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Page 52 text:
Nine Aardvarks Say
Goodbye For ow
B.P.C.S. ln a world full of abbreviations this one
stands for the Benson Polytechnic Computing
Society, commonly called the Aardvarks. The origin of
the society's nickname has been lost in the annals of
computing history, however, the purpose of the
society has not. The promotion of intelligent use and
programming of computers is, and always shall be the
main goal of the society. Unfortunately, due to lack of
student interest, this is the last year for the Aardvark
club at Benson. "It isa big loss for the students who
want to learn more about the practical uses of
computers," said Michael Cooper 1125, Aardvark
president. Some members feel that the acquisition of
three new Apple computers contributed to the demise
of the Aardvarks. The Apples they felt made it easierto
play games on the computers and took attention away
from the socity's purpose.
So after many years of association Benson may bid
farewell. to the Benson Polytechnic Computing
Society since only three members are returning.
"However, if interest in the club picks up in the fall, the
Aardvark club could make a comeback," stated Mr.
Harlan Henry, adviser,
A. Peter Williams 1125 shows off computer skills to an unidentified
junior while Kyahn Kamali 1125 supervises. Andrew Waringhoff 1115
does some last minute homework. B. The Aardvarks demonstrate
their true feelings toward Apple computers. AARDVARKS:
Matthew Giger 1125, Jeff Goldader 1125, Aardvark President Michael
Cooper 1125, Peter Williams 1125, Kevin Freeman 1125, Kyahn Kamali
1125, and Ronald Peterson 1125. NOT PICTURED: Rich Pang 1125.
Fire Squad Takes
Bzzzzz ..... The fire alarm goes off, the classrooms
empty, lights blink off, and the doors and windows
close. Or do they? That is exactly what Mr. Rick
Ramsey, Mrs. Judy Roeske, and their band of twelve
merry guys and gals check each time the fire alarm
goes off for a fire drill.
Mr. Ramsey, in his second year as head of the fire
squad, has a new assistant in the shape of Mrs. Roeske
and together they oversee twelve students who
patrolled assigned zones to make sure there were no
fire violations. lf the fire squad found violations, they
wrote down the room number where it occurred and
reported the violations to Principal Paul Benninghoff
who gave the offending teacher a call.
So remember during fire alarm turn off the lights,
close the windows, and shut the doors.
A. FIRE SQUAD - TOP ROW: Carolyn Clark 1115, Mrs. Roeske, Mr.
Ramsey, and Denise Layman 1105. BOTTOM ROW: Evan Hestmark
1115, Randy Tennant 1115, and Larry Griffith 1105. NOT PICTURED:
Debbi Friend 1115, Mischelle Bailey 1115, John Ollie 1115, Bradford
Batchelor 1115, Michael Hespe 1115, and Cary Olson 1105.
Page 51 text:
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VICA, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, is a
nation-wide program to encourage excellence in
vocational and leadership skills. The organization
sponsors local and regional competitions. Winners of
these competitions go on to the nationals.
Benson students that won at the State VICA
Competition were Darryl Dodak 4121 - Machine Shop
41st Place1g Pat Hartley 4121 - Fluid Power 41st Place1g
Steve Hawkins 4121 - Machine Drafting 42nd Place1g
Denise Kiziway 4121 - Graphic Arts 42nd Place1g Ken
Sweo4111- Electric Trades 42nd Place1g Don Zeck 4121
- Electric Product Servicing 43rd Place1g Randy Kitt
4121 - Architectural Drawing 41st Place1g Darrin Parke
4121 - Carpentry 42nd Place1g Laura Emert 4121 -
Hydraulics 43rd Place1g John Ellis 4121 - Major
Appliance Repair 42nd Place1g Joel Patterson 4121 -
Major Appliance Repair 43rd Place1g and Emil Loo 4111
went as a State Officer.
The First Place winners that went to Nationals last
summer were Darryl Dodak - Machine Shopg Randy
Kitt - Architectural Drawingg and Emil Loo - State
Money was raised to attendthese events by dues and
money from the school. Winners that go to the
Nationals had to sell Christmas tree ornaments, and
little dolls. Next year they will have a catalogue
containing bells and various trinkets. Orders will be
placed for items paid for in advance.
A. VICA MEMBERS-BACK ROW: John Ellis 4121 Kevin McCarter
4121 Roy Dahleim 4111 Ron Rivers 4121 Brett Toll 4121 Glen Prentice
4111 Brad Hartel 4121 Ben FIeSkes4111 Ron Glenn 4111 Mike Chin 4121
Daryl Dodak 4121 Leslie Franklin 4111Darri-r1 Parker4121Seung Lee
4121 Mike Gregg 4121 Mike Fulk 4101 Mark Rothrock 4101 Roosevelt
Williams 4121 Dan Forney 4111 Don Rivers 4121 Matt Moore4111,Chris
Price 4121 Peter Williams 4121 Desiree Young 4121 Denise Kiziway,
Canute Anderson 4111 lra King 4101 B. Shelia Evans 4121 and
standing Meronica Rogers 4121 work on the computer in graphic
arts C. Dan Forney competes in VICA competition in Building
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Page 53 text:
Volunteers Have Fun
Managing Stage Jobs
Most people were not really aware of the part the
Benson Stage Crew played in the operation of the
auditorium but it was an important group to students
and instructors who needed to use the auditorium for
the 49er talent show, assemblies, and the Tech Show.
The seven members of the Stage Crew did an
outstanding job on the preparation so everything went
"I learned a lot out of being inthe stage crew, but I
had fun, too," stated Brian Hagglund 1101.
All students who worked on Stage Crew were
volunteers under direction of Ms. Debbi Frank. They
learned how to control the spot lights, how to prepare
for a show, how to control the auditorium stereo
system and light board.
"We had an excellent set up for the 49ertalent show
and l feel proud of them for all the work and effortthey
put into it," stated Ms. Frank.
Because Benson has the largest school auditorium
in the city, many outside groups rent the auditorium.
This makes it necessary to maintain two stage crewsg
one for school events and one for non-school
A. Andrew Warninghoff 1111 works on a speaker. B. Michael George
1101 checks a light to get ready for the show. C. The stage crew gets
ready for the 49er talent show. D. STAGE CREW - FRONT ROW:
John Andresen 1101, Mable Lee 1101, and Tiffany Steele 1101. ROW 2:
Ms. Debbie Frank, the instructor, Michael George 1101, Douglas
Whitmore 191, Jason Brooks 1101, Mr. Karl Bach, the music
instructor. NOT PICTURED: John Matzka 1111. E. Mr. Bach
threatens to hang Tiffany during the rehearsal.
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