Saying Goodbye to the Auditorium

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The auditorium at Gresham high school that will be torn down soon. It contains many memories of past productions and people working really hard to make them as best as they can.

The auditorium at Gresham high school that will be torn down soon. It contains many memories of past productions and people working really hard to make them as best as they can.

Amellia Wells

Amellia Wells

The auditorium at Gresham high school that will be torn down soon. It contains many memories of past productions and people working really hard to make them as best as they can.

Amellia Wells, Staff Writter

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The Gresham-Barlow School District is starting to demolish the Gresham High that students all know and love. The main part of the building has been around since 1914. Fortis Construction will start demolishing the west side of the building in April.

  One specific area they will start to bulldoze, that many students are sad to see go, is the auditorium. The auditorium has held approximately 50 productions just within the 25 years that Sara Dempsey has been teaching at Gresham. The last production that will be performed in the auditorium is Les Miserables, taking place on March 8-10th and 15-17th.

  Many students that have performed in past productions are very sad to see the auditorium go because they have made many precious memories there. One student in particular says although the auditorium will be torn down, it will never replace the recollections he has made.

  “The auditorium has been like a second home to me. I think throughout my high school years here at Gresham I have spent more time in that building than anywhere else. I have made so many memories in there and it is very bittersweet that it will be torn down. A new improved theatre will be in place but it will never replace the memories that were made,” senior Robert Harris said.

  Although it is “out with the old and in with the new,” some students are happy that future students will be able to have a more modern auditorium. One student says that the new auditorium is a good thing, because the current one is no longer a safe environment due to the seats being torn apart and the auditorium frequently getting flooded when it rains.

  “I feel sad that it is getting torn down but i’m glad we are getting a new auditorium because that one is so old and falling apart,” junior Madison Lindroth said.

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