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Page 127 text:
New Reporters Meet
It was a constant struggle, but the staff of the Tech
Pep and the Benson print shop managed to produce
eight issues of the student publication. Only four
members of the journalism class had any previous
experience in newspaper work. Mr. Dwight Berning,
Tech Pep advisor, said that next year there will be a
beginning class to teach basic journalism skills and an
advanced class that will work on the paper.
Editor-in-Chief Cliff Pfenning 1111 predicted, "The
paper should come out more often next year because
everything will be organized on a time schedule."
This year's beginning students have had enough
practice to write well next year. The sophomores who
will make up the 1985-86 beginning journalism class
had to have received a or better in their freshman
English classes. Mr. Berning and the freshman
English teachers also approved the students.
A trip to Seattle was one of the activities that the
journalism class took part in. The excursion was tothe
Journalism Education Association national
convention. This meeting will be held in Phoenix,
Arizona next year, and the Tech Pep staff will try to
raise enough money to attend.
An April Fool's edition titled "Benson Enquirer" was
the most enjoyable issue to write, and although there
were conflicts with the print shop over subject matter,
the paper was well received by students, teachers and
A. 1984-85 TECH PEP STAFF-ROW 1: Mai-Ling Sheehan 1101,
Frank Byers 1121, Danielle Traylor 1101, Julie Baik 191, Richard
1Thuy1 Trinh 1101, and Michael Fulk 1101. ROW 2: Jason Heilbrun
1101, Cliff Pfenning 1111, Eric Garnett 1121, Gary Borisch 1121, Chris
Johnson 1121, George Patterson 1101, and Kevin Hendrickson 1121.
ROW 3: Jerry Marbury 1121, Bernie Deazley 1101, Jeff Wong 1121,
Tracy McKinney 1121, and David Peterson 1101. NOT PICTURED:
Dwight Stegner 1111 and Lotus Child 1101. B. A day view of
downtown Seattle, taken from the window of the hotel room shared
by male Tech Pep staff members at the Crowne Plaza. C. The Write-
Off Contest awards breakfast at the Sheraton Hotel. D. Weary
conventioneers pose in front of the Crowne Plaza - Richard Trinh,
Tracy McKinney, Frank Byers, Cliff Pfenning, Dwight Stegner, Julie
Baik, and Lotus Child.
Page 126 text:
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
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
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
The vocational area had machines in Drafting,
Electric and Machine Tech.
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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
Page 128 text:
Are Focus of Class
KBPS was the only student operated radio station in
the U.S. which also offered a training in the career of
broadcasting to high school students. The
responsibilities of the volunteer student staff ranged
from operating and helping maintain the station's
equipment to writing and producing some of the
HKBPS was a very educational experience with a
good placement in radio broadcasting," stated Phil
Stuva1121'captain of the Tech varsity football team. A
graduating electronics major from the class of 1983,
Tim Underwood, worked full time at the station
producing programs and repairing the board.
Any student in the Portland Public School district
was eligible to enroll in the KBPS class.
"Not only did we teach skills in the radio
broadcasting area, but also skills in basic
communication, which everyone needs to know," said
lvlr. Kevin Flink, the student instructor.
A. Heather Phillips 1121 at the control board for the program PTA
Calling. B. KBPS STUDENT STAFF - KNEELING: Reuben
Nisenfeld 1from Grant1, Troy Harrington 1101, Leslie Rodabaugh
1101, Leigh Ann Palmer 1101, Kristi Gerke 1101, Chi Chin 1101, Canute
Anderson 1111, David White 1101,and Paula Surratt 1111. ROW1: Cliff
Pfenning 1111, Mike Kernan 1121, Ted Sofianos 1101, Kim Rhodes
1101, Aaron Olson 1101, Sean Cassell 1121, Melissa Schelb 1101, Daryl
Dyer 1101, and Josh Reynolds 1101. ROW 2: Kevin Flink 1advisor1,
Leslie Franklin 1111, Andrew Warninghoff 1111, Rachel White 1111,
Christopher Powers1121, Desiree Young 1121,ScottTucker1121,and
Karl Denbo 1101. ROW 3: Heather Phillips 1121, Todd Nelson 1101,
Alan Pernich 1121, Kris Hansen 1101, John Canham 1111, Derrick
Kent 1121, and Denise Layman 1101.
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