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"lt's great to work with books
and use the computers. I never
knew how to really use one
until l came to library class.
- Bill Clark U23-
Excell In Library
Perhaps on one of your trips to the library to study
for that seventy page history report, you happened to
notice people poking their noses into a doorway near
Harold Arendt's office. The reason probably would
have been the addition of four new computers to
Benson's space age library technology.
Benson now has three Apple 2E computers and two
printers. The computers previously could be used for
homework and games, but games had to be
discontinued so that the new PSAT study discs could
beemployed. The students were extremely excited
and Mr. Harold Arendt, the librarian said that the
computer sign-up book was swiftly filled every
"Soon to be installed will be a microfiche tfeeshl
reader!printer", Mr. Arendt added enthusiastically.
Microfiche is similar to the microfilm seen in many
espionage movies, but it is wider and easier to read.
A new addition to the library staff was Mrs. Judy
McNeil who assisted Mrs. Anne Barlow.
"Benson has always competed with other schools in
the number of library staff members and so far we've
been on the bottom", said Mr. Arendt, "however, now it
looks like we're catching up."
The library disposed of unwanted or unpopular
books by taking student polls, in an effort to give the
student what they needed and what they'd read.
A. Rodney Hicks l9l studies a graph displayed on one of the new
library computers. B. Library aids Loren Burling l1Ol and Paul
Herigstad l 9 J pluck keys and gain education through the use ofthe
library computer systems. C. Mrs. Shirley Bankston, book clerk,
reviews a booklist in the bookroom. D. Tracy Zellen 1123 uses library
time to catch up on an automotive assignment.
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French, Spanish Only
Foreign Language took a step down with the
dropping of German, leaving only French and Spanish.
New textbooks and workbooks were issued for those
"The Spanish class was mind boggling but very
interesting," stated Cynthia l.aMarche 1115.
"We did about the same thing we did last year,
except without German," stated Mr. William Hughes.
Tape recorders were used during class so students
could hear speakers from those countries pronounce
the dialogue. Mr. Hughes, who taught French and
Spanish, also taught games and songs of the country.
Special attention was given to vocabulary and
pronunciation. This was done so the students would
have a better understanding of the language.
A. Mr. William Hughes, French and Spanish teacher, uses
headphones to talk to the class. B. Garry Schnell l11l and Tye
Trepanier Q99 try to converse in two different languages. C. Mr.
Hughes goes over Spanish test in class.
"During French class we did
a lot of interesting studies
about the French language and
its culture Furthermore we
studied its sophisticated and
bizarre customs We also
learned many popular French
songs familiar to all French
men Overall the class is a
delightful class and I am glad l
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Page 132 text:
Team Wins Again
Benson High School required students to take one
and a half year of mathematics in order to graduate,
but because many colleges required higher math
levels, many students wanted to take more math
courses. In the 84-85 year general math, algebra,
geometry and calculus were offered.
In 1985, the Benson Mathematics Team again won
the National Mathematics Contest trophy. Team
members included freshmen, sophomores, juniors
and seniors. It was necessary for students to have an
outstanding mathematics grade and performance in
order to qualify for the team. They were chosen by Mr.
Carlton Bryson, the adviser.
"I gained a lot of experience," stated Tom Ng 1125 a
Every year, students who had an excellent math
performance were asked to attend the annual banquet
at the Chinese Garden in East Portland on May 23.
They received a Benson letter for their lettermen's
jacket as an encouragement.
On the other hand, seven Bensonites qualified for
and participated in the State of Oregon International
Tournament and three students won the most
significant awards: Larry Trout 1125, Hao Tran 1125 and
Peter Williams 1125. Larry Trout won the Professional
Engineers of Oregon Award as the outstanding
Benson Student in the National Mathematics Contest.
Hao Tran was the second place senior in the City of
Portland All-City Tournament. He was also awarded
two State of Oregon third place ribbons at the State
Mathematics Tournament at O.S.U. on May 11.
A. MATH TEAM-FRONT ROW: Julianne Trout 195, Jimmy Fendors
1115, Andrew Fung 195, and Wendy Yu 1125. BACK POW: Larry Trout
1125, Peter Williams 1125, Hao Tran 1125, Matthew Giger 1125, and
Karl Mueller 1105. NOT PICTURED: Thomas Ng 1125. B. Students
enjoy dinner at the Math Banquet held at the Chinese Garden
restaurant. C. "The mathematics classroom ceiling decorated for
Tech Show with student made polyhedra, looks like a scene from
Star Wars," stated Mrs. Heidi Anderson, math instructor. D. Mr.
Carlton Bryson, department chairman, talks to the parents of a
student during the Tech Show.
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