No, junior high was the WORST! I'm glad someone enjoyed it...personally, I couldn't wait to leave. By the way, Mr. Home School, what are YOUR junior high memories? ;-)
Hey, I wasn't home schooled, but I did go to Christian schools most of my education. I did go to public school in the 9th grade (the last year it was a Junior High). It was mostly a good experience. When I worked on the Welcome to Wonderland project, photographing adolescents for several years, everybody I told about the project had the same reaction: I hated middle school! I guess my reaction to that age wasn't quite so violent, although it wasn't easy. (Ask me about being suspended for 2 days sometime....)I really do enjoy photographing kids at that age, though. They're a blast to watch: so dynamic, crazy, surprising, full of potential. They surtprise me all the time with their thoughts, abilities, creativity. They're still trying to figure out who they are, and it's a fun, touching process to watch.
Uh, yeah, no. Junior high was my own personal two year nightmare. But your photographs of Jr. High kids don't make me think of that at all - they make me think of them the way you describe them in your comment there.
I'll have to work on taking some more horrific photos of junior high, I guess. What specifically do you remember that was terrible?
I remember people I had been friends with since before I could walk becoming totally different people, seemingly over-night...You're right, everyone is trying to figure out who they are, and though it may be intriguing from the outside, it was a painful, confusing process at the time.