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Old 09-11-2019, 09:02 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
High school pride disappeared when a high school diploma turned into the bare minimum rather than a natural exit point for the majority of folks, and college became (at least in people's minds) "necessary for a good job."

When I graduated in 1998, class rings were definitely not a thing anymore. In addition, "letter jackets" were no longer worn by most jocks, only by the marching band kids, and then only because they weren't allowed to wear anything else over their marching uniform during cold games.
I graduated in '98 and letter jackets were still worn by the jocks. Class rings were also big to buy, but I don't think anyone really wore them
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