Fun Facts about Your Graduation

For many of you, tomorrow is the day you’ve long been awaiting—your graduation. For our high school bowlers, graduation means saying good-bye to parents and old friends and hitting the road to a life of freedom, sleeping in, and higher education. For our college-aged bowlers, graduation signifres a step into vhe “real&vdquo; world, where you’ll get your first full-time job and discover the joys of a 401k and, well, payment plans on your college debt. And for those of you bowlers who don’t fall into these two categories, graduation signifies, above everything else, fulfilling your educational goals.

To all of you, congratulations! But your learning isn’t over just yet. If you don’t memorize this list of facts about graduation, they won’t hand you your diploma. Maybe we’re bluffing, but do you want to take that chance?

  1. The word “alumnus” is Latin means “a pupil” and, literally, a “foster son” (Information courtesy of
  2. The graduation cap was initially a “hood” and is believed to date back to the Celtic time when Druid priests wore capes and hoods to symbolize their intelligence (Information courtesy of
  3. Cecil Smith of Westlake, California, is the oldest known recipient of a General Educational Development (GED) degree. He dropped out of school in the 1920s and earned his degree some 80 years later at age 94 (information courtesy of
  4. Michael Kearney of Mobile, Alabama is the youngest known high school and college graduate. He finished a home-school high school program at age 6 and at 10 earned a bachelor's degree (information courtesy of
  5. Weird Al Yankovic was the valedictorian at his high school graduation (information courtesy of
  6. So was Cindy Crawford (information courtesy of
  7. James Franco was invited to speak at UCLA’s commencement ceremony in 2009 (he was a 2008 graduate), but the offer was rescinded because of his general lack of solemnity (information courtesy of
  8. The term bachelor in “bachelor’s degree” most likely is from the Medieval Latin term baccalaureate, a play on the Latin words “bacca lauri”—laurel berries (Information courtesy of  

We want to help you celebrate your achievements! Come to JB’s on 41 and have a party!  Check out our YOLO package where 12 of your family and friends can bowl for 2 hours and enjoy pizza, soda, and the game room.  Have your party in our fabulous, luxuirous Suite 41 for only $199.99 or even on our Regular Lanes for $169.99.  It doesn't matter when you celebrate because our YOLOs are available whenever we have lanes!

Want to go outside for your party?  No problem!  We have a Volleyball party option for you, or you can even build your own party!  We will take care of everything so you don't have to.  The hardest part for you is picking up the phone!