The LHS Mighty Lion never misses announcements.

The LHS Mighty Lion never misses announcements.

Looking through some hand-written creative scribbles from yesteryear, I looked on the front side of the shcool announcement rag whose back side I was using to scratch out a piece-that-never-made-it-public draft of a draft. The mimeographed announcement sheet wasn’t dated at the top, but I could tell from the dates among the announcements that it came from August 1992. One announcement about a copy of a speech captivated me as a potential example of “found” poetry–Here’s what it said concerning one of the important dates related to AY1992-93 freshman elections deadlines:

Tuesday, September 8: DEADLINE FOR TURNING IN A COPY OF SPEECH. There will be a time limit on each speech. This will be discussed later. A copy of your speech must be turned in to Mrs. ___ or Mr. ___ by 2:25 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8. If you are absent from school on Tuesday, September 8, and you have not turned in your speech, you must make arrangements with someone to get it to Mrs. ___ or Mr. ___ by 2:25 p.m., Tuesday, September 8. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS DEADLINE! The speech may not be changed after it is turned in. If you do NOT turn in your speech by the deadline, you ARE still eligible to run, you WILL be allowed to sit on the stage, but you WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO GIVE YOUR SPEECH. Keep a copy your speech for yourself.

1992 was before the text message era when we declared the etiquette that using all caps amounts to screaming. Old school or not, this announcement is a scream!

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