Benson Polytechnic High School Alumni Association

Make Benson Beautiful!

**UPDATE** We had a great turnout from alumni, parents and students!  THANKS to all who turned out.  Here are a few photos from the event…   Join us for free food and fun on Saturday, 4/21 from 9am – noon. … Continue reading

Kevin Sutherland: Ensuring the safety of Beaverton’s students

Sutherland graduated from Benson High School in Portland and spent 21 years in the U.S. Marines before retiring as a major. He is a graduate of the University of Utah.  After serving 6 years with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, … Continue reading

Benson’s limit ignores region’s needs

The Portland Tribune’s Editorial Board has come out against the enrollment cap of 260 incoming freshmen that has been placed on Benson.  They note that limiting access, in the face of high demand, is counterproductive both to the best interests … Continue reading

Top Auto Engineers ‘Talk Shop’ at Benson

Ford Motor Company recently demonstrated their “virtual reality buck”, a tool for testing new designs, at Benson High School.  You can read more over at the PPS website.  

Historic Benson Photos

Over at MuseumOfTheCity.org there are a few great photos from the 1920’s and 1930’s of Benson.  If you know of any other great Benson images, please reply to this post with a link!

Student Programmer Wins National Award

Avid robotics programmer Penelope Biggs, a senior at Benson Polytechnic High School, has received national recognition for her computing expertise. Penelope is an enthusiastic robot builder and programmer — and quick to share her passion… Read the entire article over … Continue reading

High School Redesign Traps Benson

Demand for Benson’s technical programs is surging as manufacturing and engineering positions are moving back to the U.S.  Out of 400+ applicants, 382 eighth graders indicated Benson as being their top choice for high school.  Unfortunately, the school district has … Continue reading

In Memory of Steven Sarina (’96)

You can read the full obituary here. There will be a gathering to remember Steve on Saturday March 17, 2012 from 12-4 at the Operating Engineers local 701 union hall at 555 East First Street in Gladstone Oregon. Anyone that … Continue reading

Benson Glee Club Album?

Does anyone have any information about a recording the Benson Glee Club made in the early 70’s? If so, please email us at info [at] bensontechalumni [dot] org

OregonSports.com Interview

Benson Alumni Band Leader, Wayne DeVore, gave a great impromptu interview to OregonSports.org at the Benson v. Jefferson game.  Unfortunately, most of the band had left by then, but the two remaining players belted out the fight song with gusto! … Continue reading