Behold Tim Cook’s Glory Days As “Most Studious” In High School [Gallery]


Cook, circa the 1970s with more hair.

Tim Cook may be leading one of the most influential and valuable companies on earth now, but he used to be in high school just like the rest of us. Some yearbook photos of Cook’s early years at Robertsdale High School in Robertsdale, Alabama have surfaced. How adorable!

Cook was unsurprisingly voted “most studious” freshman year, and it was an obvious mistake to exclude him from the “most likely to succeed” list.


“Tim Cook attended the same high school as my mother, and she spoke highly of him,” said the Reddit user who posted the photos. “She served as editor of the yearbook her senior year, and he was part of the yearbook staff. Also, while in high school, he worked for my grandfather’s independent pharmacy in town. He passed it down to my mother, and I am currently working there now.”



Check out the collection of pics on Reddit for more. There’s a shot of Cook’s signature on the back cover with a nice note. He wrote “War Eagle” next to his name, a nod to where he went to college for a degree in industrial engineering, Auburn University.

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