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There is no finer gift that life can give to the true
teacher than the satisfaction of looking back over a
long and successful teaching career. That reward is
When she came to Central High School to teach,
in l926, Miss Benson was returning to her alma mater.
Educated at the University of Michigan, with advanced
work at the University of Chicago and Michigan State
University, Miss Benson forsook her major subject,
biology, for mathematics, and students trained in her
classes have responded to her excellent teaching tech-
Aiming toward perfection and with meticulous at-
tention to detail, Miss Benson has guided with smoothly
functioning efficiency various clubs, graduating classes,
and the National Honor Society during her thirty-six
year career. Beneath her gaiety of spirit and delightful
sense of humor, with which she has attracted a host
of friends of all ages, lie a deep interest in and con-
cern about the character and career of many a stu-
dent, even after he has left her class or homeroom.
More than one college student has found a crisis in
his education suddenly eased by a check bearing a
An excellent cook and a charming hostess, Miss
Benson has shared with her friends, not only her at-
tractive home on Cleo Street, but also a quaint little
summer cottage tucked amid white birch and pine at
Diamond Lake. Her friends travel with her, by way
of her colored slides, to Europe... South America...
Hawaii . . . or just to East Lansing, where her artistry
with a camera and her love for flowers have captured
the glories of the gardens at Michigan State University.
Asked what she plans for "retirement" years, she
bubbles over with a quick answer and a twinkle in her
eye: "l have a former student in Alaska that I want to
visit . . . And I haven't yet made a trip clear 'round
the world -"
The Class of '63 responds with a"Bon Voyage, Miss
Benson!" as we affectionately dedicate to you this
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