Friday, August 20, 2010

Flashback Friday - More School Days

Continuing with the back-to-school theme. . . .
What type of extra-curricular school activities did you participate in during your school days? Clubs? Spelling bees or other contests? Cheerleader or drill team? Sports? Journalism? Choir or theater? Were there any memorable events related to those? Did you receive any awards? Were football games a big deal at your school? Did you usually attend - and was it with a group or as a date? What was Homecoming like?
 Well, for me this is the first back-to-school theme I'm participating in. Unlike others, school was not always the best of experiences for me. I was an average student. We moved the summer between 7th and 8th grade. I'm not talking across town. We moved across the state. Literally from one side to the other. I knew no one. In a town of about 1500, everyone knew everyone. Well, except me and my family.
Eighth grade is kind of a blur of just getting familiar with the area, students, routine, new home, new parent, new siblings. My dad had remarried the year before so there were lots of adjustments. Seriously. No wonder my school years are kind of a blur.
Anywhoo, I participated in sports which I love and made a couple of really good friends. One gal in particular I'm still in contact with to this day. Which sport? I'm so glad you asked. lol. I played basketball. Crazy I know. That was during a time when girls played half court. I played defense and was a good rebounder. Yep. My scrawny pencil thin legs could JUMP for that ball.
Oh....flashback!!! I had the leading role in our senior play. Now....what was the name of that play??? *sigh I don't remember. But I do remember tryouts and one of the reasons I got the part was because my voice carried so well. Just call me "big mouth." lol. Really! You could barely hear the other girl read her lines who tried out for the same part.
Yep, I dated and went to prom. I dated a boy from a different school and went to both our proms. Seriously, in a town of only 1500 people there wasn't a wide selection....if you know what I mean. My best friend and I both dated boys from another school. She's still married to that guy.
Here's a pic of the high school I attend. Nope. No photos of me. Trust me. It's better this way.
If you'd like to join in with your own flashback, post your own memories then just hop on over to Mocha with Linda's and link up. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a fabulous weekend.
I'm also linking up with this group this week. They look like a fun group.

Peace and Joy,


Psalm 16:8 (NKJV) I have set the LORD always before me;  Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.


Lea said...

Enjoyed stopping by your blog this morning. I know all about moving and adjustments, my life was full of moves throughout my school days, but somehow it never seemed to bother me (or at least I didn't know it if it did.) :o) Blessings to you for a wonderful week-end!

Mocha with Linda said...

Enjoyed reading your memories. Your statement about "no photos" cracked me up.

H-Mama said...

I know what you mean... I had to change schools a lot. Readjusting is never easy, even as a kid.

No pix? What's up with that? ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your memories! What? No photo??? LOL

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) said...

Your profile reads "education," are you a teacher? (I am!)


Stopping by from Java's blog hop. Your reasons for starting a blog are somewhat similar to mine.

Writing often is essential to keep my brain oiled!


bekahcubed said...

How interesting. With a town that small, you must have been dating someone from a neighboring town--there's no way your town had two high schools (unless one was a parochial school?)

It definitely sound like you had a LOT of adjustments to make through high school. Yikes!

Kim said...

Moving at that age is a HUGE adjustment, I agree. My move was between 8th and 9th grade, from the Detroit area to southeastern KY. I remember my freshman English teacher getting in my face early that year and saying, "You just think you're so much better than us 'cause you talk all proper!" LOL For someone as shy as I was at that age, it was mortifying! Looking back I have to laugh, why was someone who couldn't even speak the King's English teaching it?! hahaha

I can't tell you the number of times I missed the bus that first year because I could NOT get my schedule straight. LOL I would think it was gymn day and go get all changed and go to the field only to see the buses driving away. Oh my word, what a year! So I can totally empathize with how traumatic that year was for you :)

Mary said...

Not many people dated people from my high school, either. Too much like dating your sibling! (LOL!)

Candace said...

I rarely dated anyone from my high school! It was fun reading your memories and also your Random Dozen. I have enjoyed getting to know you better through each post that you make. I wanted to let you know that I left a little something for you on my last blog post. I hope you enjoy it.

Have a great week!