So, my ten year reunion is next weekend. And I’m going. Because there’s nothing else going on that night, and I happen to be a lot hotter now than I was in high school, and I’ll admit, I want to rub it in some people’s faces that called me fat/pizza face/dorky in high school. And, open bar.
It got me thinking about those superlatives they give you when you graduate for the yearbook.
I was most likely to become famous. Still waiting for that to happen.
Anyone else have great titles or reunion stories?
We weren’t allowed to do superlatives because it was un-Quakerly.
My 10 year is next May and I with out a doubt am going because 1- I’m hotter than in high school and 2- I have my shit together and all the “perfect” kids from school don’t.
Oh goodness. My ten year reunion is soonish and I think I would be mortified if I went. But we’ll see, I might change my mind. I never got a “superaltive” in high school. Go you for being most likely to become famous. You must have been very successful in high school.
Are you going alone to the reunion or bringing a friend? It seems to me you might want to take someone with you to the experience. I find those things hard to do alone.
My 10 year is in three weeks. I think my superlative was “most likely to show up to class with coffee in hand”.
aaaand I’m on my third cup this morning. Some things never change.
Yeah, we weren’t allowed superlatives or CLASS RANKINGS either because it would be too competitive. I’d've been valedictorian. Instead we elected a class speaker, only it was a TIE so two girls spoke.
Tell me how a popularity contest is better than a merit contest?
Oh, you could not PAY me to attend my high school reunion. Shudder. (Although, I mean, I do still live in the same town…whomp whomp…so going to the local dive is often a “high school reunion” of sorts. But I try to avoid even doing that.)\
But, er, yeah, we did have superlatives, if I recall. I think I was nominated “most unique”?? but I wasn’t cool enough to actually get votes & win, haha
I think the reason why I’m very reluctant to go to my 10 year/won’t go at all is because it seems like by definition the purpose of a class reunion is to compare yourself to other people. Who has gained and lost weight. Who has gotten married and who hasn’t. Who has had kids who hasn’t. Who has a fantastic career and who doesn’t.
It’s all about comparison and competition and who is doing better than who. There’s probably only a handful of people from high school that I would actually care to talk to today, and I could probably find them on Facebook if I really wanted to.
i’m forcing my husband to go to his 20th lol. mostly because i’m nosey, he doesn’t care either way. i missed my 10th, but i want to go to my 20th in a few years for sure. not that any of my actual friends will go (it was always the preppy/popular crowd that go to these things, not us misfits!) but I still want to go.
I was nominated (but didn’t win! boo!) most flirtatious. I’m probably not flirtatious at all anymore haha. I went to my 5 year and it was mostly the popular crowd there. It was interesting, but kind of odd and I had to make conversation with a lot of people I hadn’t thought about in years. If I want to see anyone from high school I’ll just reach out to them directly. It was also kind of like “oh that girl used to dislike me and I never figured out why but now I feel awkward”. Like I almost slipped back into my old personality? I don’t know if I’ll go to my 10.
I went to 2 high schools. One had a 5 year reunion a couple years ago that I didn’t go to. That school was overseas sooo the reunion was in NYC, and I couldn’t afford to go but would’ve. They’re already talking about a 10-year reunion in Asia (where we went to school) or Europe (random). I’ll probably not be able to afford that either. My OTHER high school I’m sure will have a 10-year reunion down the road and I will definitely NOT be going. I graduated from that school but since I was only there for ~1 year, I didn’t forge the closest friendships before we graduated and only keep in touch with maybe 2 girls.
Oh, but I’m a LOT prettier than when I was in high school. Like, ridiculously so. I’ve had a few people tell me over the years that I’ve gotten hot, and I ignore the obvious implication that I wasn’t hot back in the day.
I’m sad I missed my 10 year reunion, it was like a month before I defended my phd, so I had more important things to do, haha. Though, I’m friends with a ton of the people I graduated with on facebook anyway, so it’s not like any big surprises would have happened
I didn’t attend but my 10 year reunion was almost exclusively the popular people. From all the pictures I saw of the reunion it looked like everyone fell back into their old cliques and there was an obvious divide between the groups (and even races). I am curious about attending the 15 year reunion (in about two years) but I’m not sure what I would gain from attending. With Facebook and Google I can get an idea of what people are up to.
I was voted Most Neat or Neatfreak, I can’t remember the exact terminology. I’m still puzzled by that since we all had to wear a uniform and my locker just had books inside of it, but whatever. At least I got to take my picture next to one of the hottest guys in my class. My school wanted to change some of the titles because they felt a future employer could look up our yearbooks and negatively judge us for being the Most Late to Class or Class Clown.
I didn’t go to my 10 year reunion b/c I was pregnant and not showing, but enough to not feel good about the way I looked. I too was nominated as the most friendly/or outgoing but didn’t win!
Years after I graduated, I ran into the popular girl and she was all “you look good, I mean didn’t you used to wear glasses and uuuuhhh uhh you look really good.” I should have said go f yourself! LOL
Oh, superlatives…I didn’t get any, actually, though I was class valedictorian. I remember on senior night they gave out silly ones to everyone that they pulled out of a hat.
We had a graduating class of about 650, and superlatives for about 10 of those people. And I have no idea how they were chosen, I think it was the yearbook committee?
I didn’t go to my 10 year, because I was out of town. However, if I had been in town, I still wouldn’t have gone. And looking at the pictures of who was there, I’m glad I didn’t go. There are few people from high school that I actually want to see, and I make a point to see them (I do see Mr. Othy everyday, and he was a grade above me in high school). Everyone else? I don’t really want to see them, and I have facebook to stalk them if I’m ever curious.
I graduated in a class of 164 and I got along with pretty much everyone, but I wasn’t hugely popular. I just think it would be interesting to go back and see what everyone is up to.
My best friend’s mom found out at her 40 year reunion (in the past couple years) that her class’s “mean girl” passed away in her 40s.
We only had a few superlative positions, like Most Likely to Succeed, Most Athletic, and Most Witty I think. My best friend was elected to Class Historian, and she’s admitted that she doesn’t intend on arranging any reunions, so I’m guessing we won’t have any.
We had a 5 and 10 year, I think, but I didn’t go to either, because they have them over Thanksgiving weekend, and I’m always out of town.
At my 10 year, I got together with some friends right before it, and they told me they were going to tell everyone I was in rehab so I couldn’t go. I’m not sure if they actually did or not? But either way, with Facebook and everything, I pretty much know what everyone’s up to, so no real need to go. Maybe I’ll make it to my 20 year.
I was voted 3rd for Best Nickname. Nothing cool like “Most Likely to be a Movie Star”.
I went to my 5 year. It was alright. There where 92ish in my graduating class and something like 70 of us came back. My school also is weird because they host “Alumni Weekend” every year and all of the different reunions are that day. And they do them in 5 year increments.
Mine actually came true! I was voted most likely to become a teacher.
I will likely go to some of my class reunions. My 10 year is 3 years from now. I definitely am better looking now than I was in high school, plus I’m in the process of losing weight. I definitely want to show that off.
My 10 year was about a month ago. I always intended to go, but then realized the people I would like to see weren’t going, I couldn’t remember a lot of the ones that were, and even though I’m hotter now, and have a doctorate…I mean, they’re not really worth showing off to, you know? I actually “graduated” in December of my senior year, so my best friend who did the same and I took each other out for a fancy dinner this past December. Our own mini-reunion.
My high school reunion is in three weeks, and I haven’t decided if I’m going or not.
I was a dorky nerd, and I’m still a dorky nerd. I’m doing pretty well with my life, and I’m happy, but I don’t know that I want to rub elbows with the people who blew up my locker in the 11th grade.
Plus, I have tickets for club seats at a baseball game that night. I could stop by for a few hours before the game, but… I haven’t decided.
I went to my 15, 20 and 25th reunions. They were fun and I felt vindicated that I was hot and successful and the popular kids were all fat and/or bald. I don’t think I need to go to any more since I will probably age become less hot and everyone else will look just awful and even worse and it will just start to get depressing! And I will start to look around the room and think to myself “Who are all of these fat old people?”