Benson Polytechnic High School Alumni Association

Benson Cleans Up Again At SkillsUSA State Competition

Students from Benson Polytechnic High School took top honors at the annual SkillsUSA Oregon Championship held April 8th and 9th at Sabin Schulenburg Skills Center in Milwaukee. Benson sent a total of 49 students to the SkillsUSA Oregon championships this year. Eleven students won gold medals in their events, qualifying them for the SkillsUSA National Championships to take place in Kansas City this June.

If you would like to help defray the costs of sending these outstanding students to the National Championships, please contact Mary Ganoe, SkillsUSA Advisor at 503.916.6411 or mganoe [at]

Congratulations to all the Benson’s winners at the 2011 SkillsUSA State Championships:

Extemporaneous Speaking
Judy Asa – 6th place

First Aid/CPR
Elaine Vu Phen – 1st place
Britney Johnson – 5th place

Scotty Chandravongsri – 5th place

Related Technical Math
Blaise Clarke – 1st place
Kevin Truong

Radio/Audio Production
Katie Bonnin – 1st place (team)
Payton Ketterman

Quiz Bowl
Brianna Ono – 1st place (team)
Blaise Clarke
Cory Elliott
Kyle Bocian
Judy Asa

Residential Wiring
Ian Grall – 1st place
Alvin Chau – 2nd place
Joe Ivezic – 3rd place
Matthew Freeman – 4th place
Britney Johnson – 5th place
Benjamin Quinones-Becerra – 6th place

Sheet Metal
Meng Cha – 3rd place
Emiliano Mendoza – 5th place

Computer Maintenance Technology
Thomas Olson – 1st place
Touku Cha – 3rd place

Television (Video) Production
Kyle Bocian – 2nd place (team)
Ethan Dedrickson

Web Design
Nathan Pointer – 2nd place (team)
Denali Anderson

Prepared Speech
Nikki Klein – 3rd place
Kevin Truong

Video Product Development
Brianna Ono – 2nd place (team)
Giayen Nguyen

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