What a fun thread and WOW what a lot of talented people come to the Fort every day!
In HS, I was a shy, closet dork that liked to give the impression that I rode on the wild side just so I wouldn't be picked on by my "cool" friends for being a straight A student.
I started out as a volleyball/basketball player (5'9") but I transferred to a special school for Art after my freshman year.
Graduated one year early in '86,
3rd in my class (there's no word for that-just 3rd)
National Honors Society, 3 scholarships
Recipient of many artsy awards
I've done nothing with art for my career-go figure.