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Updated on Monday, October 20

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QUESTION: What are students in your high school class doing compared to you? Do you keep in touch?

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  1. I keep in touch with a handful of friends from high school. Most are recently graduated, or about to graduate, depending on if they took an extra year of high school or are in a co-op program. One is getting married next summer. Most of them are starting or just started a Masters program.

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    1. all of them are in equally in debt with equally dismal job prospects.

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  2. Oh my lord
    So many pregnant 21 year olds from my high school.
    Personally I just couldn't imagine that life for myself right now (financially, emotionally, even as far as having someone I would want to be their father). Good for them though if they're happy.

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  3. half of them couldnt get through university, most of the rest are doing shit, and only few of them (thankfully including me) are doing anything remotely useful

    my school didn't have the brightest bunch

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  4. Most are at York for sociology

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  5. They're mostly in the same place that they were in high school. If they were academically-inclined, then most are in university right now like me. However, majority are in four-year programs since not a lot of universities offer co-op like Waterloo and Brock.

    The ones who screwed around or did weed in my school's back field are mostly doing apprenticeships or in college at the moment. Some moved to Toronto and are working. A drug dealer here and there, not too bad.

    Those who did a victory lap managed to raise their marks and are now in the university of their choice. Mostly on football scholarships. Otherwise, I would say that everyone is at the same level that they were in high school. I only keep in touch with my old high school friends, and we always make an effort to meet every time we come home or during the holidays.

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    1. I thought Canadian uni's don't give sports scholarships?

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    2. Whoops. I could be wrong (most likely). Some guys from my high school's football team were scouted out and went to the universities that extended them an offer on their team and some money - most likely average amounts or bursaries.

      I assumed they received some sort of athletic scholarship. Not full-ride though.

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    3. LOL @ "did weed"

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    4. watch out for that wacky tobacky

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    5. @5a:

      My friend got a hockey scholarship for Western, Ryerson, UOIT, and York. So Canadian unis do give sports scholarships, but not all of the ones that do give full scholarships.

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    6. I was going to ask how much for scholarships did they receive? I was previously offered a "scholarship" for football to play football in Canada, but it was a really paltry sum ($300-500 for the year. I was told this was the maximum amount allowed for such scholarships Canada-wide.) This is compared to the Americans who also scouted me and offered full athletic scholarship to a number of Mid-West colleges.

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  6. A lot ended up pregnant, and others are graduated but work as bartenders and just party. Some have done some decent things like actually found a full time working job

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  7. Everyone's paths are starting to diverge. There are people getting married, having kids, recently graduated from uni and working, in grad school or med school or law school, people who did college then transferred to university, people who moved across the globe... Generally the ones who did well in high school went on to do well in university and beyond. The ones who didn't are either trying to make it through college or working low level jobs.

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  8. So I have been out of high school for a while now. Most are married or in long term live-in relationships.
    Lots have started to have kids. The really eager ones have 5-6...but they started in high school, so I don't know if they count.

    I come a rural area, so I would say about half went to post-secondary and now have started their careers in the city. The other half are doing the more traditional rural of trades/labour work and women being home with kids and maybe doing nails or hair on the side.

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  9. keep in touch with some. my best friend is from highschool

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  10. A mixed bag of sorts.

    The dedicated but not academically inclined ones are in the working world, and are doing their own things.

    The academically inclined but lazy ones are still pissing and moaning that their math/science degree is not doing anything for them.

    Otherwise, the usual bundle of engagements, baby photos, and the tail-end of kegger photos.

    Two people are somewhat notable, but for the wrong reasons: one of them is the father of a five year-old girl (had a kid back before he left high school), and the other is doing time for sexual assault.

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    1. the top two points are probably the least-classist and most realistic thing I've seen on here since I started.

      thank you, #10. I have reached the endgame.

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  11. Stroller and bridal gown shopping . . . at the same time.

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  12. Lost touch with all but my closest few friends. But from facebook they all seem to still stick together with the cliques that they were from since high school, most of them are dating the same people as well. Been 4 years since grade 12.

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  13. Of my successful friends, one started a clothing company, sold it, then started another, one is a professional skateboarder, another a professional longboarder (I hung out with lots of skaters and am one myself), a few friends went out West and got into the trades in Fort Mac, one got a Masters degree in guitar performance and now goes to U of T for engineering, and one's a mildly successful film critic and writer. Most others are in university or have graduated and are working in entry-level jobs and a bunch of people I knew are just working to get by.

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  14. most are teen parents so keeping in touch makes things slightly awkward except for a handful of them whom are now in uni

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  15. Many of my high-schoolmates like 12 up there ^ are still hanging out in the same little high-school groups. Going to uni for useless degrees.

    My closer friends all went into trades and went out to Fort Mac, now they're all rolling in money. I see them around Christmas and they all have beautiful trucks.

    Other highschool people are idiots and got pregnant and think it's wonderful. One girl doesn't even know who the dad is lol. Slooots.

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  16. - some still stuck in highschool, playing the game they love
    - most went into life sci (they've graduated, Im in my 4A term), they're jobless right now, either continuing on another degree or pivoting career aspirations
    - those that went into engineering at U of T can't find jobs either
    - those that went into eng at UW , 1 failed out, one is on co-op
    - I made 6 figures on a few co-op terms, and have a large salary + equity waiting for me upon graduation
    - No one is pregnant!

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