Happy Gabby


photo by Sheila Moore

Gabby Bingaman and Judith at home in the sunset.

Gabrielle Bingaman is a Meridian High School student, but everyone calls her Gabby. She is crazy about her puppy. 

She was born on May 13, 2003, and lives in Decatur, Illinois. This year, Bingaman is a senior. She wants to become a neonatal nurse practitioner, so she is going to study for two years at Richland and continue her studies at the University of Missouri Kansas City. This information is subject to change depending on how her college visits go. 

She works as often as possible to save money for later and got a job at an afterschool program and Southside Country Club, but now she works at Farm & Fleet. She got a new car (a red Mini Cooper) in June, that she bought with her own money. 

Her favorite class is Journalism where she’s the Executive Producer and works on the yearbook as a co-Editor-in-Chief. 

The celebrity who is the most inspiring to Gabby is Sadie Robertson “for her passion and spiritual life,” Bingaman said. 

Bingaman is keen on art, making videos, and taking photos. In her free time, she also enjoys watching TV shows like Law and Order: Special Victim Unit with Sheila Moore.

She loves her dog, an adorable one-year-old Aussiedoodle named Judith. Judith is crazy about playing fetch in the front yard and going for Saturday morning Dunkin Runs. She has a sweet tooth and a weakness for whip cream. 

A perfect day for Bingaman would probably be a Sunday, where she would go to church, spend time with her nursery kids, watch her favorite TV program, play fetch with Judith (her puppy), and end with a family movie. 

The most important people in her life are Sheila, Adam, Clayton, Sydney, and Sable. A.k.a the Moore’s. 

The motto that inspires her is a verse from the Bible, which says “God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand,” according to her Instagram account. 

Her favorite book is The Shack by William P. Young, a story about a young man who goes to a cabin. There, he meets three people, but those three people are God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. 

Bingaman’s favorite trip was in December 2019, when she went to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in order to go to the Strength to Stand Conference. She was with her church youth group. They attended the three-day conference and also did go-carts, went swimming, and got ice cream. She appreciated it so much because she lived a very powerful moment, she felt connected to God and saw a purpose in herself.