Benson Polytechnic High School Alumni Association

In Memory of Corwin Hardham (’92)

News of Hardham’s death comes via Dan Canfield (’92) on LinkedIn and You can read more at Makani Power – Hardham’s latest endeavor, has a great photo and farewell message. Squid Labs – Hardham co-founded this company in … Continue reading

Benson wins $20K from the Oregon Community Foundation

What started as an after-school club has grown to become a hugely positive influence on Benson’s student population.  Under the direction of Amy Barras, Benson’s HealthCorps program has broadened students’ health and physical education knowledge through efforts such as after-school … Continue reading

Seeking 1973 Benson H.S. newspaper

I am seeking a March.1973 Benson H.S. newspaper to look at.I will pay $600 if I find what I’m looking for. 503 921-0295 pager. E-mail address: fulltire [at] yahoo [dot] com

Class of 1982 – 30 year

The 30 year reunion will be October 20, 2012 – 7:00pm at The Oasis Room (at Wild Bill’s Casino) 13315 NE Airport Way suite 700, Portland, Oregon 97230. Come enjoy hot and cold hors d’ouevres, music, and good times with … Continue reading

KBPS on the rebound

Longtime KBPS Instructor, Kevin Flink, has returned to serve as the station’s Operations Manager.  Kevin and Broadcast Instructor, Steve Naganuma, are joined by a host of KBPS Alumni in their efforts to reinvigorate the program.  Among other things, there are … Continue reading

Benson students cash in on job skills

Read more about how Benson is partnering with the Portland Workforce Alliance to provide Benson students with valuable, on-the-job experience: Benson students cash in on job skills (via the Portland Tribune)  

Bringing Computer Science Back to the High Schools

TEALS is an interesting approach for bringing computer science back into high schools across the country. You can read more about it in this New York Times article or at their website. I wonder how many Benson grads we have … Continue reading

Homecoming 2012

This year’s homecoming game will be played on the newly renovated Buckman Field.  Principal Carol Campbell has asked that Benson’s alumni assist in making the game a success.  This is the first game at Buckman Field in recent memory and … Continue reading

Sports Car Restoration

David Lambert is restoring a sports race car, supposedly constructed by Benson Polytechnic HS students in 1964-65, supervised by Jim Hurd. The car raced with Cascade Sports Car Club, with Cal Watson driving. It was powered by a DKW 3-cylinder, … Continue reading

2012 Hood to Coast Relay Record Includes Benson Alums

The 12-member speed walking team, “The Soulful Brothers”, including Benson alumni such as Leon McKenzie, Josh Hickman and Justin Johnson (possibly more), competed in the Hood to Coast Relay this weekend.  Read more about it over at the Oregonian: … Continue reading