The difference between what Hollywood taught us about high school vs.
the real Marian experience
Movie: Famous television hosts sing and announce dance contests as the student body celebrates in a streamer-adorned gym on prom night.
Marian: Dances include a famous DJ from channel 106.9 and dance circles that put all others to shame.
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986)
Movie: It’s fairly simple to skip school to steal a Ferrari, cruise all over
downtown Chicago, use an alias to sneak into upscale restaurants, and avoid your parents.
Marian: You miss a day of school, and you’re drowning in trigonometry homework.
Movie: Makeup is a necessity at school, and the perfect outfit is key to a successful day.
Marian: Wake up, grab a granola bar, and be out the door in five minutes. I woke up like this. *hair flip*
“The Princess Diaries” (2001)
Movie: It turns out that one girl in your speech class is next in line for the throne of Genovia.
Marian: Your classmates are training for the Olympics and modeling for fashion companies.
“Mean Girls” (2004)
Movie: High school is full of them….mean girls
Marian: We all have our grumpy days, like when the pasta is gone by the time we get through the lunch line, but Marian Girls Strive to live out the Marian mission.
Movie: “On Wednesdays, we wear pink.”
Marian: On Wednesdays, we wear spirit shirts.
“High School Musical” (2006)
Movie: Every student in the lunchroom breaks into song and dance while “sticking to the status quo.”
Marian: The cafeteria randomly erupts into a series of slaps, claps, and snaps for Marian beat at any given moment.
“17 Again” (2009)
Movie: Zac Efron struts down the school halls as every girl’s jaw drops, and their hearts sink to the floor.
Marian: Max, the therapy dog, prances along the halls as every girl gasps and swoops in to pet him.