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Patriot Perspective: Cabin fever strikes at Pequot Lakes Schools

Spring? At Pequot Lakes Schools, we are suffering from full-blown cabin fever.

We entered week four of indoor training for outdoor sports. The golf team has played every simulation of video golf, the baseball and softball teams have perfected the indoor grounder, and the track team is trying to figure out how to pole vault in the athletic center.

We are hoping the weather cooperates soon; the gym gets small with five sports teams trying to share space.

When the weather does turn, we will be facing a barrage of games and meets that have been rescheduled from early April. Add to that busy schedule a series of spring award activities and graduation, and you have a whirlwind of activity that will wear out your eraser with all our changes.

We will do our best to post the updates on our athletic schedule and the high school calendar page.

Pequot Lakes High School has been a cauldron of success this past year, and we are looking forward to anticipated success of our spring activities. Recently, our robotics team competed in the Minnesota Land of 10,000 Lakes regional competition, bringing home first place of 60 teams and qualifying for the world competition in Detroit.

The robotics team continues to fundraise for the trip to Detroit at the end of April; consider donating through the following link: https://pequotlakes.revtrak.net/robotics-team-donation#/v/Robotics-Team.

Spring also brings our annual Day of Caring service learning activity for students. The Day of Caring is an opportunity for Pequot Lakes students to give back to the communities of Crosslake, Pequot Lakes, Breezy Point and Nisswa by providing labor to community organizations or the elderly.

We are in search of projects - large and small - and welcome your ideas by going to this link, https://goo.gl/forms/LzAkJSXm8Ksnuxt03, or by calling the high school office at 218-568-9210.

The wild weather of spring struck on both the band concert night and the choir concert night. It was fortunate that we were able to arrange performances at our Festival of the Arts celebration on March 29. So many people were there that night to help us celebrate our artists. What a fun event, and many thanks to the community for your patronage.

Consider coming to see the PLHS spring play April 13 and 14. It will be a "Wizard of Oz" musical.

As the calendar turned to April and the weather eventually warms, we will be carefully making preparations for the annual graduation ceremonies. Friday, May 25, will be an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of a very talented group of seniors. This year's graduation speakers will be Alexia Miller, Dylan Lerfald, Jack White and Clare Ganley, with the class selecting Spanish teacher Mr. Wagner to be their graduation guest speaker.

While we welcome the opportunity to launch these young men and women into the life of adulthood, we will miss the many familiar personalities that have filled our halls for the past several years.

While we continue our patient wait for spring, we welcome back the snowbirds and Patriot supporters who are excited to see what success awaits our Pequot Lakes students in the months that remain of school. Go Patriots.

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