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Page 68 text:
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
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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.
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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
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.
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