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Three lakes Students put their phones down for the "Face to Face 28" campaignSubmitted: 02/16/2017

Phylicia Ashley
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pashley@wjfw.com


THREE LAKES - Three Lakes junior high and high school students put their phones down for what they're calling a "Face to Face 28"challenge. 

About 40 students handed in their phones on Thursday morning and won't get them back until Friday afternoon. 

"I thought I could do it and it wasn't a big deal, but when I actually did it I'm like okay I really need my phone now," said 16-year-old Kayla Crump.

Even though they were nervous Crump and her classmates stayed committed. 

"We're just showing awareness because technology is kind of being over used," said 17-year-old Kloey Krusick. 

 "It can be used but sometimes it's abused so we're trying to limit that."

Shutting down their phones and of course the many apps-wasn't as easy as students thought.

"[There weren't any] tears, [people were] more so worried about those snap chat streaks," said Krusick.

Snapchat is an app on your phone that lets you send pictures and messages to your friends that disappear in 24 hours.

 Snapchat was what many students said they missed the most.

Students who decided to lock their phone up all put $2 into a pool. 

Everyone who resists snapping for the full 28 hours gets a piece of the pie. 

Before the challenge some students felt they needed their phones for moments when they felt insecure.

"Like today at the lunch table all my friends left and it was so awkward I just wanted to play on my phone to have something to do," said 16- year-old Hailey Baumann.


Putting their phones, away gave these students a chance to see something that doesn't exist on their phone screens.

"It's just going to help us in the long run in life. So it was a really good thing to do," said Krusick.

The National Business Honor Society planned the "Face to Face 28" campaign.



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