17 Signs You Went To Anderson High School
Start writing a post

17 Signs You Went To Anderson High School

Onward, Redskins!

17 Signs You Went To Anderson High School

Founded in 1929, Anderson High School is a wonderful school to be a part of. Ranked as one of the best public school systems in Ohio, the school itself has won many awards. It has also been recognized as one of the best high schools of 2015 by US News. Many people see the academic achievements that the school makes, but the students of Anderson remember all of the great memories that they share from its halls. Even if you're just starting as a freshman or you graduated back in the '70s, everyone has a great story to tell from attending Anderson.

1. Cockroaches don't scare you anymore.

You may have even purchased some cockroach stomping shoes.

2. You've probably told someone about Andrew Norwell playing for the Carolina Panthers (and how he played for Ohio State).

Even if you were never there to see his legacy at Anderson, it's a pretty cool thing that he walked the halls.

3. You take advantage of free Marco's pizza on Fridays.

It was how your lunch table celebrated the victory of answering the question of the day.

4. You've received a "HandsBuck" or a "BaileyBuck."

It was worth more than money when you were a freshman.

5. You still rooted for the football team, even though you never knew if they would win a game.

Football games were partially a social event and partially watching the game. "The pit" is where all the middle schoolers hung out.

6. You sat through classes feeling like you would have a heat stroke because we had no air conditioning.

What's a heat day?

7. You told at least one freshman that we have an elevator in the school.

Watching them search for it was priceless.

8. You explained to your non-Anderson friends that your building is shaped like an "A."

The architects were so clever with that one.

9. You remember running to the parking lot right at 2:15 p.m. so that you could avoid the traffic.

But you still had to sit in traffic until 2:30 p.m. to get out of the lot.

10. You were there when homecoming was moved from the cafeteria to the gym.

Nothing can replace the memories that I had in that cafeteria.

11. You may have heard the stories of the best senior prank from the class of 2012.

It was legendary and it always will be.

12. You remember the ATown Compliments Twitter page and how it was one of the nicest gestures that any high school student has ever done.

Everyone was featured in it and it celebrated people's academic and extracurricular accomplishments rather than their looks.

13. You remember Mr. Rod's teacher band, which played at various events throughout the year.

They appeared at the Battle of the Bands and the Academic Pep Rally and they're actually very good.

14. Someone has told you that "redskin" is an offensive term and that your mascot should be changed.

Clearly our superintendent hasn't heard that enough.

15. You've actually used your Anderson Achievers card (for something other than Marcos on Fridays).

If you were an Orange Card holder as a senior, you even got to skip your last period on Fridays and you got discounts on specific items at Kroger.

16. A pep rally isn't a pep rally without a teacher dance number and Mr. Granger doing a gymnastics routine.

Our teachers go out of their way to encourage us, both in and out of the classroom.

17. You know that Anderson is so much better than Turpin.

No questions asked.

What are some of your favorite memories from Anderson? You probably have many stored in the back of your mind. Whether you had positive memories or embarrassing moments, everyone enjoys their high school career.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Alexis Hoffman

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we all know that cutting out social interaction has taken its toll.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Asked Instagram How 2020 Was, And Maybe It Wasn't The Worst Year Ever

2020 is a year to remember but it's not as bad as we made it out to be.


It's finally 2021 and we're honestly all just happy that 2020 is over. I decided to ask my Instagram followers how they felt about 2020 and the results were a little more mixed up than expected.

Keep Reading... Show less

Ever since I watched "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days," I've been a major Matthew McConaughey fan. I've seen most of his movies, and I definitely got way too excited when he finally made an Instagram! So when he announced he would be releasing a memoir titled "Greenlights," I knew I absolutely had to get my hands on this book. And so did the rest of the world, as the book began to flood social media.

Truthfully, I would much rather read a fiction book and dive into another world than read a nonfiction book - even if it is one of my favorite celebrities. But I had a feeling this book wouldn't disappoint or bore.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Armie Hammer Scandal Discourse Is Kink Shaming And Harming Actual Victims

The rumors surrounding Armie Hammer has resulted in some very toxic and harmful discourse.


Sex is something that occupies a very significant place in our lives. Even asexual people can have an active sex life. With the various types of people that comprise this world, it obviously results in various sexual interests. And unconventional people can engage in some pretty unconventional sex practices. Even the most conventional people on the surface might surprise us with their sexual fantasies.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Top 10 'Sex and the City' Episodes You Need To Revisit Before The New Series

In anticipation for the upcoming series, "And Just Like That," here are the ten "Sex and the City" episodes you need to revisit.


"Sex and the City" has become quite the franchise since its premiere in the late nineties. The series lasted six seasons and even produced two films. Fans of the show were anxiously awaiting a revival, even if their hopes seemed futile. Kim Cattrall, who plays Samantha Jones, recently spoke out saying she would not return to the show. Cattrall explained that she was never friends with her co-stars and even had a difficult relationship with Sarah Jessica Parker.

In the wake of Cattrall's revelation, rumors swirled the series would come back without her. On January 10, a new teaser was posted on social media for the new series, "And Just Like That." Now that a revival is officially confirmed, here are the ten "Sex and the City" episodes you need to revisit.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

My New Tattoo Reminds Me To Love Everyone With Intention—And Yes, That Includes Myself

I've realized that love has almost nothing to do with agreeing and almost everything to do with grace.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

I'm a big believer that everyone has a story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Women are known to lug around heavy purses with unnecessary items inside. How many of these useful items do you keep in your own bag? We need to be prepared with a list of things to have with us whenever we leave the house again.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments