Today's topic is Advice for your High School Self. I loved high school and don't really have that many regrets. It was a small school and we didn't have a lot of opportunities but we did what we could with what we had, and we had fun. But here are a few things that I wish I'd thought more about.
1. Don't worry about being top of your class, take the classes that challenge you.
I actually did graduate near the top of my class, but at the time, I regretted taking Pre-Calculus because I got a 79, and if I had taken regular math, I would have had a way higher mark and graduated higher in my class and maybe had a better entrance scholarship to Dalhousie. But in the end taking Pre-Calculus was a good idea because when I wanted to take Physics in university, I needed Pre-Calculus, so it all worked out in the end.
2. Try out for all of the sports and don't give up.
We only had four sports at my school - soccer, basketball, badminton and track and field. I wasn't a super sports star and I only ever made the soccer team in grades 10 to 12. I did try out for basketball one time, and I think I dropped out before the last tryout. I should have just tried out for all of the sports and maybe I wouldn't have made the team, or at least improved my skills for the next year. Being on the soccer team was so much fun and it would have been fun to do more. I did track for a year or two in junior high (running, hurdles, long jump) but never stuck with it either.
3. Be friends with everyone.
This is especially true if you are in small school because you will run into the same people all the time and it's better to just get along with everyone.
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