There’s no doubt in the world that our high school years are the most challenging of all. Through all the ups and downs, however, we surely learn some valuable life lessons along the way. These particular students surely learned to think twice before they choose a quote that they will forever be remembered by….
If high school has taught us anything, it’s BFFs before baes, any day. Miranda’s taken it one step further, placing food before dudes. Fries are truly the ultimate form of potatoes, and they’re gonna be there for you long after your crush finally realizes you exist.
Lots of people graduate from uni with degrees that open less than a few doors. It’s totally understandable to feel like you’re having a midlife crisis at 23 when your rent is higher than everything you make in a year (and that’s not including all the AliExpress orders and takeout last month). But Katia is a bit prematurely pessimistic, seeing as she’s barely out of high school. Give it time, girl!
This is like the yummiest public service announcement ever. It’s the inspirational post we need in our lives, particularly after we spent the weekend binging on pizza and Grey’s Anatomy. Luckily we have Iyanna being totally real and telling it like it is. Pretty sure it’s better to put on a little extra poundage than to be KIDNAPPED. We’ll stay on the safe side, thanks.
It Takes A Virtual Village
In an era when we’re all being raised by the internet, it’s nice to see someone finally pay tribute to our collective surrogate parents, And while we can definitely sense some mommy/daddy issues behind this hilarious quote, it looks like Allison will do just fine getting through college in the age of memes.
Every. Single. Time.
“Hey there, Delilah…” This girl likely has to hear this pickup line multiple times a day. Between being named after an annoyingly overplayed song and a conniving biblical figure, she has probably considered a name change more than once. But Delilah, if you’re listening, just know Times Square can’t shine as bright as you – we swear it’s true.
99 Problems But This Ain’t One
We feel your pain, man. Zachary truly bears the ultimate burden. He feels the pain of single mothers everywhere but gets no recognition because he is also a male teenager in high school with no kids. But maybe when you’re in high school, you’d genuinely rather raise a child than attend advanced trigonometry at 10 am.
May I Have Your Attention, Please
While this girl is definitely taking it in stride, we do see an upside to the issue. I mean, if you have no good hair days, you also have no bad hair days, am I right? In all seriousness, Ghufran’s sense of humor is fabulous, almost as fabulous as her alleged new haircut.
We had a feeling it was you all along! Thanks for owning up to it at the last minute. There were definitely more than a few people who mispronounced this guy’s name over the years, so it’s great to see that he’s taking it in such good spirits. And don’t worry Segun, we’re wiring the money and passport details to your account as we speak!
That took us a second. Thankfully, this totally relatable high school problem was swiftly resolved (and we’re glad to hear her grades went up too). It just goes to show that everyone blossoms at some point, so enjoy being a harry potter head/band geek/mathlete while it lasts. And know that it does get better.
Yikes. Ankit manages to simultaneously poke fun at vegetarians while also causing us to contemplate the terrible fate that befalls each head of lettuce that is so cruelly yanked out of the ground. From now on, we’ll definitely all think twice and maybe hold a moment of silence before chopping up our carrot salads.
With a last name that undoubtedly provoked plenty of teasing throughout elementary school, Michelle has a surprisingly positive attitude towards her less than wholesome surname. To be fair, kids love to use bad words, so arriving at school with a name like that was pretty much asking for trouble. Anyways, Own it, girl!
We Will Amith You
We’re grateful that the yearbook committee let Amith include two pictures because this allows us to see both sides of this true legend. The picture of him with the drum and the white background is both professional and hilarious at the same time and is definitely one way to assure that he’ll never be forgotten.
All In The Family?
Not exactly a Nguyen-Nguyen situation for these girls. If you think it’s annoying when someone mixes you up with your sibling, try getting mixed up with seven other girls who you’re not even related to. Wearing the same top and hairstyle for picture day is either encouraging the problem or some master-class trolling.
Confidence Is Key
Wow. Humble much? To be honest, Katia’s attitude is a serious mood and we sort of wish those were our graduation parting words (the 12th grade us who picked that cringeworthy inspirational quote is long gone). Anyways, this girl looks like she’s “bloomed” already, but clearly, she thinks she’s only just getting started.
Antony’s ability to see the silver lining is truly inspirational and is a skill that undoubtedly serves him well in life. If he took random pop quizzes and randomly assembled cafeteria lunches with the same stride, we’re guessing his high school experience was a breeze.
There’s Always One
Yikes. Kevin is that kid who would remind the teacher to go over last night’s homework assignment, knowing full well that most of the class didn’t do it. But hey, at least he’s open about his overachieving schemes. With that overly formal bowtie and diabolical intentions, Kevin is sort of reminiscent of a James Bond villain. But he’s probably running a Fortune 500 now.
Lisa is one of those unfortunate people who gets blocked from filling out online applications because her last name is just a bit too inappropriate for official documentation. Between that and the inevitable teasing, there really is no upside to this one, but it’s gotta make for one amazing icebreaker.
Chivalry Is Dead
Daniel has no intention of being anyone’s knight in shining armor, and he apparently has his weight to show for it. But he seems pretty content with his bachelor status and is not looking to be tied down any time soon. Sorry ladies, no use playing the damsel in distress, because this guy isn’t moving a muscle.
Twelve Years A Slave
This Harry Potter quote is actually totally appropriate upon graduating from twelve years of school, which, let’s be real, is basically Azkaban but with algebra. We would definitely take dementors over some of the high school teachers we had. Anyways, you keep being the crazy Potterhead that you are, Samantha. And don’t worry, college is much more like Hogwarts.
Well, here’s one girl who’s definitely not gonna get voted homecoming queen anytime soon. Everybody knew nasty girls in high school, but Steffany takes it to a whole new level. While guys do make really good friends and study buddies, it’s pretty clear that she was up to more than late-night homework sessions.
The Anti Pickup Line
Max knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to expresso it. In a world full of people who drink coffee because, well, that’s just what you do, this kid is a breath of fresh air. It probably wasn’t easy being the gay kid in high school, but Max seems super confident. And although he doesn’t care for coffee, he sure knows a good roast.
Well, that’s one way to make any conversation awkward! Seeing as they’re twins, there would really be no way to know which one was planned so it’s all in good fun. But they can always use that uncomfortable little fact as a savage comeback when they fight. “Where did you put my sweater?!” “You weren’t supposed to exist.”
Thanks for the heads up, Makenzie! This is actually a really good tactic to adopt, for those of us with a proclivity for Saturday night burrito sprees. Instead of making everyone else deliberate over whether to congratulate us, we should hold up signs informing everyone of the healthy food baby growing inside of us.
Self Explanatory Surname
Accountants, perhaps? This guy’s ability to laugh at his slightly uncomfortable surname is truly amazing. While Sylvester’s statement definitely makes for some awkward conversations to be had, the reason his cynical musing is so funny is that it brings up uncomfortable truths.
Not Exactly Queen Bey
Whether this girl was the most popular girl in high school or a total band geek, it makes no difference, because in neither scenario is she Beyonce. This is honestly a totally reasonable thing to be depressed about, but thankfully she used this soul-crushing fact to propel her education forwards, in the hopes of perhaps becoming mediocre.
The real question is, Crips or Bloods? Seriously, this kid probably turned in his homework way after the deadline without batting an eye, and we highly doubt those super ripped jocks would dare to mess with his locker. Anyone foolish enough to do so would likely be receiving an offer they couldn’t refuse.
It’s Been Real
Thanks for the memories….peace out. This girl has absolutely no qualms about leaving high school behind and doesn’t plan on making any long inspirational speeches about how much she has gained. Her brutally honest admission is basically on behalf of all of us.
Pretty Fly For A Creepy Guy
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, there are really no words to describe this one, and yet there are are so, so many questions. Did he just make a really large withdrawal or has he been taking out 100 dollars a day over the course of a month? Is that cheetah as confused as we are? These are the things that haunt us at night.
Smooth Is His Middle Name
Some guys were just born to woo the ladies, and this guy clearly been doing it since day one. With seductive lines like that, we’re betting his success rate at picking up girls at the bar is 99% on a bad day. In all seriousness, confidence really is everything, and Amar has definitely got that going for him.
Her Words Against Hers
It’s unlikely that even a top-notch lawyer could find fault with either of these statements. This seems like a case of twin rivalry that should probably be settled out of school. But if both twins make the cheerleading squad, are nominated for prom queen, and are dating quarterbacks, what’s the verdict?
Obligated To Party
It’s so refreshing to see someone who takes his party duties seriously. Hunter is not a parent, but nevertheless, he refuses to let the roof grow up without a father, and therefore, he will raise it to the best of his ability. Side note: does anyone else think he looks spookily like Mr. Rogers?
This particular yearbook addition makes us wonder if anyone was editing this thing. Because while nobody asked for the details of Joshua’s, um, living room set, Joshua certainly supplied them. But hey, in a world where too many living rooms have clashing furniture, it’s nice to see people who are open about their old fashioned taste.
Hide Your Wife
Darn, that Greg! How dare you go around snatching up all the ladies. Britney Spears has a hit song about people like you. It’s called Womanizer, and that’s just, just what you are. For real though, this debonair Don Juan is making guys everywhere panic with his suave tux and his ladykilling skills. He’s a force that must be stopped.
Appealing to our most basic biological need is pretty sneaky, but this girl went there. We are indeed fond of H2o. And if Alexandra is anything like our most vital chemical substance, we’re guessing she’s cool, refreshing, and hopefully available if you’re ever stranded on a desert island.
Grin And Bear It
This guy is really a good sport, even though it must be tiring having to constantly have to help people decipher your name. But there seems to be a silver lining here. If the teacher can’t pronounce your name, she can’t exactly call on you, now can she? If we were in Oluwadabria’s place, we might view this particular curse as a blessing.
It’s never a winning strategy to get on the defensive from the get-go, which is exactly what this guy does. On the other hand, it’s admirable that he’s addressing his flaws head-on. Overall it’s a pretty hilarious way to be remembered at your alma mater, but we would strongly advise him not to use this line on a resume or dating profile.
Wow, that is a really annoying situation. Getting called on in class was probably embarrassing every time and his double moniker probably looks like an error on official forms. But the fact that he’s turned it into his yearbook quote must mean he’s learned to laugh it off. Either that, or it’s just going to haunt him for life.
Ah, Sisterly Love
There’s nothing like the bond between siblings, but then there are those less than loving moments when you genuinely wish you were an only child. These two are probably best friends. But it’s understandable that twins might fantasize about what it’s like to not have someone who looks exactly like you stealing your favorite sweater.
Once You Go Lumberjack…
…you never really go back. Bearing his stars and stripes, this kid is an all American hero. After all, what was the revolution really all about? A group of rebels who refused to be held down by anyone else, who just wanted to invent blue jeans and fly their flag everywhere.
Yikes. If you didn’t get the memo, this gal is single and ready to mingle. Her cynical way of expressing it is both admirably brave and kind of sad. Most people wouldn’t want their parting words to be a memorial of their eternal singleness, but Morgan is truly one of a kind.
Ride Or Die
Amiee is that that friend who’s down for anything, the one you call when crazy (potentially illegal) stuff is going down. I mean, the term homegirl was basically coined in her name. Everyone she knows has a blast being around her. We can’t say the same for her parents.
Out Of Context
The first time we read this entry we had to do a double-take. It’s not clear whether this blonde senior is comparing herself to the 37-year-old rapper, or whether she just aspires to be like him. But hey, nothing is out of reach, and we have total faith in her bench pressing abilities.
That Took A Second
Kayla is a sharpshooter, and she hit us right in the face with that one. While straight hair has been fashionable for a while now, not being straight is definitely going against the current.
Seductor of The Seven Seas
Argh. This philandering pirate has little time for chasing neighboring ships, as he’s too busy chasing skirts. That’s right, Will has clearly got his one (and only) eye on the real prize, the ravishing lasses of his senior class. Unfortunately, the young marauder is not exactly Jack Sparrow and might consider a saber and some gold bling to really make the ladies swoon.
Mom Knows Best
Well, that’s awkward. Everyone’s heard of those parents who think the world of their saintly kids, but this mother has a refreshingly pessimistic outlook on her offspring’s future.
There’s an old Chinese saying that goes, “If you have to say it, you ain’t it.” Ok, no one actually knows who coined the phrase, but its wisdom is undeniable. Emily, if you’re really so cool online, then prove it. We’ll need a link to your Insta and at least five hilarious tweets.
The Real Questions
This guy is raising a valid point. If one girl can tell another girl how perfectly curvalicious she looks in that tight black dress, why can’t a guy tell his bro that the new football uniforms totally bring out the green in his eyes? Double standards, much!?
Actually, these ridiculous math problems were hard for everyone, not just blondes. But not everyone has the guts to admit it in their yearbook quotes, and for that, this girl deserves some credit.
Another Blonde Joke
This girl definitely has a sense of humor and does not let her hair color prevent her from telling a good blonde joke. Unless… Hey, we’re just going to give her the benefit of the doubt here.
It’s the “to be or not to be?” of yearbook quotes. Shannon is making us consider the way we’ve been living our lives according to societal norms without ever challenging them, It’s good to 12 years of education has our youth asking the right questions.
Return To The Mother Ship
Uh oh, Aaron seems to have some issues that hiding in the bathtub won’t solve. Honestly, though, this weirdly Oedipean therapy method actually sounds quite…soothing. Hmm. Maybe we have a mommy complex of our own to work out.
Seriously, though. Why spend all that time meticulously applying a cat-eye that’s doomed to fail anyway, when you can just dump a load of MAC cosmetics in your morning smoothie and call it a day? We only hope all young mothers are imparting to their daughters this kind of sage advice.
Taking One For The Team
See, this is what feminism is all about. One sister giving another sister a leg up on the competition. Thanks, Rafika, for covering yourself up to let the rest of us shine a little brighter. We are fully aware that sans hijab, we wouldn’t stand a fighting chance.
Extra Cheesy Motivational Quote
You gotta love Christian’s positive attitude. But in regards to accuracy, we can’t help but see some flaws in his argument. For example, can a family-sized pizza really be compared to the obviously inferior personal pie? And if we’re going to get deep here (pun intended), what is a pizza? Does vegan pizza qualify? You see where we’re going with this.
Ugh, this is the worst. It really does suck when people assume the dark lord is hiding in your hijab. But you know what sucks even worse? When Voldemort really is hiding on the back of the new dark arts professor’s head. Better safe than sorry, we say.
You know those days when you’re just going through your closet looking for a spark of inspiration, and then suddenly two hours later all your clothes are strewn across the floor and you still have nothing to show for it? Yeah, Maxwell can’t relate.
6 Degrees Of Disappointment
There are always going to be parents who aren’t happy with their child’s career choice, spouse, or financial decisions. Daniel has somehow managed to bring utter shame upon his family, and he hasn’t even left high school yet, That in itself is quite a feat.
This looks less like an actual last name and more like an alias one might use in certain adult films. We can imagine high school hasn’t been kind to Christopher. Or middle school. Or anyone, ever.
Dreams Were Crushed
It sounds like Seth had some very expectations as to what high school should be like. Unfortunately, SAT exams aren’t suddenly interrupted by Troy Bolton, Gabriella Montez and the entire basketball team bursting into song.
Most high school students are concerned with passing their upcoming math exam, getting the pretty new girl to notice them, or whether they’ll make the cheerleading squad. But Conner has clearly got some bigger problems to deal with.
Pass, But Fail
This girl totally aced her pregnancy test though she was probably just hoping for a B+ in Advanced Chem. We’d say it’s saving grace of her report card, but getting knocked up is definitely more of an extracurricular.
It’s All About Commitment
There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who do all the work on group projects, and the ones who didn’t realize that class was on their schedule. Ashley is clearly one of those responsible ones, bless her heart. At least she can count on her less competent peers are to stay faithfully unreliable till the very end.
Anyone who remembers high school can relate to this girl’s plight. But once Kathryn gets out into the real world, it’s likely she’ll look back on the kids at her alma mater fondly. At the least those idiots didn’t have voting rights or drivers licenses.
Maybe he was born with it, maybe it took many years without a comb or a prom date. While Carson’s mane is definitely not conventional, he clearly has what it takes to make it in the real world in 2019: plenty of confidence and a decided aversion to hair clippers.
Philosopher in the Streets
Aristotle, Socrates, and co. were truly the OGs of Western thought and back in 350 BC, they were dropping new philosophical works like DJ Khaled drops Summer hits. This quote definitely seems more like Plato’s style, but perhaps they did a collab.
Alexis isn’t wasting four precious years and thousands of bucks on a college degree anytime soon, thank you very much. It’s been real analyzing the symbolism in Romeo and Juliet, but from here on out, it’s all about those dollar bills.
Whoa. We were not prepared for the bombshell of sudden clarity this guy just dropped on us. It’s amazing how many of us graduate school and just readily accept the fact that they’re headed for…another school.
Just A Disclaimer
Hmm. We’re onto you, Jasmine. Luckily for you, we weren’t around to witness the paparazzi capturing this radiant yet natural headshot that just conveniently happened to be on your school picture day, but you can’t hide from the public eye forever.
Nipping It In The Bud
Unfortunately, Raza already knows the drill and is taking the necessary precautions to ensure that we’re all on the same page here. We have a feeling this cheeky oneliner is really gonna kill it on Tinder. No pun intended.
Words To Live By
In an eloquent reworking of the famous words of 2Pac circa 1996, Alexis shares some necessary life wisdom with her high school peers. There are definitely plenty of guys who would do well to heed this sage advice.
This guy is just making sure we get the memo, unlike all the other people who apparently didn’t. Upon first glance, Pareekshit seems pretty chill about it, but the fact that he used his yearbook quote to leave instructions on how to pronounce his name leads us to believe that he’s pretty fed up with just about everyone.
Do you really, though? Then prove it. In the meantime, all we see is a picture of a girl with ginger hair and a rather glassy-eyed expression. Is there anything behind those eyes?? Honestly, it’s not looking very good for your case.
A Newly Free Man
Like a good citizen, Faizon did his time and is now able to walk free. What is he going to do with all this fabulous freedom, might you ask? Oh, he’s headed right back his jail cell, in the form of one very expensive college dorm room.
The Hard-Hitting Questions
They say the point of school is to teach you life skills. even though it doesn’t always seem this way. And while the day hasn’t come where we needed to use algebra, this girl is living proof that high school teaches you how to think. Deeply.
Survival Of The Fittest
There’s always that one guy…and at this school, it’s Rob. He always knows better than everyone else and it kind of seems like he’s been around forever. Wait a minute….how old are you, again?