Proud high school alum!

Welcome to my little sleepy hometown.

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Main Street

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Good ol post office

Where we’re known for one of the best medical facilities. I won’t go on about this one because my experience is so-so. But it is really big.

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I always forget about this wonderful accomplishment my hometown has.
When asked at work to state a fun fact about my hometown I always have to say “umm we have the world’s largest round barn…” Ya, people laugh. BUT WE DO. This is it. It’s bigger in person.

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And with snow since this is half the years weather.

Add it to your bucket list, folks!

BUT THIS FACT IS EVEN BETTER….

Every year the Washington Post publishes a ranking of top high schools in Wisconsin. I’m proud to say this year we are #2 in the state! We have taken first place in 2011 (my graduation year) as well as 2013 and then second in 2012 and 2014. We are always back and forth between two high schools in Milwaukee who are this year, number one, and number three.
Overall in the nation we are #364 which seems bad but in reality for as small as we are, that’s pretty damn good.

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It even lights up. Go Tigers!

Our school takes these rankings pretty serious. We have about 29 AP classes to offer and we’re constantly pushed to take them. “Take AP classes” they said…”They’ll be fun”…they said. AP classes are not so much fun. My junior year I decided to tackle AP American Literature, the only one of which I got a solid A in. AP Economics, which all I pretty much perfected was making good graphs, honestly I learned nothing and pulled off a B+. AP Spanish, no me gusta espanol…I was more than happy for that C-. AP Physics (DO NOT DO THIS TO YOURSELF), and AP Gov where I pretty much learned how messed up our country is. I also took an AP computer class which was so easy and stupid it was almost comical so I don’t even count that A.
In the long run, and I mean REALLY long run I was thankful for these classes. I can’t tell you how many nights I cried to my mom about AP Physics and told her I was dropping out and just finding a sugar daddy. Physics ruined my life. Math is awful enough,  add science and it’s my living nightmare. I truly had to work hard for my grades in high school. Unlike my sister who didn’t even have to open a book and could ace anything. She cried over a B. Studying pays off though because I was able to get a 25 on my ACT when my goal was a 23. Thank god I dominated the reading and English section because my math skills are not so hott. Although I didn’t do the traditional schooling I earned degrees in what I needed and am kicking butt lately.
We work/worked had at that school, students still continue to keep this ranking for us. Our educators are beyond wise. They’re compassionate, understanding,  and strive for excellence. For a town of under 20,000 we do pretty damn good academically.

Honestly, I didn’t like high school. But this is an exciting accomplishment.

I just want to also note, I won the 4th grade spelling bee too.
K, Thanks.

Check out the article!
http:// http://m.wuwm.com/?utm_referrer=#mobile/28642

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Graduation season is in the air!

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This post is about to get a little heavy!

I’ll start with the weekend of May 16th. I traveled to Milwaukee to see my best friend graduate from COLLEGE.
Seriously I’m so proud of this woman.

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She made it! College is a big deal and she got through it. Watching her walk down and hearing her name called got me all sorts of emotional. Honestly if she would’ve been moving further away for a job I’d be even more sad but I’m so happy to say she’ll be the closest she’s ever been from me now!!!!!!!!

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Honestly this just makes me GIDDY to see!! We’re pretty much a bridge away! It’s going to be an awesome summer.
Mark my words on this. This woman is going places. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing her on your tv sometime soon. She’s a go getter and that pushes me to be a better person. I couldn’t ask for a better best friend.

Now comes this weekend!
MY BABY SISTER GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL. That means I’ve been out of high school for three years now! This was the craziest thing to see. I can’t believe she’s done with high school. Here are some snaps of this great day.

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We have an infamous pose. This is it. She pretends she’s disgusted by my kiss. Seriously, we have a million pics like this from all sorts of occasions.

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“Olivia did you really get lipstick on me?!”

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We laugh so much. Laughing is my favorite.

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My family may be small but make no mistakes, we are strong. Plus how good looking are these people? I definitely got it from my mama. (Sorry pa the song lyrics just don’t fit with you in it)

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She’s beautiful, inside and out. We don’t get along alot but hey that’s what sisters at our age do. She’s SO incredibly smart (that’s why I learned to sing) she got the brains. She’s headed to Stout for fashion merchandising/apparel design. She’s a genius on the sewing machine. She is going to do great things as well. She’ll be studying abroad in Paris as well so I’m very excited to say I’m already set to visit her! What a fun experience for us as sisters!
She had orientation for college last week and got me this cute shirt 🙂

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And Taylor, just remember this- your class may have had the motto “we run this” but NEVER forget our class was “we own it”. So pretty much 2011>2014. ALWAYS.
Here’s a flashback from my graduation day 3 years ago…

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CONGRATS LITTLE SISTER YOU DID IT!

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So proud of both of these ladies in my life. I love you guys to pieces and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you both.

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Go show the world what you’re made of. Oooh kill em’.