Throwback Thursday: Lauren Perez, science ASC

people of west


Where did you go to high school?

Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves.

How was high school similar/different to high school now?

There were only girls there and technology was different. We had a computer lab compared to everyone having their own computer. Internet was fairly new, we used it for email and chat rooms.

What year did you graduate?


Were you involved in any sports or clubs? What did you like about it?

I was in the Select Women’s Choir and Honors Choir. I liked singing and my choir director was Jeffery Scott Maynard. We took trips, for competitions, to New York and Florida.

What is the funniest thing that happened during high school?

For Senior Skip Day, I rewrote a Tupac song, and performed it onstage in front of the entire student body.

What were your favorite and least favorite subjects in high school? Why?

My favorite subject was English because I was great at stretching a two page paper into a five page paper. My least favorite was math because I was never good at math.

How would your peers describe you in high school?

Wild, crazy and fun!

How would your teachers describe you in high school?

A good student, but challenging.

Did you have an after school job? If so, what is it?

Yes. I worked at McDonald’s.

Did you have to wear a uniform in high school? Describe what it looked like?

I wore a plaid skirt, white shirt and sweatshirts.

What did you do at your job?

I worked at the drive-thru window.

How much did you make in an hour?

I made $5.15 an hour.

What type of car did you drive?

I didn’t have my own car. Sometimes my mom would let me borrow her Corolla station wagon.

Describe what it looked like?

It was light blue with a hatchback.

Did you have to pay for gas?

No. I had a gas card.

Do you remember what gas prices were back then?

$0.92 a gallon.