By: Dylan Stewart
Track kicks off with a slow start because of weather related issues. Runner got to run in the cemetery because of of the track being to covered in snow and other areas being to muddy or wet. Because of the tar in the cemetery there was nice flat ground to run on that wasn’t wet or muddy. Runners worked on agility stations and splints meanwhile throwers did drills inside and worked on throwing technique. With the first meet coming up at the beginning of april we can just hope all this snow and mud will be gone.
By: Julia Kill
BENSON, MN – The Benson track team held their first practice on Monday, March 18. Their first practice of the season was held at Benson High School. The track team is also joined by KMS students. Their practices start around 4 o’clock when the KMS athletes arrive.
Their practices consists of running a warm up, then when they get back to the gym they will stretch as a team. Most of the time each distance has a different workout, therefore, shorter distance runners will run a shorter distance than the longer distances runners. When they are all done running they all head back into the gym and stretch once again as a team.
by Adam Forsberg
The students of Benson Public High School are more anxious than ever! With the third quarter coming to the end, the students are one quarter away from the end of the school year. The students who felt the most impacted by this were the seniors, it’s their last year of high school, and they’re one quarter away from graduating. Some were happy, others nervous, and all of them know it’s getting closer everyday. One happy senior, Jared Muehlbauer, had this to say, “It was a long journey, and it will finally end!”.
BY: ADDISON DOSCHER
Today is the first day of spring, which marks the SCBH “Hop into Health” 5k Color run/walk. Anna Samuelson, Zoe Doscher, & Taylor Samuelson have donated their time to volunteer and help at the color run for the past 2 years. “ Very soon, we will be starting to fill the color bottles so it is easier for the workers to throw color on the runners. The best part of the color run is seeing all the colors on everyone after the run is done.” Sophomore Zoe Doscher remarked.
The SCBH “Hop into Health” Color Run will be held on Saturday April 20th with the race beginning at 8:00am. All the proceeds of the run will benefit the Benson Kid Day Parade and Carnival. At the Color run, There will be music, face painting, and refreshments. There will be free-will donation accepted at the registration table. This event is FREE to all participants. There will be color stations throughout the 3 mile course. You can Run, Bike, or walk for this family oriented event. Many Staff and family members of SCBH are donating their time to put this great event on so we hope to see you there!
By Dylan Stewart
The Benson High School Career fair was on Wednesday the 13th from first hour to the near end of 4th hour and was comprised of many different and interesting career paths for students to choose from. With 37 different options to choose from you only get to pick 4 career paths and then get to go and listen to the speaker and hear what they do for a living. They were very fun and enjoyable I ask my fellow peer Ross Metz, and he told me that he learned alot about Auto Body. Over all the Career Fair had many choices all the way from Job Interviewer to a mortician. In the end the career fair has helped me not only pick what I want to be in the future but also what I don’t want to be.
By: Julia Kill
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Benson sent sixty-seven students to compete in the BPA state convention in Minneapolis Minnesota. On Thursday March 7, Benson students competed in a competition against 102 other schools. BPA stands for Business Professionals of America. Benson is known for sending a lot of students to compete in the state competition. We are now sending twenty-six students to the National convention held in California this year.
by Adam Forsberg
On March 14, the Benson High School Robotics team were finishing their robot to compete in the next couple days against 51 other teams. The team, called Aluminum Falcons, placed 32nd out of 52nd against teams from China, Canada, and the USA. The Aluminum Falcons had a team of seven, as they left early on March 13, so they would miss the storm that would impact Grand Forks later that night.