Played football and wrestled. Had terrible grades due to never doing homework and never going to class. I wasn't a very good student, was actually kicked out my senior year for being absent so much. But at the same time I managed to always get good grades on exams and always top 10% on those stupid "standardized exams" that competes you against all other students in the state. And now I'm in college doing just fine.
Basically high school was a joke for me and I still firmly believe it's a broken system and does nothing to prepare you for anything really. At least here in the US.
I mostly studied at home, because school syllabus was too easy and I knew almost everything that was taught at school (except what I did in the chemistry lab). I went to school just so that I have enough attendance to be eligible for Board exams. And passing in board exams is compulsory to be eligible for IITJEE.
School was a time-waster for me and I still firmly believe it's a broken system and does nothing to prepare you for anything really. At least here in India.
Didn't do any programming in high-school. I had a part-time job with the reserves, part-time job as a janitor in a grocery store, played in a few school bands (tuba + guitar + upright bass) and also got my pilot's licence.
I took my first programming class in first year university, but didn't actually start programming for another 6 years.
I have about 100 hours in a Piper Warrior! I love those. Cessna feel too "mini-vanny" for me. Also flown Piper Arrow, Diamond Katana, and Beech 23. I've given up flying as a hobby (too expensive) for software engineering on airliner simulations.
It was fun, went up in what turned out to be a gale once, broke a record on an ancient g meter :D best fun ever, but yes wayyy too expensive, Heard it was cheap in america and south africa, but yeah im into software now too.
I like the way they have saftey features built into their design, very elegant.
Highschool seems kinda horrible for those who got bad grades. Right now in middle school I'm trying to get all my grades up past a 96 (I have 2 more grades left to get up - at about 90 percent) so I can get a scholorship for college.
I was just focused on surviving high school. I met the worst people ever in high school. Almost the entire school was a bunch of teenaged rednecks, that ran around with rebel flags on their trucks. Barely could put decent sentences together, and to make matters worse, they got rid of the honors program in my school when I was in 10th grade, so I was stuck in the slowest, most mind numbing classes ever for three years, with the people I hated. Oh, and did I mention I'm gay? You can imagine how that went down...
Thank god for college. U.S high school is a giant, giant waste of time, and did absolutely zilch to prepare me for anything, besides teach me who to avoid like the plague.