Benson Polytechnic High School - BluePrint Yearbook (Portland, OR)

 - Class of 1985

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Five Engineers Judge Creative Tech Work The Professional Engineers of Oregon jColumbia Chapterj, the Benson Booster Club, and the shops sponsor the Professional Engineers Contest judged early the first night of the Tech Show. The projects completed by the students were arranged on tables in the library. They werejudged for overall design and application, student write-ups and demonstration provided by the students involved. Prize money totaled 522500. Judging of the three projects was done by a panel of five engineers from the Professional Engineers of Oregon. The contestants were invited to the annual awards luncheon held May 14 at the Tuck Lung Restaurant in Portland's Old Town. A. Dwayne JaOuenexj11J and John Reiersgaard Q1 1 j stand readyto demonstrate their Pneumatic Security System which won them S50 in the contest. B. All types of Orthodontic Appliances are on the display board created by Robert Grover 1123. Seventy-five dollars was awarded. C. Robert England C123 constructed an Adjustable Flask used in foundry work to walk off with the top prize of 5100. D. Mr. Jim Reynolds, drawing teacher and coordinator of the contest, presents Robert England a check for S100 at, the Tuck Lung Restaurant luncheon. Page 64

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R Olympics Of Mind Teams Win Honors Benson's Olympics of the Mind teams won two First Place awards at the Regional Competitions held at Rock Creek PCC campus. They captured a First Place and a Second Place at the State Finals held at the University of Portland campus. In order for nine students to attend the World Finals Competition at the University of Maryland, June 4to 9, they had to raise S4,14O. At this competition they placed 10th out of 31 teams. The Smarty Pants competition involved designing, building, and operating a robot, answering questions on math, science, social studies, and geography, recite or display two historical facts, pick up trash and hand in a term paper for Pat who is sick. Designing and building a series of structures out of 1!8th inch strips of balsa wood and glue so it will support the greatest weight was the problem facing the Compound Fracture team. There were fourstructures: two base supports 316 inches square, one beam structure not less than 8 inches in length which sits atop the base supports, and one load bearing structure. The series of structures must be at least 8'A inches high and weigh no more than 35 grams. A. HIGH-TECH SMARTY PANTS TEAM: Peter Williams 1121 Coach John Harlan, Mary Le 1111, and Andy Fung 191. KNEELING: Andy Waringhoff 1111, and John Matzka 11 1 1. Not Pictured: Bret Toll 1121, and Thao Nguyen 1111. B. Matt Giger, Kiki Meletis, Fred Wagner, and Ben Fleskes take part in Compound Fracture skit. C. COMPOUND FRACTUPE TEAM: Kiki Meletis 1111, Matt Giger 1121, Michael Payne 1121, Ben Fleskes 1111, and Coach John Harlan. Not Pictured: Larry Trout 1121, Michael Cooper 1121, and Fred Wagner 1121. D. Smarty Pants 1robot1 delivers some garbage into the garbage can as part of the competition. E. Michael Payne receives an award. F. Compound Fracture team's structure and props for skit. Page 63



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A. Eric Johnsons restored '56 Chevrolet took First Place. Car was completely torn apart, restored and features Schneider cam, Edelbrook manifold, Muncie 4-speed, Enkie wheels, and is painted with 15 coats of Iaquer. Original cost 5900, present value appraisal at S9,000. B. Featuring a rebuilt 396 motor with a Holley manifold, 10:1 compression, Moroso valve and air cleaner covers, Robert Russell's '72 Camaro won Second Place. C. A good example of what can be done in the Benson auto shops was Tim Benesh's third place 1976 El Camino. lt has a vinyl top, removable sun roof, Tonneau cover, chrome tubular steel grill, intemal SS style mags, complete guages. and Dunlop GT Qualifier tires. Judges Pick Best Senior Automobiles Eric Johnson with a '56 Chevrolet was the first place winner of the Blueprint Senior Car judging. Each year the staff sponsors ajudging to determine, in the eyes of the judges, the best senior cars. Usuallythe carowners have done extensive work on these cars. Second place went to Robert Russell with his Chevrolet Camero. A Chevrolet El Camino, owned by Tim Benesh, was the winner of Third Place. Judging was based five categories. Each car owner had to have his name on the title and each student had to write down information explaining what he had done to the car. Other items judged were cleanness, special detail, and how much work the student had done on the car. Each category carried 10 points with special features carrying an additional 40 points. Judges were Mr. Bruce Higby, auto shop instructor, Shaun Bertalot i11j, and Paul Bickmore i11j. The staff thanks them for volunteering their services. Pictures of the other senior cars that completed are to be found on page 189. Page 65

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