It's hard to know just how many things we carry forward from our teens. Ever since my sophomore year Chemistry project of making wine using Welch's grape juice, a balloon, and a radiator, I've had a favorite pastime as a winemaker and ultimately owner of a commercial vineyard.
I became interested in languages through one of my favorite classes, German, which greatly helped me later on when I needed both French and Spanish for different work assignments. Cretin certainly nurtured curiosity about math and science and that led to a long career in engineering and business. There are probably hundreds of examples. Mostly though, I would say that Cretin immersed me in an appreciation of a balanced pursuit of happiness that includes the pleasure of continuous learning and focusing on our friends, family, and community.