I saw that Danielle posted about her Senior (or all) years of High School a couple of weeks ago and I just had to do this post as well.I LOVED my high school years, as cheesy as that sounds, and I'm already looking forward to Miss Andi going and having the same experiences (maybe) someday!
I graduated in the class of 2005 from Fuqua School in little ole' Farmville, VA and we were the Falcons. It is a small private school (relaxed uniforms ya'll) and we had just about 45 or so in our graduating class. Andi starts next year in PK3 and I'm seriously over the moon!
|Getting ready for senior breakfast! Can you point me out? (That's my mom top right with the camera! haha)|
1. did you date someone from your school?
Yes. I dated one of my best friends for awhile who actually passed away while we were in college in a terrible car accident. We all miss him every day and cherish our memories together. RIP Brandon. I then dated someone from the local college in town (gasp) sorry parents!
2. did you marry someone from your high school?
No but there were a few that married within our class and that's fabulous!
3. did you car pool to school?
I lived about 20 minutes out from our school and at first no bus came that far (haha) My parents took me to school until I got my license.
|Getting ready to leave for senior beach week|
4. What kind of car did you have?
I had a silver Mercedes (older style) and actually had an awful accident. Completely totaled the poor Mercedes but the German engineering and steel roll cage saved my life. Afterwards, I got a newer-to-me white little Mercedes since the first one saved my life.
5. What kind of car do you have now?
Now I drive a white GMC Terrain and love it! I call it my petite SUV!
6. its friday night. football games or party?
Well this is going to sound cheesy but I was captain of the varsity cheerleading squad my junior and senior year so I was definitely at the football game because I had to be. Plus, even if I wasn't captain, I'd still be there! Small town football ya'll!
7. It is Saturday night?
I'm probably "riding around" with my bestie Sierra or we are at each other's houses for sure.
8. What kind of job did you have in high school?
I was a lifeguard through the YMCA because our high school had a large pool that was open to memberships/community during the summer and I also waited tables a bit at a small country place.
9. What kind of job do you have now?
I worked in Global Education & Study Abroad at Hampden-Sydney College before deciding to become a SAHM with Miss Andi for 21 months. I just recently started part-time as Financial Administrator for the College of Graduate & Professional Studies at Longwood University. What can I say...I love higher education!
10. Were you a party animal?
Yes...(shakes head) Our huge senior camp out was held at my house since we had so much land and no chance of cops coming and of course my parents took keys which started a riot with some parents but hey, they were being safe!
|Senior Year - September/ Adore this photo and still talk to all!|
11. Were you considered a flirt?
I got biggest flirt for my senior superlative...(geeeez)
12. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
Cheer, Dance & Theater, Youth for Christ, FBLA, Youth in Government & Spanish club (I also sang the national anthem for the sporting events)
13. Were you a nerd?
No. I was smart, but definitely not a nerd.I could've applied myself A LOT more looking back...
14. Did you get suspended or expelled?
yes. One time for "too many tardies" (is that the word? I was late a lot bc I liked to sleep in) All with said Cici of course...there was a few other times but we won't dive too deep into those...Getting "locked" in a bathroom so we didn't have to go to class might have been one of them (shakes head)
15. Can you sing the fight song?
YES! And can remember the cheer dance moves to it because we did it every touch down!
16. Who was/were your favorite teachers?
Oh man I adored my English teacher Mrs. Mason (she's retired now) and my Algebra teacher Mrs. Fowlkes was incredible. (in the sense where everyone was deathly afraid of her but my sarcasm actually helped develop a relationship between us. Thank goodness it did because I was AWFUL in math) Lastly, Mr. Custis, my History teacher is ah-mazing and he is still there thankfully!
17. Where did you sit during lunch?
All over if we stayed on campus! Always with my bestie Cici no matter what we were doing!
18. What was your school's full name?
19. When did you graduate?
20. What was your school mascot?
21. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
Senior year? Definitely! Maybe just a week or so? haha
22. Favorite traditions?
At Fuqua, you can decorate/paint your own parking spot in the senior parking lot and it gets very creative and intense! Super fun! Also, we went to Europe for our senior class trip (a whole other post in itself!) and we did OBX for senior Beach Week. Our senior pranks on the administration were pretty fun too!
23. Did you have fun at prom?
Oh heavens yes! (would change the boy (ew) in a heartbeat but yes)
24. Where you prom queen?
no but I was Homecoming Princess for the Senior class that year.
25. Do you still talk to the person you went to prom with?
Definitely not. (long story) Homecoming was a bigger deal at our school and that was in the Fall.It was put on by the cheerleaders so we planned and executed the whole thing. It was more formal sometimes too. I always went with my good friends to homecoming and had the BEST time! I was also senior homecoming princess!
26. Are you planning on going to your next reunion?
I went to my 10 year reunion in 2015 and it was a group of about 10 of us. We had a blast and carried on afterward at one of our fav local spots. I'm hoping more people come to the next one bc I definitely wouldn't miss it! I owe a lot to that school and my step-dad for sending me there. It really shaped who I am as a person and I cannot wait for Andi to go. (I'm like the dorky yearbook girl Can't Hardly Wait) Go Falcons!
|Our 10 year reunion in June 2015 (a few of us pictured)|