Benson Polytechnic High School Alumni Association

Two Benson students among scholarship recipients

Benson students Vivian Pham and Keziah Hollands we among this year’s recipients of the Albina Rotary Club’s Neil Kelly Scholarships. These scholarships honor the memory of Neil Kelly, who was a founding member of the local club. Pham and Hollands … Continue reading

Class of 1961 – 60 year reunion

Benson class of 1961 60th Reunion (delayed until 2022 because of COVID) Date:  Friday June 17, 2022Time:  8:00 AM to 3:30 PM  Open House format – You don’t have to arrive at 8AMLocation:  McMenamins Kennedy School GymnasiumAddress:  5736 NE 33rd … Continue reading

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Alumni-funded scholarships totaling over $5,100 were awarded at Benson Tech’s “virtual” award assembly, with one-year scholarships funded by the Benson Tech Alumni Scholarship Fund awarded to three seniors: The BPHSAA wishes each of them well in the next phase of … Continue reading

Class of 1956 – 65 year reunion

** Updated 6/4/2021 ** What: Our annual picnic gathering When: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Where: The Oaks Park, Area 9.  We welcome all Benson community inquiries: cpheil [at] msn [dot] com  View our prior years’ postings at benson56.com. 

Volunteers Needed!: Near-Peer Mentors for Benson Tech Building Construction Students

Building construction instructors Luke Hotchkiss (BPHS c/o 2000) and Dave Ketah are seeking up to a dozen ‘near-peer mentors’ to work with next year’s juniors and seniors. Ideal candidates are in their 20s or 30s actively employed in the construction … Continue reading

Benson reopens for in-person classes

Three-by-three, students were able to return to Benson for one last quarter in the historic building. In order to support current distancing requirements, students have been split into two groups, each having access to classrooms and shops in the afternoon … Continue reading

Benson crowns its 2021 Rose Festival princess

Senior Sophia Chin was announced as this year’s Rose Festival princess from Benson Polytechnic High School. Her resume includes being president of their National Honor Society chapter, as well as the captain of the cross country team. She is a … Continue reading

Building on History

Fred Leeson, publisher of the architectural history blog, “Building on History” has a great article examining the history of the Benson building and how the renovation will honor the building’s history.

Benson team takes regional title

According to the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) website “The NOSB is an academic competition and program that addresses a national gap in environmental and earth sciences in public education by introducing high school students to and engaging them in … Continue reading

Winter 2021 Newsletter

With the pandemic limiting our ability to be present at the school, our newsletter team has doubled their efforts to bring you great Benson content. Check out our latest newsletter which includes an update on the state of the upcoming … Continue reading