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Before attending Benson, I lived in Eugene where I attended the Eugene Waldorf School. Moving to Portland meant finding a High School. We searched for months, looking for a school that would fit my interests. Being a hands on learner, my parents and I did extensive amounts of research and reading, attended shadow days at Grant, Metropolitan Learning Center, and finally came to the conclusion that Benson was the right fit for me.
My freshman year was amazing and really valuable to my experience in choosing a major. I originally was interested in the Communications Major, for it's Photography, Video, and Web Design classes. But when the first week of school rolled around, it was the Automotive major that really grabbed my attention. After attending my 1st quarter rotation as a Freshman, I knew right then that the Auto was right for me. Had I not been given that time as a Freshman to explore the different Majors offered here at Benson through the rotations, I would not have been able to see auto as the right Major for me.
The first two years at Benson I feel are the most crucial, because students get to do hands on activities in all of the Majors which really prepares them to make an informed decision about choosing a major. Taking this vital decision making process away from students will not only put students in a Major that is not right for them, but change the way that Benson has closed the gap in Portland Public Schools for 90 years.
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