Benson Polytechnic High School Alumni Association

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

2020 Annual Meeting

The 2020 BPHSAA Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, November 23rd at 5:30pm PT. This will be a virtual meeting, available via web or telephone. Connection details can be obtained by emailing us at info [at] bensontechalumni [dot] org. … Continue reading

Fall Newsletter 2020

What a whirlwind the last 6 months have been! Our latest newsletter has loads of information about the upcoming modernization of Benson, including how the latest PPS Bond factors in. Learn about the Simon Benson Fund through a special feature … Continue reading

Class of 2001 – 20 year reunion

If you know more about what the Class of ’01 will be doing for their 20th reunion, please share with us so that we can help spread the word. Contact us at info [at] bensontechalumni [dot] org.

Class of 1991 – 30 year reunion

** Updated 3/29/2021 ** When: Saturday, August 21st at 6:30pmWhere: McMenamin’s Edgefield Distillery Bar (2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale, OR) RSVP: reunionBHS1991 [at] gmail [dot] com Class of 1990 is invited to attend! View the Facebook announcement here.