Goodbye Bingham


Aubrey Tanner, Editor in Chief

 Dear Bingham, 

If anyone had told me that my last quarter of high school would be abruptly halted, and that I would say goodbye from a distance, I would not have believed you. I remember the Friday before thinking there was no way the district would close Bingham. I personally am not the most distraught by not getting to walk, and some of the other things that accompany graduating and senior year,  but I am still a little disappointed by the events of this year, and what it means for the senior class of 2020. 

I am so thankful for the teachers at Bingham, and all they have done for me, all the help and leniencies they have given me. Thank you, teachers, for working so hard. This year was a very hard and disappointing year in more ways than just academically. So, thank you Bingham for having a good atmosphere that helped support me throughout the trials I faced. I am glad the year is over, but not in this way, not like this. 

I will not miss getting lost in the halls, frantically trying to get classes on Arena Scheduling, getting overwhelmed with homework, and praying to find a parking spot. However, I will miss all the friends I made and the wonderful teachers. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to get a good education.

I did some dumb things, some smart things, laughed and cried. Maybe I should have gotten more involved, been more social, made more friends. Although time spent at Bingham was not the best three years of my life, it was overall a good time that taught me many valuable skills. 

To my fellow seniors I am so sorry that things ended this way. I know how much some of you were looking forward to the traditional end. To all of my teachers thank you, your efforts do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. To the newspaper staff, thank you for being so energetic, supportive, and entertaining. To my friends, thank you for listening and being there and thank you for doing dumb things with me. To my parents, thank you for driving me until I got my licence, staying up with me while I did my homework and supporting me. To the future classes of Bingham, I say do not give up. Even when things aren’t the normal you’re used to, or things get so difficult you feel the need to give up, don’t do it. You are strong and you can do it. 

Thank you for the good and the bad, Bingham.

Yours truly, 

Aubrey Tanner