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Omaha school board approves career academy at Benson

Mar 17, 2015 • Lincoln Journal Star
OMAHAOmaha's school board has approved a plan to convert Benson High School into a career academy, a new twist on the traditional vocational school. A $1.8 million proposal to convert the school into Omaha Public Schools' only career-oriented high ... More

Work, philanthropy were Omahan Dick Westin's prime interests

Mar 22, 2015 • Omaha World-Herald
Floyd Olds, The World-Herald's sports editor when Westin graduated from Benson High School in 1950, pegged him as “one of Omaha's greatest athletes.” But a knee injury while playing football for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln kept him from his ... More

Devoted community supporter Walter 'Salty' Neal enjoyed woodworking, CWS

Mar 20, 2015 • Omaha World-Herald
He was born in Omaha, attended Benson High School and earned a high school diploma and a two-year associate's degree at Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri. Neal had known his future wife, Beverly, for several years before he left for the ... More

Julie Fargo Grauer

Mar 21, 2015 • Ravalli Republic
Julie Fargo Grauer died of natural causes March 19, 2015 at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. Born Julie Marie Fargo on March 5, 1932 in Doland, South Dakota, she grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. She attended Benson High School in Omaha followed by ... More

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

Veteran no longer homeless or hopeless

Mar 9, 2015 • Grand Island Independent
Veteran Ryan Kaufman, who works with other veterans through the At Ease Program at Lutheran Family Services, shares part of his story recently during the Heartland United Way's 68th annual meeting at the Riverside Golf Club in Grand Island. More

School board to consider making Benson a 'career academy'

Feb 18, 2015 • KETV Omaha
Garth Brooks ticket sales break Nebraska record ... A final plan headed for Omaha's school board could create three academies in the coming years, focused on business and entrepreneurship, health professions, construction and design. ... Speaking about ... More

OPS policies hurt high schools like Benson that are struggling to attract students

May 8, 2013 • Omaha World-Herald
Senior Jeff Lechner, 18, leads prospective students and their parents on a tour of Benson High School. Declining enrollment could cost the school its Class A status for sports and other activities. Three other OPS high schools are turning away students. More

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