When I was 17: The 2016 Presidential Candidates

Jeanine Ramirez, Senior News Editor

With the 2016 Presidential Elections in sight, it may seem as if the lives and jobs of a few men and women have become the talk of the town. You may have heard of these select few (and their policies) from the TV, radio, or even social media but, before the lives of these Presidential Candidates revolved around campaigning, they too were seventeen once. Here are some tidbits about the 2016 Presidential Candidates when they were in high school, that you may not know.

Hilary Clinton (D.)

–  Played softball

  Saw Martin Luther King Jr. speak in Chicago  

–  Was a member of the National Honors Society 

–  Campaigned for Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater in 1964 

Carly Fiorina (R.)

  Went to school in London

–  Attended Five different high schools- one in Ghana

–  Wanted to be a classical pianist

Carly Fiorina speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National at National Harbor on Feb. 26, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Ron Sachs/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)
Credits: Ron Sachs/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS/MCTDIRECT

Jeb Bush (R.)

–  Took part in an exchange program in Mexico

–  Met his wife while in Mexico during the exchange program

–  In an article on Politico, Jeb Bush said, “My life really began in earnest when I was 17 in Leon, Mexico.”

Mike Huckabee (R.)

–  Was a Bass guitarist

–  Met Janet McCain, star basketball player, at his high school

–  First man in his family to graduate high school

–  He went on to marry Janet after high school 

Marco Rubio (R.)

–  Was a star football player           

–  Met his wife after high school

Donald Trump (R.)

–  An athlete at the New York Military Academy

–  Won three varsity letters

–  Captain of his class cadet corps

–  Played softball, bowling, baseball, basketball, football and soccer

Photo Credits: Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS
Credit: Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS/MCTDIRECT

*The author attempted to contact Sen. Marco Rubio and Donald Trump for #tbt pictures via Twitter, but received no response*