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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.
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 54 text:
Key Club Returns,
Helps Needy Families
After a seven year hiatus the Key Club made a
reappearance at Benson last year. The Key Club is a
community service organization and in its first year
back the club distributed 15 Christmas baskets to
Benson families that needed them. The baskets
contained food that made the holidays a little more
enjoyable. The Holladay Kiwanis also supported the
Christmas basket program.
Although it was the Key Club's first year back it
attracted 30 students who were dedicated and made
the Christmas basket program work. "l'm looking for
kids with pride in their school," said Mr. Dick
Hennessy, Key Club adviser.
ln addition to the Christmas Basket activity the Club
went to Kah-nee-ta Indian resort for a day of fun in the
sun. The club members went to Kah-nee-ta so they
could get to know each other in setting outside of
school. An activity like the one to Kah-nee-ta may take
place only once a year but the club was planning more
community service activities for the 1985-86 school
A, Mr. Dick Hennessy is surrounded by Key Club members as he
gives instructions on what to do with the food collected for the
Christmas baskets. B. THE KEY CLUB - BOTTOM: Jackie VanZee
1111, Tammie Carlson 1111, Candace Ewell 1111, and Alison
Engelhaupt 1121. ROW 2: Michelle Reinier1121, Kim Chi Vu 1121,
Uyen Cao 1121, and Wendy Bosworth 1111. ROW 3: Joe Hunter 1101,
Eric Matthieu 1111, Mike Campbell 1111, and Glenn Prentice 1111.
ROW 4: Harold Hoang 1111, Marc Leslie 1111, Duane Johnson 1111,
and Jeff Jackman 1111. ROW 5: Rich Pang 1121, Richard Yee 1111,
Ron Myers 1111, and Dan Clark 1121.TOP: Mr. Dick Hennessy, Kyahn
Kamali 1121, Charlie A. Tujo 1111, and Eric Ostlind 1121. C. Rich Pang
1121, Alison Engelhaupt 1121, Mr. Hennessy, Mr. Jerry Payne, Kim
Chi Vu, and many others surround the food gathered for the
Christmas baskets. NOT PICTURED: Jason Burgess 1111, Todd
Davis 1101, Michael Fung 1121, David Harrison 1121, Mike James 1101,
Kenny Leung 1121, and San Mai 1121.
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