Happy Valentine’s Day Wilsonville High School students!

An Instagram poll with seventy-four responses ranging mainly within 14-24 years old.
(Elizabeth Harris)

As far as favorites go, Valentine’s day ranks one of the lowest among high school students. The reason for this is it follows directly after the big holiday season and the beginning of a new year, such a celebratory time.


Why people liked it:

  1. Because it’s a day dedicated to celebrating love.
  2. It can be used to celebrate those around you.
  3. It’s fun getting gifts for friends and those you love.
  4.  Enjoy activities you wouldn’t do normally like making heart-shaped pizzas and making cards.


Why people dislike it:

  1. Being single= lonely
  2. Still having to go to work, making it not a real holiday.
  3. Material purchases and companies trying to make more money.
  4. Not as special and meaningful because it’s a holiday, the feeling of obligation to do something nice.


Whether you are single or not below are some of some fun things to celebrate valentines day and maybe starts some new traditions:

Portland Events:

  • Fall In Love with Lents February 11, 12, & 13, 2022: multiday event, free activities, art, and entertainment for all
  • The Fear PDX Haunted House Valentine’s Haunted House February 12
  • Love Struck Drive-In February 11, 12 & 13, 2022 at Washington Square

At home:

  • Make something special such as a dessert or special food with friends some examples could include: heart-shaped pizza or cookies, banana splits, or Valentine’s day sundaes.
  • Rom-com movie night.
  • Valentine’s day potluck or dinner.
  • Make cards/write letters.
  • Do anonymous acts of kindness.
  • Valentine’s day scavenger hunt.