Monday, September 17

Show and Tell: High School Memories

Its Monday again...
And you know what that means! I am linking up again with Becky for another super fun little "get to know you" linky all about High School this week!!!
So I should probably preface this post/these question with this: I was home schooled from 8th grade until 11th grade and then I talked my parents into letting me go to Public school for my Senior Year. Now, I know what you're thinking... "Wow she looks pretty normal to have been home schooled." and you would be right haha! I liked being homeschool, I was always academically challenge {as in I was always pushing myself to learn more} and I self studied a lot, which really benefited me in college. I think it works for some and can be done right, but I also really  enjoyed my senior year in Public School!

1. Tell us what kind of student you were in high school {popular, nerd, sport obsessed, choir, etc}
I was a "normal" nerdy student. I mean I was the kind of student who studied hard and always put in full effort, but I also had a social life, boyfriends, felt that fashion was important, and occasionally got into minor trouble with the rents {nothing major}. When I was home schooled I actually played on a coed soccer team haha and wasn't half bad. And I took pointe, ballet, and tap 3 nights  a week. That was me not super popular but not an outcast either. 

2. Share with us some high school pictures. We know you have them somewhere.
Here goes... You Ready for This...
My brother and Me {15} on the 4th of July. Yes my mom made us wear matching shirts haha we were mocking her in this picture.

 Me and my Best Friend Allison at a Church retreat our Junior Year.

 Senior Prom Party Bus!!

 Me Escorting Ryan for the King Comet court. 

 First Day of Senior Year. Wearing our Senior Crowns.

 Powderpuff!!! That was a great night! Seniors won of course!

This picture is really great... It was a senior privilege to sit on the wall at foot ball games and every year the girls made shirts. That is me on the right and Ryan looking on to glory in the "Lucky" shirt. ;) good times...

3. Tell us about your school. Private? Public? How many in graduating class? Mascots? School colors?
We you got a little bit about that earlier, but I went to a Public school for senior year. We were the Asheboro Blue Comets!! Our colors were White and Royal blue. We had about 240 in our graduating class.
4. Tell us about some of your favorite memories of high school. Or what stands out the most? Any teachers? Specific classes?
I liked high school. I mean somedays were hard right? You felt like you didn't belong or you wanted to grow up faster, but I would have to say that what stands out the most for me is all the fun memories that include my husband. We were always told, "only 1% of high school relationships make it through college." and we always told each other we wanted to beat that odd. And WE DID!!! We were in AP English together and still laugh to this day about how Ryan was so much better at it than I was and how he had to nudge me to keep me awake while we read the Canterbury tales out loud haha. Or how he would meet me at my car every afternoon after school to say bye and give me a kiss. 

Home Schooling also had some really fun times a good memories. Like the time I dissected a pig on the kitchen table with my mom for Anatomy and Physiology or the time I Dad and I blew things up in chemistry experiments. Or how mom would tell us to work on something because she had to go be the lunch lady and cook lunch. ;)
We still joke about how we at way too much chicken and pasta while we were home schooled.

5. Tell us a piece of advice you would pass on to your children or any child entering high school.
I have actually been thinking about this a lot lately. Entering into high school and even at graduation I thought that I had it all figured out. I knew exactly what school I should go to and what I would study, but I quickly learned that I knew nothing and even now I wish I had listened to my mom when she told me that it is respectable to get a degree from a community college in Photography or dental hygiene or ultrasonography. Don't get me wrong I am so thankful for my 4 year degree and wouldn't trade it or my time at NCSU for anything, but at the same time I would tell my children to not listen to what is expected of them but to follow their hearts to find out what will be best for them and their future. I would also tell them to work hard and give their all but enjoy the moments of fun at the same time. High school is a wonderful time despite the way they feel sometimes.


  1. Fun to read! My husband and I were also high school sweethearts. Fun times!

  2. How awesome that you and your husband went to high school together! That's such a great experience!
    I met my husband when I was 19 and he was 25, I always feel like I missed out on part of his life because I didn't know him when he was a teenager!

    And I homeschooled myself Junior year, does that count?hehe.


  3. cute!

    I was homeschooled all the way until my sophomore year of high school. I agree that it really helped me in college and once i went to high school (private Christian School) but i was MORE than ready to be in school by the time I actually went!


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