Captain Ned wrote:By the time I got my letters in track I was so disgusted with the inside politics of the whole thing that I never bothered to get the jacket. And yes, in my small town, letter jackets were the currency of respect among those who left high school to bend metal.
just brew it! wrote:My high school didn't have letters for the Comp Sci or Chess clubs. (Yes, I was *that* kid! ).
DancinJack wrote:just brew it! wrote:My high school didn't have letters for the Comp Sci or Chess clubs. (Yes, I was *that* kid! ).
I suspect a lot of us here are that kid.
bthylafh wrote:<yorkshire>Luxury.</yorkshire> We didn't have any such clubs in my high school. The nerds had to choose debate and/or band. The odd thing is that the middle school had a science club (I was a member) but the high school didn't.
bthylafh wrote:though I earned a couple letters for JROTC drill team
Geonerd wrote:(What's with the cheese reference?)
just brew it! wrote:kvndoom wrote:Nerds were socially inferior to jocks in small-town America
That effect is not limited to small-town America. Unless you attend a nerd school it is pretty universal.
derFunkenstein wrote:My high school in Farm Town USA did not have letters for anything other than sports, and only if you played on the varsity team. Freshman and JV teams didn't count.
just brew it! wrote:That effect is not limited to small-town America. Unless you attend a nerd school it is pretty universal.
kvndoom wrote:But back to the point, jocks were "cool" in letter jackets, band members were accepted (and even the nerdy ones got a free pass with a Band letter), but Honors was just nothing to brag about.
Hawkwing74 wrote:I got one for track even though I was just third string. The jacket was just too expensive for my family. I remember it costing several hundred dollars and that was circa 1990.