My wife, Ashley, is a West Texan, a graduate of Abilene Cooper Public High School and the University of Texas.
American high school students trail teenagers from 14 European and Asian countries in reading, math and science. We're even trailing France.
By high school, I had traded my oversized, thick glasses for contact lenses, but my eyesight was getting worse every year, smothering my childhood aspiration of becoming an astronaut or, at least, a pilot.
I was sure I wanted to grow up to be either a veterinarian or a writer. In fact, I worked for a vet during high school, doing everything from cleaning cages to assisting in surgery.
I was student council president in high school, and even in law school, I was vice-president of the student bar association.
By the time I finished high school, I knew I wanted to become an astronomer. By the time I finished college, I knew I wanted to be part of the American space program. And that's exactly what I did.
Some of the best projects to ever come out of Atari or Chuck E. Cheese's were from high school dropouts, college dropouts. One guy had been in jail.
If I were a high school coach, I would put my best players on offense. The best athletes on my team, I would give them the ball and score points. I wouldn't play them on defense. I would play them where they can get the ball and score points.
I had never attended high school, but I was fairly well read.
A lot of what attracted people to Nirvana was that they were like the people you went to high school with.
I studied voice and piano fairly seriously during my elementary and high school days, and as such, I became very attuned to rhythm and cadence and voice.
I was a per diem floater in the same junior high school I went to. I sat in the office and made $42.50 a day, and whenever a teacher was absent, I'd substitute. I taught everything from English to auto shop.
When I was in high school, I earned the pimple award and every other gross-out award.
I have no ax to grind. I was lucky. I played. How many guys play high school, college football never play pro football?
In the 1940s, about 20% of people in the U.S. had graduated from high school, but less than 5% continued their education to get bachelors' degrees or higher.
Yeah, I did some small parts in high school and the first year of college and then fairly soon thereafter I settled into the backstage scenery, and then at the University of Maryland I was doing posters for their productions.
I was doing theater in my high school, and I started writing sort of silly songs on the piano backstage in summer theater. I eventually put them online and started getting this little following.
When I was in high school, I wasn't a nerd, I wasn't a jock. I wasn't a bad kid. I just flew under the radar with my homies.
I went to four different proms in high school. I was addicted to the whole ballroom thing.
I was a bandwagon jumper. If everybody in high school listened to it, so did I.