Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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No matter what your line of work, you need to have communication skills. In radio we work to give students those skills that they will need, and we use the hook of Radio Broadcasting to develop those skills, to make them sucessful.

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SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA

Benson Polytechnic High School participates in SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. It helps each student excel.  SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.

 

As a part of the SkillsUSA experience, students in the various career technical education programs at Benson compete with students from other CTE schools in Oregon at the Oregon SkillsUSA conference each spring.  Gold medal winners in the state competitions then move on to compete in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Missouri in June.

 

Beginning in 2006 students in Benson’s broadcasting program have competed in the SkillsUSA Audio/Radio Production contest. 

KBPS students have been very successful in SkillsUSA!

 


Jacob Patterson & Martin Couch (front center) represented KBPS at the 
2006 National SkillsUSA conference
 in Kansas City, Missouri and were
Gold Medal Winners in the
 Audio/Radio Production Contest. 


Zack Keirsey & Abby Covell (front center) represented KBPS at the 
2008 National SkillsUSA conference
 in Kansas City, Missouri and were
Gold Medal Winners
 in the Audio/Radio Production Contest. 

 

Ebony Stewart & Brian Halvorsen (front-far right) represented KBPS at the 
2010 National SkillsUSA conference
 in Kansas City, Missouri and were 
Bronze Medal Winners
 in the Audio/Radio Production Contest.

 

 

Winnie Liu and Maria Pham

 

Maria Pham and Winnie Liu represented KBPS at the 
2012 National SkillsUSA conference 
in Kansas City, Missouri and were 
Gold Medal Winners
 in the Audio/Radio Production Contest.

This was the only gold metal won by Oregon at the 2012 national

competition.