So okay – maybe you had an unbridled 9th grade fantasy about making the color guard team. Maybe the allure of donning a sparkly, second-skin, spandex unitard while skillfully tossing flags and carving intricate patterns on the field accompanied by the marching band’s rendition of Kanye West’s “Stronger” beckoned to your brace-faced, baby fat existence. Maybe you never followed your baton twirling yen because practice interfered with drama club – and if there’s one thing we’ve learned about high school from TV & film, it’s that it’s full of Tough Choices. And so, as the lights dimmed on your dashed dreams, they also faded on the hopes of ever receiving a letterman jacket. You couldn’t make varsity for your portrayal of Annie Oakley in the school production of Annie Get Your Gun. And lettering in color guard would have just been so cool.