Bingham High School
, located in the Jordan School District
Jordan School District was the largest of Utah school districts , It now employs 2,631 teachers and other licensed personnel who educate more than 48,000 students. An additional 2,610 employees provide support services for the system...
, is one of the oldest schools in Utah
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. It celebrated its centennial on September 9, 2008. It serves 2,495 students in South Jordan
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Student Government History
Student government had its beginning at Bingham High sometime in the 1910s. The first student body president on record was Dewey Miller, who led the miner student body during the 1917/1918 school year. In the 1920s student government at Bingham, like the national government, consisted of three branches, executive, legislative and judicial. The student body officers formed the executive branch with a president, vice president, secretary-treasurer, yell master, yearbook editor and business manager. Representatives from all the classes, the principal, and two faculty members made up the legislative branch. The student body court, with a prosecuting attorney, judge, chief of police and a clerk handled the judicial duties of interpreting the school constitution and maintaining discipline. Over the years the structure of the student government would change, but the lifetime lessons in leadership would be the same.
Here is a list of some of the clubs at Bingham High School:
- Academic Decathlon (2010 1st place in region and 1st place in state for large schools)
- Dance Company
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- Future Business Leaders of America
- Future Farmers Association
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- Health Occupations Students of America
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- Key Club
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- National Honor Society
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- Political Science
- Speech and Debate Team (2010 1st place in region and 1st place state, under coach Carol Shackelford)
- Technology Student Association
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- Marching Band
- Wind Symphony
Bingham High School has an athletics department, that includes all these sports:
- Cross Country
- Ice Hockey
- Track and Field
Bingham is known for its excellent athletic programs and received the Deseret News All Sports Award in 2009 for having the highest finishes in all men's and women's sports of any 5A team in the state of Utah.
- Bruce Hardy
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- NFL tight
- Fred Roberts
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- NBA forward
- Kevin Curtis
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- NFL wide receiver
- Jaci Twiss - Film actress
- Jaime Bergman
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- Model and actress
- Chris Le (C-Le)
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- Director & Designer
- Gary Wilkinson
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- Utah State
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and international basketball forward
- Ivy Baker Priest
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- US Treasurer under Dwight D. Eisenhower