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Bold plan would reinvent struggling Benson High with a curriculum built for ...

Jan 22, 2015 • Omaha World-Herald
Freshman Antonio Pinkney works on making a spider in teacher Paul Hinrichs computer graphics class at Benson High School. .... Ricketts said he wanted an introduction to careers such as electrician and welder to begin in junior high in Nebraska schools. More

Chalkboard: The week in Omaha-area school news

Jan 24, 2015 • Omaha World-Herald
Bound for Pearl Harbor: Benson High School's JROTC has been invited to participate in the 75th anniversary parade commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor. Cadets who have been selected to go to Hawaii to participate in the parade, scheduled for Dec. More

2 Benson High students arrested for bringing loaded gun to school

Dec 6, 2013 • Omaha World-Herald
Two Omaha Benson High School students were arrested Thursday after bringing a loaded gun to the campus, school officials said. Principal Anita Harkins-Baldwin alerted parents about the incident through a letter, assuring them no one was hurt and no ... More

Omaha Benson High's JROTC cadets in France to take part in D-Day parade

Jun 5, 2014 • Omaha World-Herald
After a year of fundraising, studying military history and speaking with veterans, members of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Omaha Benson High School are in France to participate in Friday's D-Day Memorial Parade. The 25 cadets were ... More

Benson Junior ROTC to honor troops in Normandy

Jun 2, 2014 • KETV Omaha
"We have the names of four Nebraskans that are buried at Omaha Beach, and we're taking those names with us and bringing a Nebraska flag with us and placing it at their gravesites to let them know they are not forgotten," said Lt. Col. (Ret) Michael ... More

OPS board urges faster progress on revamping Benson High, including possible ...

Sep 16, 2014 • Omaha World-Herald
Benson High School industrial technology teacher Andrew Ristow talks about the school's electrician training program, the first of three career academies planned by the school. He is standing in Benson's shop facility, complete with wiring training ... More

Benson High School grants honorary diploma for murdered teen

May 12, 2014 • KETV Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. —A murdered Omaha teenager was granted the high school diploma she never got the chance to earn. Related ... Benson High School presented Carr's mom, Shavon Carr, with a diploma her daughter would have received this Saturday. More

Benson Hall of Fame to honor 8 graduates, 2 former educators

Apr 19, 2014 • Omaha World-Herald
A 1964 Omaha University graduate, he was the Pediatrics Laboratory Supervisor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center from 1965 to 1971. He received his Ph.D. in 1971 in biochemistry. After retiring, he became a consultant in Photonics at Duke ... More

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