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50 Yearbook Survey Questions for Students

A STARTING PLACE FOR INTERVIEWS

We have provided some survey questions to ask high school students to inspire yearbook coverage ideas. Use these 50 top questions for surveys or as a jumping-off point for yearbook interviews.

  • What is the most challenging task as a senior?
  • What is the most creative excuse you’ve ever used to get out of a homework assignment?
  • What advice do you have for incoming freshmen?
  • Describe senioritis.
  • Describe your senior year in three words.
  • What has been the highlight of your senior year?
  • Where do you imagine yourself 10 years from now?
  • If you were told you couldn’t graduate unless you could prove your achievements from the past four years, what three examples would you use?
  • Who do you think is the most influential person in the United States? Why?
  • In some cultures, if you save someone’s life, he/she is forever in your debt. Who would you most want to be indebted to you?
  • What do you collect and how long have you been collecting? Why?
  • What sport should our school add next year and why?
  • What is the one sacrifice you would not be willing to make, even if it meant solving all of the world’s problems?
  • What is the strangest advice your parents ever gave you that proved to be correct?
  • What trend or fad are you most embarrassed about being a part of?
  • I am always happy to see…(a particular person) because…
  • I am most grateful for…
  • I am inspired by…(a person or event and why).
  • I am disappointed with…
  • I am waiting for…(some important event or circumstance).
  • I will never forget…(most memorable event/person).
  • Describe the scariest encounter you ever had.
  • What was the dumbest saying of the year?
  • What was the most meaningful assignment a teacher ever had you do?
  • What is your greatest fear and have you ever tried to face it?
  • Do you have any bad habits that you simply refuse to change? Explain.
  • What is the most important quality in a friendship and why?
  • Do you think high school is preparing you for college?
  • Finish this sentence: “I could not live without…”
  • Which one memory will you remember forever about your time here?
  • Who has given you the best advice? What did they say?
  • What is the worst thing about being a senior?
  • What is your dream college and why?
  • Which event did you most look forward to this year? Did it live up to expectations?
  • If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be?
  • Finish this sentence:  “In 20 years, I’m going to be…”
  • Describe a dramatic/serious experience that has altered your life completely.
  • When you look back on this school in later years, what will you remember most?
  • What is one outrageous thing you desperately want to try before you die?
  • If you could move anywhere in the world, where would you move and why?
  • Do you have a childhood toy that you refuse to give up? If so, what is it and why is it so special to you?
  • What’s usually the first thought in your head when you wake up in the morning?
  • Have you ever predicted an event and then had it happen? What was it?
  • Do you have a special place where you go to be alone? If so, where is it and why is this place so special?
  • What weird habit do you have when you’re nervous and how long has it been going on? (Ex. tap your foot, twirl your fingers, etc.)
  • What excuses do you give people when you don’t want to go somewhere?
  • What dreams do you have for the world of tomorrow?
  • Do you have any scars that resemble something? If so, what and where?
  • Who is your hero and why?
  • If you were stranded on a desert island, what five things would you need to survive and why?

 

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