Welcome to my little sleepy hometown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out the article!