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Page 143 text:
Retirement At Benson
Takes Man Forms
Seven teachers and staff members retired from
Benson as of June 1985. Art and global studies were
taught for 26 years by Mr. Don Richardson. He plans to
use his artistic talents to teach night school. Without a
doubt, every student who has been in Mrs. Wann's
English or global studies classes has received an
excellent education. The 26-year Benson veteran will
help her husband with his public relations firm.
Freshman automotive teacher Mr. Alfred Stiff has also
taught drafting, welding, metal fabrication and electric
during his 26 years at Benson. He will continue as a
substitute and explained, "I want to retirejust before I
die." Senior social studies instructor Ms. Sherlee Ray
moved on to greener pastures in December 1984. Head
custodian Mr. Gordon Lampard has been at Benson
for a short time, but he is a 35-year veteran of Portland
schools. Mr. Lampard plans to visit his son Keith, who
was once a professional baseball player. Finances at
Benson have been kept in good order by Ms. Ruby
Nolf, who has worked at Benson for 27 years. And
everyone has benefited from the clerical skills of Ms.
Pat Degerstedt, an 11-year veteran of Benson. These
fine people will be missed, and good wishes are with
them as they pursue happiness in retirement.
A. Mrs. Shirlee Ray. B. Mr. Don Richardson.C. Mr. Richardson looks
at his retirement gift. D. Mr. Gordon Lampard. E. Mr. Lampard
displays a ship built by handicapped students. Ship is made entirely
from match sticks. F. Mr. Alfred Stiff displays victory sign as Mr.
David Nelson hands him his retirement gift. G. Mrs. Pat Degerstedt.
H. Mrs. Ruby Nolf. l. Mrs. .Mereida Wann. J. Mr. Alfred Stiff.
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A. Pep Band 1not in order5 Phillip Bittman 195,
Vincent Alvarez 11 15, Peter Crow 195, Mario Muto
1125, Tom Logan 1105, Aaron Crews 195, Edgar
Atkins 195, Erich Boleyn 195, Walter Drake 1125,
Charlie Tujo 195, Anthony Williams 195, Bill
Skinner 1105, Darren Hedgmon 195, Kwesi
Harmon 1105, and Mr. Karl Bach 1lnstructor5. B.
PEP BAND members add excitement to the
basketball games. 115 Darren Wilkins 1105, Sonja
Matranga 195, John Stevenson 1115, and Mr. Karl
Bach, music teacher, watch the game. 125, Mr.
Bach, Erich Boleyn 195, Phillip Bittman 195, and
Eric Ostlind 1125 put their hearts into a tune. 135
Daniel Brestel 1105 adds the sound of a good
trumpet. 145 Sonja Matranga and John
Stevenson on the saxaphones. C. TAG
MEMBERS: Daniel Zuckerman 195, Desiree
Young 1125, Wendy Yu 1125 and Laura Katherine
Emert 1125. The club has approximately 100
TAG Supplies More
The Talented and Gifted 1T.A.G.5 program is one of
Benson's most popular programs. The T.A.G. students
had a wide range of studies available. Areas such as
Drama, Astrology, Biology, Art, Computer Science,
and foreign languages such as French, Spanish, and
the most popular, Russian, were just a few of many
fields of exploration.
One of the most unique experiences provided for
T.A.G. students was the first annual Oregon Writer's
Conference held in Eugene in early May. Senior
Desiree Young attended the conference and was the
sole representativefrom Benson. "It was really quite an
honor to be chosen to represent Benson at such an
impressive gathering," said Desiree. "A Wilson high
school student and l were the only teenage
representatives for the city of Portland, so therefore, I
was doubly honored. l met intelligent and wonderful
people at the conference and it has really helped me in
my writing," she concluded.
Mrs. Alma Thompson, adviser, invites all interested
and capable students to join next year.
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