This week’s Friday Five theme with the DC Triefecta is “Five Things About Me.” I’ve written several posts previously with the “About Me” (you can find some of them here, here, and here), so I thought I’d narrow this week’s topic in a bit more and share five memories from high school. Because who doesn’t look back on their high school days and love every minute of it? 🙂
1. The majority of my close friends were all in Marching Band and Color Guard. Yes, I was a band groupie, and when I wasn’t performing with the dance team at football and basketball games I could usually be found sitting in the stands with the band. Steak ‘n’ Shake was our post football and basketball game hangout spot. If you have never gotten a shake at Steak ‘n’ Shake you’re missing out! (And yes, we went to Steak ‘n’ Shake after our high school reunion back in November!)
2. I was on my high school’s Yearbook staff sophomore-senior years of high school, and was an editor junior and senior years. When I wasn’t busy with academics or my rigorous dance schedule I could usually be found in the Yearbook lab. And I may or may not have made arrangements to have study hall added to my schedule for my last semester of high school just so that I could spend more time in the Yearbook lab.
3. My favorite classes in high school were my Social Studies classes. (Anybody shocked given my profession?) I have fond memories of participating in mock debates in my International Relations class and late nights baking cookies from scratch with my cookie shop group for my Economics class.
4. In Illinois, every student is required to take PE classes all four years of high school. I was so excited junior and senior year when a brand new class called Dance Fitness was offered. While it didn’t fit into my schedule during junior year (there were very few sections of the class and I had to make the choice between taking upper level core classes or Dance Fitness), I was so excited when it did fit into my schedule senior year. I loved being able to spend my daily PE time learning ballroom dances, doing yoga, or doing the occasional Tae Bo.
5. Junior Prom was by far my most favorite of the high school dances that I attended. My date was my best friend from high school, and although I was super sick with a nasty cold, I had a blast that night. I always remind my students that who you go to a dance with can make or break your dance experience, and despite being sick (sick enough that I had to go home sick from school the day before Prom), Junior Prom was one of the best nights of my high school experience.
QOTD: What is one of your favorite memories from high school?
As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up. Be sure to check out their posts as well!