Benson Polytechnic High School
Simon Benson was born in the year
1851. He arrived in America from
Norway in 1867. ln1886 Simon Benson
came to Oregon as a lumberjack. He
earned millions of dollars and built
twenty bronze drinking fountains for
the city of Portland in 1912. Recently
Benson students built the rest of
PortIand's fountains. Simon Benson
built the Benson Hotel downtown in
1912. ln 1915 he later donated 100,000
dollars to build Benson High School, a
place where Simon Benson wanted
students to learn about trade and
technical skills. In 1920 he moved to
Beverly Hills and built an elegant
home. Simon Benson died wealthy in
the year 1942. Benson left his
impression on the city of Portland.
Each person that goesthrough Benson
leaves an impression on others.
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Record Your View
Of Benson Activities
ln the planning stage the Blueprint staff considered
many themes but one idea seemed to be behind all
suggestions - Impressions.
Students, whether they were freshmen or seniors,
form impressions of each other, the teachers, the
school, and the city. They have views on movies, music
groups, and courses of study. Sometimes these are
negative impressions but most students really have a
positive outlook on themselves, others, and their
surroundings. Since the staff cannot be everywhere to
record all the events going on at Benson and in the
community, the staff has created space on each
division page for the book owner and hisfherfriendsto
relate impressions of the year, others, and the
A. King Kong, a gigantic rubber inflated ape used in the movie, was
placed on the new Portland building to advertise the state's new
lottery. The impression the lottery commission hoped to create was
that the lottery was the biggest thing around. B. The Junior Class
surprised everyone by actually holding Benson's first Junior Prom.
The prom was held at the Garden Hall on S.E. 82nd. Couples enjoy
themselves to the recorded music provided by the in-house facility.
Jackie Van Zee l11j and John McPartIand l11j enjoy the music.
Larry Hook 41 ij and Rachael White welcome all the juniors to the
prom. C. Connie Tran i9j, Frank Byers 112i and Cynthia LaMarche
f11j - not pictured - were the school Spelling Champions and
competed in late May in the district contest. Frank Byers goes on to
the State Contest in September.
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