Letters to the Editor

Trafton school Arlington

On Friday, April 18, Trafton elementary school got national recognition for having served the community for the last 120 years. It was recognized as a Washington State Heritage register and the national register for historic place.

What an honor and privilege for students, teachers and parents who kept the school going in the past and today.

As a parent to two Tafton alumni, I cannot express my thanks and gratitude enough, for having been able to be part of this wonderful institution. I enjoyed helping students in their studies, baking for the Trafton fair and being an active parent helping to promote the excellence of the school.

Alas, I had also attended several hearings regarding the closure of the school site, which to this day is still an enigma. Why close a school that had successfully functioned for so many years and graduated wonderful students with great achievements. Teachers and parents poured their hearts to make it the best in the District.

Now that Trafton school is an historic site, let's not forget its dedication to excellence, its perseverance and a reminder to honor and preserve the school for many more generations.

Esther Van Der Berg

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