Lynbrook High School teacher Dr. Benedict Tieniber turned his passion for running into a positive way to honor the school’s 206 graduating seniors. Starting at the beginning of May, Dr. Tieniber decided that he would run 206 miles, one mile per graduating senior. While proudly wearing a T-shirt featuring the names of the Class of 2020, he officially completed his goal on June 4.
“I wanted to do this to show my commitment and appreciation for all of their efforts and hard work this year,” said Dr. Tieniber. “It feels great doing this for them. Many of the seniors have reached out to me and thanked me for ‘going the extra mile.’”
Dr. Tieniber teaches virtual enterprise, accounting and senior seminar at Lynbrook High School. He is also heavily involved in the community as the adviser of the school’s Key Club and as the coach the middle school baseball and wrestling teams.