I just came across a photo of my high school softball team from my senior year, which got me thinking back to high school and wondering how I did it all and maintained a good GPA. It seems I did a little bit of everything.
Of course there was softball. I played softball from 8th grade through college. I wasn’t great, but I loved to play. I played second base and some outfield, depending on the year and the team. I won’t tell you who I am in the photo, but you’re free to guess!
I was in band and two jazz bands. I wouldn’t really call myself a band nerd, since we had a relatively small high school (less than 500 students) so a lot of students did many activities, band included. I played flute in the higher level band, saxophone in the lower level jazz band, and keyboard bass in the higher level jazz band. We had a lot of greatscores to choose from in all 3 bands, and won several competitions both locally and out of state. It was always a lot of fun.
I was the co-editor of the yearbook for two or 3 years. I can’t really remember if it was 2 or 3. I’m thinking it was 3. This is back in the day before there was online editing or photoshop, so there was a lot of cropping and editing of written work. I also wrote for the school newspaper (in my spare time).
I was in a few different clubs, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, and Drama Club. I acted in a few plays – all one-acts. My senior year, my BFF and I directed (and acted in) a one-act play.
Despite all this, I still managed to graduate with a 3.7 GPA and on the honor roll. I was 13th in a class of 113. I credit doing all of this with being able to practice good time management later in life and developing a work-life balance.
Who were you in high school?