 win, 2 loss season, the Chess Club under the direction of Mr. Michael Ball, adviser, had fun both in competition and in fellowship. After completing the season, they took Second Place in the Portland Chess League, 15th at the State Tournament, and Second Place at Chess Cascade. Eugene Hudson 1123 won the "Most Valuable 3rd Board Trophy at Cascade. The varsity team was composed of Peter Pritchett 1103, Richard Fry 1113, Eugene Hudson 1123, Phi Pham 1123, Troy Wilson 1113, and Michael Thompson 1103. Valuable subs were Frank Le 193, and Brian Heuvel193. Use Of Computers To Expand In '8 -86 Currently there are two types of computer courses. MC 1Advanced Computers3 with Mr. Harlan Henry. He teaches Advanced Basic first semester and Pascal second semester. MIC 1Computer Literacy3 was an introductory shop class which involves learning word processing, programing, and development of computers. MC was open to all students while MIC is in the sohpomore sequence. These were taught by Mr. Jeffrey Spalding. Presently the academic area has 18 TRS 80 model lll's and lV's, 10 Apple ll!e's and an Altair. These machines were used by the entire student body and faculty. The vocational area had machines in Drafting, Electric and Machine Tech. Page122 ' r G lvl? ff -flsfwsz 1. 3 .sts .. st M 7 ' 2 We , --.. --Pill IVZTIZIEZ! A. Patrick Young 193 works on the Hazeltine 1420 computer in the Aardvark room. B. CHESS CLUB-KNEELING: Phi Pham 1123, Brian Heuvel 193, Frank Le 193, Troy Wilson 1113, and Jon Fulk 193. STANDING: Leroy Eugene Hudson 1123, Richard Fry 1113, Michael Thompson 1103, Peter Pritchett 1103, Michael Fulk 1103, and Mr. Michael Ball, adviser. NOT PICTURED: Mike Torrello 193. C. The hands of a skilled player make the right moves in a practice game. D. Mike Ingram 1103 checks copy as it comes out of the print out machine in the computer lab. E. Two students make ready to push the right key in a computer game.

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