Visiting My Doomed High School


The wrecking balls plan to smash down Auburn High School this summer so I decided to take one last look during the open house for alumni and friends. I don’t remember setting foot in the place since I graduated 25 years ago.

I’m still unsure how I feel about saying goodbye to those cracked and beat up white buildings. Facing my own mortality comes to mind although the place looked run down to me when I went there. I would say it’s past time for the district to rebuild.

Anyway, here’s a tour of what I saw and remembered. I did feel a sadness of a time gone past and the loss of that wide open future feeling I once had. At the same time, I sure had fun walking through with my family and feeling complete in a way I know I never did while sitting on those concrete benches.