High School Bucket List

High school is one of the most exciting times in the lives of many teenagers. It is a time of academic hard slog accompanied by fun, exciting moments with friends. Your high school years will inevitably come to a close but why not go out with a bang? Don’t let academics take the fun from your final year!

Creating a high school bucket list for your final year is a great way to make an array of memories for yourself and your friends. These memories will be the perfect things to look back on and admire when you reach college. Before your senior year ends, build your own high school bucket list with a few of the following ideas and give them a try.

Dress Not to Impress

While high school isn’t a fashion show, it can often seem like it. Why not use your final year to wear something bold and out of the box? Wear a Halloween costume to school in September. Or strap on a pair of high heels and strut down the halls. Though it may seem strange to some, it will be a good time for you and your friends to be silly together, wearing clothes you normally wouldn’t (make sure to keep it school appropriate).

Talk to Your Crush

You know that guy or girl you’ve had your eye on for a while but couldn’t muster up the courage talk to them? Well, now is the perfect time to do just that! Add this to your high school bucket list. Spark up friendly conversation with you crush. It can be over something as small as what is on the menu for lunch. You will feel proud of yourself for finally rallying the courage to talk to them. Who knows, maybe you’ll even be able to tell them how you really feel before graduation. You’ll never know until you try.

Road Trip

Grab your friends, snacks and whatever money you guys can save up and go! Travel to a concert together or go see a national landmark. Road trips are great memories to look back on. Create an outline of where you and your friends are going, the estimated money and gas needed and the safe route to get there. Make sure you keep your camera handy to capture all the breathtaking and exciting moments with your friends. Be safe and keep your parents or guardians updated with your whereabouts.

Let Love Flow

Whether it is your friends, teachers or anyone in who has made your high school experience great, let them know how much you love and care for them. Thank your coaches or organization leaders for their support. Tell your friends how much you care every day. Let your teachers know that you appreciate all they have taught you. Thank the lunch staff for creating such delicious meals! This is your final time to let everyone know how much they mean to you so make sure you express it every day that you can.

Show School Spirit

When writing out your high school bucket list, add a football or basketball game to it. Even if you are not a sports fan, going to a game with friends is a worthwhile experience. Indulging in concession stand snacks and participating in school spirit fueled chants of victory can make for a good time.


We often forget to enjoy our dreams because we are too busy stressing over what we will do in the future or what careers will make us the most money. Dreaming big is one of the best things to add to your bucket list. Don’t let fears of the future impede on your present. Whatever you dream can become reality through hard work and belief. Let your high school bucket list reflect this as well.


High school can be such a whirlwind of stress and requirement. It can be very difficult to find the time to give back to your community. This is a great addition to your high school bucket list. Find an organization in your community that would benefit from your service. Set aside time to truly invest yourself to provide a service to your community and to people who truly need it. Give back when and where you can.

Above are just a few things that you could add to your personal high school bucket list. Make sure to enjoy your final year of high school. Times flies and you will be entering you first year of college before you know it. Enjoy high school while you can because the future is calling. Now get to writing that bucket list!

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Ashlyn Porter

Ashlyn Porter

Ashlyn Porter is a senior at the University of Dayton pursuing a degree in communication with a concentration in theater as well as a minor in sociology. A self-declared cinephile, Ashlyn enjoys watching and studying film in hopes of one day being involved in various aspects of the film industry. Her passions also include in writing, reading, baking and performing Shakespeare for her dog.
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