1) I had a little over three hundred students in my graduating class.
2) My worst grade was in pre-calculus.
3) I was on the pom-pon squad, which was more like dance and less like cheer-leading even though the uniforms were similar.
4) I was way too serious in high school. My biggest regret is that I didn’t enjoy the time I had.
5) I lived in Michigan at the time and had to stand at the bus stop some days at negative thirty.
6) I dissected a fetal pig as well as a cat.
7) During my senior year of high school, I worked as a co-op at a hospital histology lab. I assisted with three autopsies there along with several other gross and disgusting things I absolutely loved at the time.
8) I never had a boyfriend, and the only “date” I went on was when my best-friend’s ex-boyfriend took me out to breakfast to ask how I thought he could get her back.
9) I played violin in the orchestra. One of my favorite memories was going to the state festival each March and stopping at McDonald’s on the way back for Shamrock milkshakes.
10) I did some summer music theater, but I regret that I never tried out for any of the drama club plays.
11) My favorite teacher was my eleventh grade chemistry teacher. I went on to take his advanced biology class my senior year.
12) I was president of the Spanish club for a year.
13) I never went to prom, but one year several of my friends’ dads got together and served all of us girls a huge fancy meal. We went out afterward to a school playground and went swinging in our dresses and skirts.
14) There was a cross-country trail right behind our school where my best friend and I would walk during lunch.
15) My graduating class voted me “most likely to make a difference.”