As a senior, i have about 3 weeks left of my High School career, and looking back, it really wasn't that great.
My freshman year was most likely the worst. I was dealing with puberty (i was a late bloomer), i was really quiet and had like one or two friends. Since i had come from a very small middle school (30 kids in my class) to a much larger high school (like 310 kids in my class), the huge change was ALOT to deal with. i was a very strange, short, fat kid who didnt really talk to people. when somebody made fun of me i got really upset and frustrated. definitely not a good year.
Sophmore year was definitely better. I was more outspoken and engaged my teachers more. made friends, not really close friends, but people i would talk to in my classes. I wasn't as short or as fat so i was alot less awkward. besides that, I really don't remember much about that year at all. One thing i do remember is that i did not have a single person to sit with in the cafeteria. i usually just skipped lunch and spent my lunch period in the library surfing the internet. I was incredibly insecure with asking people i talked to in class if i could sit next to them. i had a huge fear of rejection and it was really strange.
Junior year was definitely better. i started taking some honor and AP classes and made closer friends. i had a short term kinda girlfriend, but she turned out to be totally messed up and crazy. And i definitly started to talk alot more and crack jokes at people. i had a regular lunch table and got more and more out of my shell. was a good year for me.
Now senior year has without a doubt been my best year. I have leaped out of my shell and thrown it away. i have a group of very good friends that i hang out with during school. I am popular with most of the kids i hang out with because of my abrasive sense of humor. I enjoy most of my classes and enjoy all of my teachers. My gpa went wayyy up because i wasnt taking Spanish anymore. I had a free period to socialize in. its definitly been a good year. i only wish i had met my group of friends before this year. they wish they had met me before this year. they say i add the perfect touch of humor and intelligence to the group. for the first time, i really feel part of something. its a good feeling.
Yet, the strange thing is, without a doubt, i am never going to be one of the people that say "high school was the best years of my life". its been a good run and i have definitely grown, but this is merely the foundation for a great rest of my life. i plan on studying Pre-Med and going onto Med School to get a M.D in infectious Diseases. and by pure coincidence, one of the people in my group is going to the same college as me, which is definitly nice.
So, my question to you is, What has your High School experience been like? Did you love every second of it? or hate it with all your soul?