What I Did In High School (It Will Be Three Years Tomorrow)

What I Did In High School (It Will Be Three Years Tomorrow)

On January 11th of 2010, a few friends and I began construction on a fort in the backstage area of our high school.

What I Did In High School (It Will Be Three Years Tomorrow)

It took months of work (usually during play practice), but when it was completed, we had made something we were all very proud of.

What I Did In High School (It Will Be Three Years Tomorrow)

Five months later, in a school where dozens of teachers and hundreds of students walked by it every day, the fort was discovered.

What I Did In High School (It Will Be Three Years Tomorrow)

Almost everyone thought it was cool, even though they knew it had to come down because it was a fire hazard. One teacher even made up this joke eviction notice.

What I Did In High School (It Will Be Three Years Tomorrow)

One teacher who wasn't fond of me, to say the least, went straight to the principal upon hearing about this and demanded I be expelled.

What I Did In High School (It Will Be Three Years Tomorrow)

The principal came to see the fort as we were deconstructing it and I'll never forget his words: "This is awesome."

What I Did In High School (It Will Be Three Years Tomorrow)

It's because of great people like the principal that students feel free to express themselves…or just make forts because forts are cool…

What I Did In High School (It Will Be Three Years Tomorrow)

So after five months of the fort hidden right under everyone's nose, most of the students and teachers came out to see it being disassembled.

What I Did In High School (It Will Be Three Years Tomorrow)

Sorry about the quality of the pictures, we had one day to document everything before we took it down.

What I Did In High School (It Will Be Three Years Tomorrow)

(Our pulley system to open one of the doors) I'll try to describe parts of the fort in the following pictures I took as we deconstructed it.

Read more: http://imgur.com/gallery/IfUSE

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