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“The kids were better than excellent,” Lake Roosevelt High School counselor Sue Hayes said of 87 students who got a day-long trip to Spokane as part of “Rewards Day.”

Students at Lake Roosevelt are rewarded in late winter for a combination of favorable experiences which include attendance, grades and personal discipline.

“A total of 116 students from freshman to seniors qualified for the trip, but 29 chose to stay home and work on academic projects,” Hayes stated.

Two buses took the students to roller skating, lunch of pizzas, shopping at Northtown, a movie and dinner before returning about 9 p.m. in the evening.

Principal Brad Wilson, Athletic Director Richard Black, and staff members accompanied the students.

“We have had our Reward Days program for a number of years and never had a bad experience with any of our students,” Hayes stated.

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