Tired, locked-in students enjoy great speaker

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Mount Si High held its third annual Freshman Lock-in, put on by

the school's Associated Student Body. There were over two hundred

thirty freshmen at the event, a new record by seventy students.

The school scheduled a guest speaker named Mike Smith. Smith

led the freshmen through various group activities, which taught the

students important lessons about togetherness and success. He taught them

four memorable lessons about people: 1) Human beings can be tricked. 2)

When they're tricked, they think they are going to be punished. 3) When

tricked and punished, they tend to quit. 4) If you're going to succeed, you

can't quit.

When asked about the freshmen, Smith replied, "Given their age and

the time of night, they were a great crowd."

Dan Nelson, a parent and member of W.I.N., a parent involvement

group, said, "Mike is a great speaker. He did a wonderful job of getting the

kids focused and pumped even though most of them were very tired."

The general consensus from the students was, "I'm tired."

While Smith was allowed to go to sleep in his room provided and

paid for by the Salish Lodge, the freshmen continued to play games, listen

to music, perform skits and eat sub sandwiches provided by Blimpie's

Subs. At the end of the lock-in, the freshmen said their good-byes and

went home for some much needed sleep.

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