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15 People Share How Their Classmates Transformed (or Didn't) at High School Reunions

People's reunions serve as sort of a life check-in to evaluate how well their old classmates did with life. Some people pull a total 180 after high school. Some people stay on their BS and end up doing exactly as you'd expect. If, for whatever reason your mind is still on high school, then here are some of people's cringiest high school moments.

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    Text - KevWill 48.2k points 19 hours ago In high school I was pretty good friends with a guy that was a bit overweight, about 6'4", really smart and a bit nerdy. Lost track of him after high school but saw him at our ten year reunion. He was the talk of the reunion. Still tall, lost all the weight and was in great shape, had long hair like Fabio and was a doctor. He showed up with a beautiful wife. He gave us his contact info and invited us to Atlanta to stay with him in his huge house. After th
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    Text - edited 4 developingwaver 29.4k points 23 hours ago A previous student of mine grew up in a horrible home situation. This individual was really smart and I did my best to help them apply/receive many scholarships and grants, and eventually went to an ivy league school to get away from their abusive home life. They made it big and I mean BIG - big time millionaire. Made their family jealous but in the end their hard work paid off. It was great to see and I was so proud of what they'd become
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    Text - lifesnotperfect 19.5k points 19 hours ago edited 14H Used to have this one kid in my art class in senior high who treated it like one of those "easy to pass" classes. He was a big guy, much bigger than the other students, and he'd use his size and strength to bully other kids. The smaller ones, he was a little bitch underneath it all He would draw guns and crosses in his art book with pseudo-gangster sayings like "live by da gun, die by da gun", and "Fuck da police". You get the idea. Com
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    Text - 17 hours agoS2 specialdialingwand 19.4k points Not a teacher, but I went to my ten year reunion. Back in highschool we had a kid who has aspergers and was a little weird. He was, however, amazing at the yo-yo, having picked one up during middle school when we had that yo-yo trick assembly. After everyone else had stopped walking the dog in 8th grade, this guy was doing more and more elaborate tricks every day during lunch. He was bullied and teased but he continued doing what he loved. So
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    Text - edited 15 hours ago Due_Duck 5.3k points 19 hours ago I went to an all girl's boarding school. This one particular hostel supervisor had been working there since she was 22 and has been there for nearly 40 years so she has definitely seen a lot. Our school's foundation day each year is attended by over 500 alumni. Some friends and I were chatting with her when this group of incredibly smart and intelligent women come up to her. After they greeted her, she told us that she never thought th
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    Text - JediTaz 17.4k points 18 hours ago A former student of mine grew up in an ultra- conservative Christian home. He and his siblings were never allowed to socialize with other students during lunch and recess. Whenever they had free time at school they had to read their Bibles. In science class they were forbidden to learn about evolution. Every essay, short story, personal narrative, and poem he wrote for me involved some kind of Christian theme. When he graduated, he immediately enrolled in
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    Text - DookieSpeak 15.5k points 21 hours ago One kid grew up to be "that" guy, treading the line between jolly neckbeard and somewhat scary incel. I saw him after a full 12 years had passed. The worst part is, he was one of the most popular and socially adjusted kids in school. Always invited to parties, girls always trying to spend time with him, he'd always get away with absurd things in school because even the teachers liked him. He was just really funny and naturally charismatic. Not to ment
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    Text - He ended up publicly coming out as a "proud incel" 2 years before the reunion, in a post where he "declared war" on women and socially adjusted men. He often posted about being a virgin and how Christianity basically made him an incel because he missed out every chance for sex he ever had. So at the reunion, he came wearing a white t-shirt with the words "Fuck you". He'd walk up to now-married women that he had previously solicited and just smirked silently, waiting for them to read the s
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    Text - blahblahrasputan 36.2k points 18 hours ago S 4 The dumb fucks that graduated my year of 2001 tried to organise our 10 year reunion in 201...
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    Text - Roseora 14.9k points 18 hours ago 5 So, not a school reunion story, but I thought i'd input happy story since a lot of these are a bit depressing. My mom used to be a teacher for children with severe learning disabilities. By severe, I mean the majority of students she taught could barely do anything for themselves. Now she's retired, but one day we were in the supermarket when a lady comes up to my mom and hugs her. She seems a bit surprised at first and asks if they know eachother, and
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    Text - billbapapa 13.5k points 22 hours ago Not the teacher, and not the full "school reunion" either I'm not sure if those even still happen since facebook is a thing? But a group I hung out with of nerds like me in high school wanted to get back together and play death match Quake - LAN party style like we did as kids. I'm effectively a loser with no social life and I'm scared of people, but this I thought I could handle, so I went. They ask me to pick up "Joe" on the way to the party. And I d
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    Text - Anyways, pick up "Joe" from a really sketchy looking house. Really surprised. Dude comes out of the place really really big and really really dirty looking. Clothes were dirty and tattered. Looked like he had dirt in his greasy hair, and he had to be 300 or 350 pounds. He was big. Hardly fit in my car. Almost immediately he tells me his dad died. Then he ran the company into the ground, gambled away most of the money, invested it in stupid things, etc. And basically he tells me inside of
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    Text - Five_Decades 8.2k points 19 hours ago Not a teacher, but there was a guy who was the stereotypical jock in high school. Very unemotional, stoic, etc. Then he went into the military and got PTSD. Now he is a hippy and psychotherapist.
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    Text - tommygun641 6.8k points 18 hours ago edited 12 hours ago Not really a surprise but the guy who used to bully me all the time is basically homeless. He refuses to go back to his parents (absolutely nothing wrong with them. He just never got out of the rebel teen phase) and spends his nights either couch surfing at a mates or sleeping on the streets if no one can take him in. Any job he gets he stays at until he has enough money for whatever he wants at the time and then quits. Skates all t
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    Text - HarmoniumSong 10.0k points 17 hours ago My husband graduated from a fancy prep school. Literally over 90% of his class are lawyers and doctors now. To his parents disdain, my husband became a professional poker player. Whenever he goes to reunions there's a circle of these super successful doctors and lawyers around him because they'd rather listen to his stories
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    Text - Imsosadsoveryverysad 4.7k points 17 hours ago Former student who was a decent kid who tried, just not the brightest. Graduated got a job a whataburger. Got fired because he kept showing up late. His manager was his mom
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    Text - 19 hours ago Gogogadgetskates 1.8k points Not a teacher but we just had our reunion. There was this one dude who was just... not even geeky... but just odd. Always trying to fit in and never quite managing it. He had a couple popular friends though so most times he could use that as a way in. I remember at graduation he was just approaching random groups of people trying to start conversations and was just super unsuccessful at it. And I was a huge geek myself... so if this dude appeared
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