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Page 41 text:
A. Kevin Kruszewski and Bryce Ostgarden get dance lever. B. Mike
Hall gives the spread the once over. C. Shelia Evans and Lori
Pumpelly with dates. D. Charles Allen and Cynthia Peters pose for
Mr. David Small, school photography teacher, who takes couples
pictures at every prom. E. "Wiseguys" play to liven up the prom.
Page 40 text:
Prom Boosts Student
Social Life, Charisma
On Friday, May 1Othe Jantzen Beach Red Lion came
alive as 315 students stormed the gates and created a
high school prom to remember.
The Benson Prom began at 8 p.m. as students
arrived in luxurious automobiles and fancy garments.
Some had reserved their formal wear up to a month in
advance. The prom band was called the Wise Guys
who played Top 40 music forthe dancing crowd.
At 9, Phil Stuva and Teri White were elected as Prom
King and Queen. They danced until their dates pulled
"The band should have played their own stuff, but
enough people showed up to make it worthwhile,"
stated Graham Storey.
"l think the prom was great. I didn't dance much, but
it was fun to joke around with my friends and boost my
ego with a fancy car and a beautiful date," laughed
David Ray. "The location was excellent. From the deck,
the lights of Vancouver were pretty romantic," he
After the prom ended at 12, many students attended
private keg-free parties. because of school assemblies
against drunk driving.
A. Prom King Phil Stuva and Queen Teri White sway gracefully on
the Red Lion dance floor. B. Matthew White and his date tango tothe
music ofthe Wise Guys. C. Dressed in the finestofformal wear, Brian
Ragland and Mike Miller pose against an organic backdrop, D.
Michael Fung and Zora Choy munch happily and socialize.
Page 42 text:
Of Solemn Moods
The Baccalaureate service, held at the Moreland
Presbyterian Church, Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.,
started with organist Margaret Witschard playing
organ music to get everyone in the mood. Many
students and their parents were present for the
ceremony which was sponsored by the Benson P.T.A.
Kenny Leung gave the Welcome, Robert Meek gave
the Invocation, and Clayton R. Hall, Jr., Senior Class
speaker, gave a speech on the past and the future of
the Senior Class.
The special speaker was Father Michael Devenney
who announced that he had a phobia about podiums
as he clipped on a lapel mike. He spoke about learning
and caring, and about using the skills learned in the
high school experience in the working world. Another
point he made was to hold on, to keep trying, and not to
be afraid to reach out and touch others. Everyone
needs the help of others he concluded.
Patrick Hartley gave the Benediction. After the
ceremony there was a reception with cake and juice.
A. Dan Clark gets a bit to eat at the reception. B. Kenny Leung opens
the Baccalaureate, ceremony at the podium of the Moreland
Presbyterian Church. C. Special speaker, Father Michael Devenney
who pointed out some important thingsto remember when outthere
in "real" world. D. Downstairs after the cerernonytor cake, sparkling
cider, and conversation.
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