For some people high school was something they had to endure and couldn’t wait to escape from. For me it was one of the best five years of my life. Yes, in Canada when I was going to high school we had a grade 13.
High school was when I had my first date, my first boyfriend (not the same person), my first kiss, my first (of many) crushes, learned how to drive. It was full of teenage angst arguing over boys, balancing studies and going out with my friends. A few scandals swept through my group of friends that would hardly be of any notice today. I remember studying in the caf. Tutoring some of my friends before exams because I was the nerd of the group and had high enough marks that I didn’t have to write the finals for most subjects. You’d think that would be great. Early start of summer vacation. Except I was the only one who didn’t have to be at school. All my friends had to write finals so I hung out in the cafeteria to chat in between their exams.
I made many friends in high school and with Facebook I can keep in touch with them. I’m friends with a few people from the old gang. One of the guys I had a crush on. The guy I had my first date with. I was friends with my first boyfriend but I think his wife made him unfriend me.
In high school I learned more than the classics and how to dissect a frog. I learned that some of the most embarrassing things in your life you can look back at and laugh at later. Many, many years later. I learned I wasn’t the type to follow people blindly because they were popular. I learned people respect you (and apologize when they’re wrong) when you stand up for yourself.
High school was when I decided I wanted to be a writer.
My high school is having its 50th anniversary reunion May 11 – 14, 2016. I can’t wait to attend and see old friends. Find out what the old gang is doing now. Hopefully some of our more famous alumni will show up.
Name dropping alert!
Check out the Wikipedia page to see who some of our famous alumni are. I wonder how long it will take for me to be listed there. 🙂 I thought people were pulling my leg when they said Kiefer Sutherland went there the year before I got there. But according to Wikipedia it’s true. Now, I know you can’t believe everything Wikipedia says but I had enough people tell me the Kiefer Sutherland story to think it’s true. And it is on his IMDB page. I know for a fact that a few of the other alumni listed on the Wikipedia page are true because I went to school with them. They were a year or two ahead of me. Can you guess who they are?
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A road trip goes wrong for a group of friends trying to help one of them get over a break up. They find an inn where the mirrors are cursed and they realize they don’t know each other as well as they thought they did.
A road trip without a plan sounded like a good idea when Lena and her friends hit the road. A mini vacation and support for Steve, recently dumped, have the friends travelling through small towns and back roads. After hours of driving in the heat in a cramped car they’re all ready for something to eat and a good night’s rest. Reflections Inn looks perfect for the group of friends. A little run down, it hides a supernatural horror.