New Hampshire March 17, 2016
13 Things You Know Are True If You Went To A Small High School In New Hampshire
There’s nothing quite like growing up in a small town, and that’s especially true during the four years of high school. Going to high school in small town New Hampshire means having classmates who become more like siblings, teachers who know your parents well, and a slight obsession with looking back on those four great years. Here are some things that you know are true if you went to a small high school in the Granite State.
1. Your friends’ cousins are your favorite dating pool.
After all, you had dated any of the eligible students at your school by the end of sophomore year.
2. No Thanksgiving Day is complete without a high school football game.
Which, coincidently, doubles as a class reunion.
3. If you’re the younger sibling, you’ve already got a reputation.
If you’re coming a grade or two behind your sibling, the teachers already have a bias based on your last name.
4. It’s hard not to judge your kids’ friends by how their parents acted in high school.
Dad was class clown? You’re likely to give little Johnny the side eye.
5. The teachers must be immortal.
Your parents had them, you did too, and maybe they even taught your kids. How have they been there so long?
6. It’s not unusual to marry your high school sweetheart.
After all, you know at least three couples who started off that way.
7. Anything over 40 is a large class.
When you hear about graduating classes of hundreds, your mind is blown.
8. Snow day? No way.
Not in this state.
9. Your after prom party was outdoors, probably around a bonfire.
Which you probably used four-wheelers to get to.
10. No matter how much you plot, you’re never going to get away with it.
Someone will see you out, or accidently tell their mom, who cuts the hair of your best friend’s grandmother who tells her son who works with your dad. Everyone knows everyone.
11. Livestock or wildlife is likely to interrupt a school function at least once during your four years.
At least it adds a bit of excitement.
12. You’ll end up working with, living near, or befriending someone you couldn’t stand in high school.
Somehow, they’re just not so bad now!
13. Anywhere is better than here.
Until you leave after graduation, and then you realize what you’ve given up.
What did you learn attending high school in small town New Hampshire?