What was the best part about high school?
I enjoyed my time with my friends and teachers.
Hanging out with all my friends (this was a popular answer)
Meeting new people
Class with friends
Winning conference football championship
Friends—learning who you will always have and who wasn’t meant for you.
Getting up super early all week
Teachers that were too serious
Anything they wish they would have done differently?
Actually paid attention in class
Paid more attention to my grades
Kept playing sports after freshman year
Join more clubs
Um, no. I think my high school years were the best.
I wish I played more sports
Worked harder in Spanish
What’s most exciting about leaving high school?
No rules, dress code, putting up with teachers
Just knowing that I’m finally done
Not having to do any more homework
Going to college
What’s scary about leaving high school?
Being in the real world
I’m not looking forward to bills
Not seeing a lot of my friends anymore
Leaving my mom
Being on my own and having to make all my own decisions
Leaving my boys
What do they plan to do?
College (four year, two year, community college, pursue masters degree)
Any parting words? Advice?
Study, study, study
Remember you make your own future
Don’t settle for good. Strive for your best
Stay in school even though it’s tough.
Strive to keep your grades up and play as many sports as you can.
So, any surprise answers up there? What were YOUR best and worst high school experiences? Was leaving high school exciting or scary? Or both? Tell us all about it in the comments!