From the early morning arrival, Friday's fourth annual Cell Out for Soldiers event at Lake Orion High School ran like clockwork.
Led by the LOHS Leadership class and advisor Lori Hogan, students at the high school agreed to turn in their cell phone for the school day in exchange for a t-shirt.
Every phone secured equated to a donation to the cellphonesforsoldiers.com organization, which assists soldiers being able to call home from their service location.
On Friday, the LOHS Leadership class gathered 1,857 phones for the day, an astounding number from the 2,158 students attending school. In a culture where cell phones are ever-present, 86% of a building's students surrendering their device for the balance of a school day was a remarkable acheivement.
"This is year four for us so now every kid in the building has participated in Cell Out so it's a really neat thing for the freshmen who are new to the building this year to kind of get enveloped into the spirit of Lake Orion High School and the spirit of Cell Out," Hogan said. "Our seniors started it four years ago and now they've gone through it four years and now every kid in the building knows what Cell Out is."
Watch the event below:
View some photos from the day: