Logan High School, born in 1917, still standing strong today. There are so many things to be celebrated on the school’s one-hundredth birthday, and for the most part, students seem to be wrapped in a sense of optimism and pride about it. There are, of course some missing links, one of them being the lack of true appreciation towards teachers from a large amount of students.
Those who don’t care much about their teachers, usually forget that their teachers are more than just “teachers.” They have their own lives, and most of them chose their job because they realized the value and need of education in society. It is not only great to have school pride because of your peers’ and your own hard work, but also because of the realization of your teachers’ dedication and passion to keep the school alive.
Our teachers should be some of the most, if not, the most honored citizens in society. That’s why Mr. Eborn, the AP European History, Modern World Civilizations, and Geography teacher at Logan High, is being spotlighted by the newspaper.
“When Luther stapled the 95 Theses to the monastery door, it sparked the beginning of what would forever change western civilization’s political and social ideology."
Those who know Mr. Eborn, know that he is passionate about Social Studies especially European History. All teachers have their own ways of teaching, and many students feel Mr. Eborn’s is one of the most inspiring, organized, and fun. With his huge passion for European history evident, Mr. Eborn shared some of his thoughts. He loves Martin Luther of all historical figures, because Luther was so passionate and driven to his beliefs.
“When Luther stapled the 95 Theses to the monastery door, it sparked the beginning of what would forever change western civilization’s political and social ideology,” Mr. Eborn said. He values this moment, marking it as the reason that our nation was ever able to come into existence. Clearly Mr. Eborn is a genuine person who truly understands the importance of history.
Mr. Eborn also loves baseball. He considers Jackie Robinson to be best individual in history when it comes to morality and humanity. “Jackie Robinson’s actions led to the freedom for African-American baseball players to compete alongside white baseball players in the MLB,” Eborn said.
Mr. Eborn’s favorite team is the Atlanta Braves, and his favorite all-time player for the team is Chipper Jones who played while Eborn was growing up, and who retired just three years ago. Eborn also appreciates a current player on the Braves, Freddie Freeman. The Atlanta Braves have not been the best team for the last few years, which shows that Mr. Eborn is also filled with loyalty and maybe a little bit of perseverance. However, baseball is only the first of a list of other hobbies Mr. Eborn loves to do outside of school.
Outdoors are his forte. He loves to go hiking, run trails, ski, camp, and especially fishing. He takes his kids fishing every day that he has time. Mr. Eborn said he loves the beauty of nature, and is outside for fun whenever he can. He has run in three marathons, and wants to continue running them whenever they come around.
Mr. Eborn’s background reveals why he has become who he is. He was born, and raised in Bear Lake, Idaho, a place more than capable of explaining his love for the outdoors. Eborn went to Bear Lake High School where he developed his passion for history. He also mentioned a fascination for Physics.
“Physics was very fascinating to me, but I wasn’t very good at it. Social Studies was easiest for me to understand and also the subject I loved most. That’s why I teach it here, today.”
After Eborn graduated, he went on an LDS mission to London. Afterward he attended Eastern Oregon University and then graduated from Utah State University. At USU Eborn met his favorite influential person of today, his history professor, Ross Peterson. Since then, Eborn has had a friendship with Peterson and has worked at Logan High since 2007.
Mr. Eborn’s students have been genuinely inspired not only to do better in their education, but also to enjoy it. He is full of passion, loyalty, perseverance, and is able to shed light on everything. Perhaps after reading about Mr. Eborn students will better understand and appreciate all their teachers; they may discover their teacher is one of the greatest people they’ll ever meet.
Teacher of the Month
Some food for thought: These people have to deal with rotten, smelly teenagers for nearly seven hours, five days a week. Now, that's commitment. That's why here, we've dedicated a space for students to recognize teachers and their dedication. They deserve it.