Washington April 17, 2016
10 Things You Know Are True If You Went To A Small High School In Washington
People’s high school experiences are varied. Some hated those days, some never wanted them to end. Some were playing sports and learning new hobbies, others were working part-time or running for class president. But going to high school in a small town in Washington was an experience like no other. If you attended one, you’ll probably relate to this list.
1. You could name everyone in your class (first and last names) and you probably knew their parents, too.
2. If you had older siblings, your teachers took one look at your last name and either loved you or hated you because of their reputations.
And if they’d been teaching long enough, they probably taught your parents.
3. Your school’s FFA (Future Farmers of America) had a lot of members.
4. High school sports were also a huge deal, and older locals would come to the football games even if they weren’t related to any of the players.
5. Gossip was inevitable. News spread like wildfire.
Good luck keeping anything a secret at a small school.
6. And speaking of news, you couldn’t hide anything from your parents. If you and your friend got caught sneaking out of her house by her mother, your own mom was informed right away (even before cell phones).
7. Because there were so few options, dating was odd. Everyone just kind of rotated boyfriends and girlfriends (or stayed away from dating entirely).
8. Sports tryouts were brutal. Only a few people got cut, so if you didn’t make the team, it really hurt.
9. You had to be so incredibly sneaky and strategic to skip school that it just wasn’t worth it.
Someone’s parents would see you… or you’d get caught in a lie… just forget it.
10. You wouldn’t trade your experience for the world.
Whether you stayed in the same small town and married your high school sweetheart or traveled the world and met thousands of new people, you’ll be forever bonded to your classmates and remember your small school experience.
Did you go to a small high school in Washington?