I Was A Senior Hottie!

Leave it to Liz to come up with a little blog hop of our high school years.

It’s only appropriate that as a high school teacher who doubles as the senior class adviser I get on board and participate.  In fact, I am planning my very last graduation since I have resigned the job of senior class adviser effective at the conclusion of this school year.

So, to celebrate this lovely time of year and my (hopefully) new found freedom to see my family, I give you ME as a SENIOR HOTTIE…and yes, I protected the innocent victims of 90’s.  Except for Cort.  You can see how goofy he looked.


contrary to today’s fashions? we wore flannel mu mu’s in high school…or our dad’s shirts. whatever.
Senior Prom. The theme? Hollywood Nights. In small town Michigan. Yeah.

this is so classic '90's. The gold chain, the hair...oh how I prayed for bangs. sigh...

and of course I had to share graduation day! Class of ’96! Go Brown, Go Gold, Go CHIX!!!

Want to see more lovely Senior Hottie Pictures?

Head over to A Belle, A Bean, and A Chicago Dog…it’s five days of senior pictures pandemonium!



PEOPLE!  I got an email tonight that immediately made my feet sweat and the tummy butterflies go crazy.  Little ole Sluiter Nation has been nominated as one of Circle of Moms Top 25 Mental Wellness Blogs!

My jaw hit the ground.  I am incredibly honored to be even mentioned, let alone nominate with the blogs listed there.

If you want to check the list out, you can vote for your favorites (me?) once a day through June 15!  Just click the button below.


About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Woo hoo senior hotness! I love that you guys have known each other since high school. And why is it that we all wore baggy clothes back then? I kind of wish that was still in style.

  2. You were GORGEOUS!! (and still gorgeous) Definitely a Senior Hottie.

    And I voted for you!

  3. Katie, you look like you could be a senior today! Except the flannel, of course.

    What was it with girls wanting to wear either their dads shirts or guy shirts? Totally don’t get it.

  4. I remember wearing the flannel way back when grunge music was the thing…. And now… my daughter likes to wear it. It’s scary because she’s really the only one that wears it.

    You wanted bangs?? You’re hair looks so pretty though!

  5. Can I be your friend from high school?

    This meme is awesome!

  6. You still look so young! You were definitely a hottie 😉

    Also, I have a ton of pics wearing flannel…we must be about the same age 😉

  7. I love the backlighting that made you look all angelic and glowy in your senior portrait.

    And the flannel… I tell you, I should’ve bought stock in Britches Great Outdoors back in those days (college for me). Not only did I work there during my college breaks, I also pretty much kept that place in business. I mean, is it a coincidence that they went OUT of business once I moved through my flannel/grunge phase? I think not.

  8. You are drop dead gorgeous! And adorable, too…how DO you manage to be both, Katie?!

    Glad you linked up!

  9. The flat gold chain! That was such a big deal back then. The thicker, the better!

  10. You are gorgeous!!! Love these perfect pictures!

  11. Omgosh I love these pics! Senior hottie for real, how did your yearbook photo get an angelic, glowy thing going? I don’t think I let very many pictures from my highschool days survive…but I wore a Lot of black, I do remember that. (Loved Nirvana like crazy, but flannel not so much. 🙂

  12. You were so beautiful. I, unfortunately, wore my dad or boyfriends’ flannel shirts all through college. Sad that I covered it all up before I had kids and still looked good.

    Just found your blog from the link-up at Liz’s. I’m a new follower.

  13. Love! You’re adorable!

    Also love the embracing of the flannel!

  14. You look gorgeous! I did the flannels too and was also class of 96. I think that you, Liz and I all had the same dress but in different colors. The one you wore for senior prom? She has it on in one of her pics in dark green and I wore it for homecoming that year too but can’t find the pic.

  15. Those are possibly the least embarrassing senior picture I have ever seen. Seriously.

    I remember those days of the huge flannel shirts. I think I had one in every color.

  16. Can I just say that I love the way you “disguised” your friends in these pics? ha! You’re smile is wonderful. And congrats on the nomination – that is awesome!! 😀

  17. you.are.gorgeous. LOVE the flannel 🙂

    and oh, I voted for you!

  18. You were a hottie and you also appeared to be very excited to graduate.

  19. What an amazing set of pictures! You look wonderful! Congrats on your nomination!

  20. You should be glad you didn’t have bangs – gorgeous hair! And also, I was right in the middle of the oversized flannel shirts, too. Sometimes I would even wear a turtleneck under it, in case there wasn’t enough extraneous material floating around.

    And yay! for your Circle of Moms nomination!

  21. you gorgeous girl…look at you!!!!!!! Love your pictures!!!!!

    and congratulations on Circle of Moms…WOW…what amazing news, now I have to go and VOTE! xo

  22. You were so cute! Love these photos!

    Congrats on the Circle of Moms recognition! I just went and voted. 🙂

  23. Your defacing of the girls in the 2nd pic reminds me of what I did to people I disliked in my yearbook. Haha!

  24. Ahh,the brown and gold. When I went to Rogers, I hated going to Zeeland to play softball because your field didn’t have grass in the outfield (it was almost an automatic home run should someone hit it out there) and it always smelled like the chicken (maybe it was pig?) farm/factory. LOL

    Cute pictures!

  25. I lovelovelove the over the shoulder look for your portrait – I myself worked the one-sided shoulder dip in the front.

    So not cute.

    You on the other hand, are a study in fabulosity.

    Also, you’re young enough that I could have been your teacher.

    Which would have been awesome. (I wore flannels then, too 😉

  26. It’s so cool that you guys have known each other since then! You still have that same smile…love it!

  27. Ah, the gummy smiles. I was one of those, too. Still am actually. It’s like “lookit me!!”

  28. I miss senior hottie days. They seam so very long ago…

  29. You were and are a hottie for sure! Even in the flannel.
    Congrats on the nomination. You have my vote.

  30. I lived in flannel shirts for a while. Love them!!

    I’m jealous of your cap and gown. It was tradition at my school to wear white dresses.

    Greta pics, Kate!

  31. Total hotness! I had so many flannel shirts. I do not miss the 90s at all!

  32. Oh the flannel! THE FLANNEL! Love it and love you.

  33. Great pics, you were adorable!

  34. Girl you are an adorable hottie.

  35. Dude. I love the soft glow of your senior picture. I’m glad your were nominated for circle of moms. You deserve it, friend!

  36. Wow! Hot indeed. Fun memories.
    I wish we had proms & yearbooks in France. We don’t, what a shame!


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