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23 Signs You Went To High School In The Midwest

Your senior picture included a hay bale.

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1. FFA, aka Future Farmers of America, was very prevalent in your school.

And you knew it was serious when they showed up to school in their blue jackets.

2. You or someone you know was heavily involved in 4H.

And was always talking about their ribbons.

3. And your school most likely had a "drive your tractor to school" day.

It's tradition.

4. Being named "fair queen" was the highest honor.

William and Kate who?

5. The county fair was the social event of your summers.

6. And nothing was quite as important as high school basketball.

7. You were an EXPERT at defrosting and de-icing your car before school.

Because you had to do it 75% of the year...

8. If you were even semi-decent at sports, you could get a shout-out in the local newspaper.

And it was definitely cut out and hung on your fridge.

9. And you were almost too good at preparing for any kind of weather with every outfit.

Because if the morning was freezing, the afternoon would surely be sweltering.

10. You will never stop having nightmares about Scantron tests.

And No. 2 pencils.

11. There was at least one dude at your school who drove a huge truck.

And he insisted on taking up at least three parking spots.

12. Chances are, your senior pictures included hay bales.

Or a rail road!!

13. And tornado drills were a part of life.

You knew exactly how to pose so that it looked as if you were participating and taking it seriously, even if you were actually just gossiping with your friends.

14. Pretty much all your time spent in cars was making sure you weren't the last one to notice a padiddle.

You refused to lose.

15. You were hard-pressed to find a social gathering that didn't include corn hole.

16. You started wearing shorts and T-shirts as soon as the weather hit above 40 degrees.

Practically summer!

Practically summer!

17. No school dance would be complete without "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy."

And the teachers shaking their heads.

And the teachers shaking their heads.

18. And, of course, dances weren't complete without the "Cha Cha Slide," either.


19. Dairy Queen was the ideal date spot.

Or after-school hangout.

20. And countless hours were spent at Steak n' Shake before rushing home to meet curfew.

21. Nearly every party you attended centered around a bonfire.

22. If someone wronged you, their yard would surely be covered in toilet paper.


23. And quite frankly, you can't imagine growing up anywhere else.

The Midwest does it best.

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