Juliana Smith over at Ancestry’s blog, has posed a five question challange about school memories. I know Randy Seaver and Becky Wiseman have already posted their own answers to this challenge, but I decided to join this challenge, even though my public education school days are not that distant. At least, I don’t think this question applies to college …
1. What was your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subjects were German, history (not suprising, as that’s my major), creative writing, anatomy and physiology, world religions and geography.
2. What extra-cirricular activities did you participate in?
In middle school, I participated in the school newspaper and student government. In high school, I participated in several clubs:
Freshman year: I did not participate in any clubs.
Sophomore year: I was in the Mock Trial Club, and I was in a literary club that put on a couple of skits for an open house.
Junior year (different high school): I was on the varsity quiz bowl team and I was on the make-up crew for my high school’s theatre company/club.
Senior year: I was the captain of the quiz bowl team and I was again a member on the make-up crew for the school’s theatre company. I was also a member of NHS.
3. Did I go on field trips, and if so, what was my most memorable trip?
I went on many field trips when I was in school. I went to places such as the Detroit Institute of Arts (or DIA as it is also known), the Detroit Science Center, Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum, the Jiffy plant in Chelsea, a YMCA camp in the sixth grade, and many more places that I have memories of but don’t remember the names of the places. Again, I went on many field trips, several of them to the same places, that I don’t believe there is one that sticks out in my mind.
4. What teacher influenced me the most?
I’m not sure I can pinpoint any specific teacher as having an influence over me, but I have had many memorable teachers. A few of my most memorable teachers are: my high school history and English teachers, my German teacher, my eighth-grade teacher and my world religions teacher. Many of those teachers, though, are now retired. I have also had teachers that I don’t want to remember, but I don’t want to write about them.
5. Did I buy lunch at school or did I bring my lunch from home?
I mainly brought lunch from home. The few times that I did buy lunch primarily occurred when I was in elementary and middle school. Most of the time, the food tasted terrible and wasn’t very healthy, and I preferred to bring my lunch from home because the food tasted so bad.
As you can see, I still have many memories of my school days, some bad and some good. Of course, what I have posted here is only a slight fraction of what I do remember.
Originally posted on October 2, 2007.