51 Things To Do Before You Graduate

Have no clue where to start at Northwest? Start right on this page at number one. Try and accomplish everything on this list to ensure that you’ve made the most of your four years here. Some of these won’t hap- pen for a couple of years, but be sure not to forget the importance of staying involved.

Emily Alexander, Online Editor

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  1. Dance your heart out at Freshman Mixer
  2. Be part of a class skit
  3. Find all 49 Waldos hidden in the murals in the academic wing.
  4. Attend the Bonfire assembly
  5. Buy a yearbook (lowest price available until Winter Break)
  6. Get messy at Muckfest
  7. Try out for a sports team
  8. Join or start a club
  9. Buy cookies or drinks from CCC’s Cappuccino Day
  10. Buy an Orange Army t-shirt
  11. Go to the Homecoming football game and dance
  12. Help build a Homecoming parade float
  13. Ask someone to a dance with a big poster
  14. Win the Spirit Stick at an assembly with your class
  15. Go watch the Cougar cheer squad compete at state
  16. Explore your religious side at YoungLife or 180KC
  17. Go on a school trip
  18. Get community service hours through CCC (Cougar Community Commitment)
  19. Stay updated on school news at Smnw.com 
  20. Watch the Marching Cougar Pride’s light show after a football game (date to be announced)
  21. Take a picture with the school mascot
  22. Watch the drumline perform before school 
  23. Go to a band, orchestra or choir concert
  24. Kick off winter sports season at Not-So-Late-Night
  25. Sign up for Powder Puff football (for the girls) or volleyball (for the boys) junior or senior year
  26. Throw a holiday party for a child in need during Adopt-a-Tot
  27. Take a foreign language
  28. Buy someone a rose to be delivered on Valentine’s Day from Prom Committee
  29. For $1, find your soulmate with Student Council’s matchmaker 
  30. Attend the WPA (Women Pay All) assembly and dance
  31. Attend one event for each sport
  32. Dress up every day of a Spirit Week
  33. Go out for open lunch with friends as a senior
  34. Attend the musical, “Singin’ in the Rain”
  35. Win a prize from Tuesday Trivia on the announcements
  36. Win a Cougar paw from a teacher or administrator 
  37. Buy a small gift for your teacher to show appreciation 
  38. Check out the art gallery by the front office 
  39. Do a random act of kindness
  40. Ride the spirit bus to support a sports team
  41. Attend the dance team’s Spring Special
  42. Sit with someone you don’t know at lunch
  43. Surprise your first hour with donuts
  44. Earn an academic or sports letter
  45. Vote on a Spirit Club twitter poll
  46. Get nominated to be on court for a school dance
  47. Sign up for the Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament
  48. Attend After Prom and win prizes 
  49. Buy something from the Student Council garage sale
  50. Take an AP or IB exam
  51. Attend Final Forte, the choir’s final concert of the year (watch the calendar for the date).