Show & Tell: High School Memories

I’m linking it up with…

1. Tell us what kind of student you were in high school {popular, nerd, sport obsessed, choir, etc}

Freshman year was hell. I had come from a verrrrry small private middle school. Verrrrry small, meaning 11 kids in my graduating class. Yes. Eleven. So needless to say, I knew no one going in to high school. & to top it off, I was painfully shy. & had braces. & frizzy curly hair. Freshman year was so bad that one time I even ate lunch in the bathroom because I couldn’t find anyone to sit with. [please tell me I’m not alone on this one, or I might just have to go crawl under a rock with embarrassment…]

In HS, I was really involved in competitive dance, practicing for hours every day after school. I would do my homework in class since I would barely have time to do it at home. Honestly, I really just went to school to get it over with. I made decent grades (except in math), excelled in my Early Childhood elective class (go figure), but never pushed myself to be better.

By the end of sophomore year, my looks had started to change {see: question 2} and I was starting to fit in better; although by no means was I ever popular. I was dating the “cutest” boys, which was fun at the time, but totally unnecessary! I would go to house parties on the weekend, doing the stupid things you do at stupid high school parties, when parents are out of town {gasp! not me! no, never!}

My husband and I joke now that we would not have *clicked* in high school. He was a straight-A guy, focused on college, friends with everyone… and I was well, not.

2. Share with us some high school pictures. We know you have them somewhere.

  {yes…. I had blonde hair throughout most of high school. crazy, right?}

3. Tell us about your school. Private? Public? How many in graduating class? Mascots? School colors?
I went to a very nice, newly renovated public high school where there were roughly 900 in my graduating class. Yes. 900. Our mascot was a Patriot, with our colors naturally being red, white, and blue. 
4. Tell us about some of your favorite memories of high school. Or what stands out the most? Any teachers? Specific classes?
Nothing about high school stands out the most. How terrible is that?! I dreaded going to school, and wished it away almost every day. My best memories were of dance, after school, where I could just be ME.
5. Tell us a piece of advice you would pass on to your children or any child entering high school.

Ohh geeze… there’s so much I could say… PAY ATTENTION IN CLASS!!! There will be plenty of time for chit-chatting and finding out all the latest gossip. In the end, it’s more important to get a great education than it is to wear the cutest clothes or date the cutest boys.

High school is just a short four years in the grand scheme of life. Yes, you evolve and learn a lot about yourself, but they’re definitely not the “best four years of your life”.

& most importantly…. BE NICE TO YOUR PARENTS!! ’nuff said.


What about you? What were you like in high school?


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