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1. Who was your best friend? I didn't have one.
2. Who did you like? Jason Dobbs. I doubt he had any idea who I was.
3. What sport did you play? I didn't play team sports.
4. Did you buy your lunch? I carried my lunch every day.
5. It's Friday night, where were you? At home, probably using some BBS or using telnet from my Colorado Freenet account. Sometimes I was out overnight at a Girl Scout activity.
6. Were you a party animal? No.
7. Ever skip school? No. The only time I ever ditched school was for one period my junior year of high school.
8. Ever smoke? No.
9. Did you go to football games? No.
10. Did you get suspended/expelled? No.
11. Can you sing the alma mater? We didn't have one, just the "Go... Fight... Rams!" cheer we did at pep rallies.
12. Who was your favorite teacher? Mr. Reese and Mrs. Tenney. He retired a few years later; Mrs. Tenney moved up to Evergreen High School when it went 9-12 and I think she retired a year or two ago. I'll ask Mom or Sarah about that later.
13. Favorite class? The Challenge block (social studies and language arts) or the home ec sampler course.
14. What was your school's full name? Evergreen Junior High School. It's a middle school now.
15. School mascot? Ram.
16. Did you go to the dances? No.
17. If you could go back and do it over, would you? No.
18. What do you remember most about middle school? Punching someone on the first day of seventh grade for calling me a racial slur and the Canterbury Tales unit in 9th grade language arts. Jim Fuchs brought in a bagpipe for the character he protrayed and it was so loud when he played the administration came in to see what was going on. I was the Yeoman and the only interesting things about that were that I made the long tunic and hat myself and spent some of my babysitting money on a St. Christopher medal for the costume.
19. Favorite memory of your 8th grade year? I have no idea.
20. Were you ever posted up on the 8th graders' wall? I doubt it. I did go to the state National Geographic Bee and got my photo and a mention in the Denver Post for it, though. (It's in the lifestyle section of 2 April 1993 paper if you're curious.)
21. Did you have a job your 8th grade year? Just babysitting.
22. Where did you go most often for lunch? The cafetorium. I sat with the religious kids first semester and the Challenge kids second semester.
23. What did you do after 8TH GRADE GRADUATION? We didn't have an 8th grade graduation, the school was grades 7-9 then and 9th graders had a Continuation event in the spring.
24. Did you like your 8th grade year? I guess. 9th grade sucked less and I met iconoplast that year.


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Oct. 20th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)
I loved Mrs. Reese!

I frequently got paired up with a special ed student since I was already reasonably proficient at the stuff we did like cooking and sewing. We had a few moments of hilarity when she got so into flipping pancakes they overshot the plate and hit the counter and in sewing when she tried to wind a bobbin by hand when I was using the bobbin winder.

My mom talks to her dad sometimes and she still has the stuffed duck she made in that class! I still have the teddy bear I made somewhere in storage, but it'll be a long time before I fish it out and photograph it to show everyone my embarassing sewing projects from when I was in middle school. I also made a tacky sweatshirt in that class that had a panvel with a rebus for "can't you see I'm on the phone?".
Oct. 20th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
Mrs. Tenney retired my Junior year, if memory serves. Although she still was there as a part time teacher the next year. I think she finally wrapped up this year or the year before.

Of course, you Mom would know best. :)

(I so need to get time off of work to go back up there and visit a bit)
Oct. 21st, 2006 08:24 am (UTC)
My sister says Mrs. Tenney retired three years ago, which coincides with your memory, and that she still substitutes at EHS.

Mom's at the front desk every day if you want to drop by and say hi. She remembers you. (:

Mom keeps me up to date on most of my former teachers and even remembered when Marge Ingram stopped in a few weeks ago that she was the counselor I loathed with the fire of a thousand suns.

Ms. Ingram kept helpfully suggesting "even bright stars burn out" when I was in the pit of my first occurrence of severe depression and was too depressed and overwhelmed to care what was going on around me. I wouldn't expect a school counselor to easily spot the signs of depression, but she never referred me to the school psychologist and my mental health care team hadn't found the right medication combination for me so I was in a bleak, bleak place for months.
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