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Can We Guess What Your High School GPA Was?
by Zoe Samuel
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Back in high school, just about everything seemed important, from who was dating whom, to who made the cheer squad or football team, to how well (or not) everyone scored on the end-of-semester tests. You probably stressed endlessly about that one important metric that everyone said would help colleges decide whether to admit you, and in so doing set you on the path to the career or your dreams. Your parents or guardians constantly badgered you to raise it, your teachers fretted that you weren't doing as well as you could and your counselor asked you what on earth could be more important.

Of course, in truth, just like the dating and the sports and every other high school drama, your GPA wasn't actually as big a deal as they made it out to be. Plenty of people had a terrible one and went on to great schools, great careers and fulfilling lives. Even so, it was one very useful measurement that provided a snapshot of your potential, priorities and personality at a very specific time in your life. So tell us about how you spent those years, and we'll guess what the elusive number on that seemingly so-important piece of paper really was!

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