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10 Questions to Ask Your High School Graduate

September 2022

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The high school experience may look different today, with the dominance of social media and rise of virtual classes, but its still a highly formative time for young people. These four years can be a crucible of challenges, an exercise in academic excellence, a social journey of self-discovery – or all of the above. Whether you’re sad to see it go or are relieved its over, making it through is an accomplishment in and of itself.

If you’re interested in going beyond the posed photos and capturing something a little more meaningful, consider sitting down with your new grad and having a look-back conversation about their time in high school. Take a break from the college and job conversations to reflect on what they have accomplished and what it meant to them. We’ve pulled together a set of questions that will help you both mark the occasion and create a unique artifact that you’ll look back on in the years to come with fond memories.

Find a quiet moment to sit down with your new grad, prop up your phone, and record the conversation while you ask some of the questions below. Use the Remento app or send them this article and encourage them to record themself reflecting on their experience.


Photo by Fabian Centeno


10 Questions to Ask Your High School Graduate

  1. What does having graduated high school mean to you?
  2. What did it feel like to be handed that diploma?
  3. What song will always remind you of this time in your life?
  4. Which teacher had the most impact on you, and what will you remember about them?
  5. What was your favorite extracurricular activity and why?
  6. What impact did the global COVID-19 pandemic have on your high school experience?
  7. What class did you find the most enjoyable and why?
  8. Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your younger self entering high school for the first time?
  9. What was the most surprising thing you learned about yourself during your time in high school?
  10. With whom did you have your most meaningful relationships during your senior year?

Check out this article for more tips on interviewing a family member.

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Interview Questions
Personal Interview