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View Poll Results: How old were you when you graduated high school?
15 or younger 2 0.94%
16 15 7.08%
17 115 54.25%
18 64 30.19%
19 8 3.77%
20 or older 1 0.47%
Did not graduate/got a GED/other 7 3.30%
Voters: 212. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-12-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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I could have graduated at 16, but my parents didn't want me starting college too early.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I was six months into being 18 and my wife was a few months in 18. We got married a few weeks after our high school graduation. That was four years ago, we're both 22 now.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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I graduated at 17, had enough credits to graduate at 16 at the end of my junior year but lacked a single required English course. In the Army not long after, received an in-service nomination to West Point but by the time I took the physical I was too damaged (as far as they were concerned) and got an involuntary medical retirement the next year at 21.

Being younger (and smarter) than most of my classmates throughout school got me some poor treatment from a certain faction of the student body, mostly verbal, but every now and then some ignorant, muscle-headed dope who couldn't grok the idea that the beanpole 'Bomar' might be able to fight too would back me into a corner and I'd have to whup the tar out of him. After the third such demonstration I somehow became part of the 'cool' crowd, even though I hadn't wanted or intended to. What the hey.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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17
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:16 PM
 
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18 yrs and 5 months. i think i graduated on the day that Huey Lewis and The News released their debut lp on 6/22/1980
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:17 PM
 
Location: California
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17. I had one more "summer vacation" before turning 18 and going to work full time.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I had been 18 for five months when I graduated from high school.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:44 PM
 
Location: GOVERNMENT of TRAITORS & NAZIS
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18th birthday February, graduation JUne
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I was 18 but my husband (of 43 years) was only 17..Same graduating class.
(class of 1965)
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Zurich
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I was 17. I didn't turn 18 util that August, as I had a later birthday.
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