A loud, droning bell sounds and 1,550 students file class by class into the Bothell High School gym. Someone with a microphone comes over the P.A. system and reminds the kids, in vain, where they’re supposed to sit.
By the far door, Houston Kraft is getting ready to deliver his message to all of them. He claims he’s not nervous.
“Usually it’s more excitement than nerves,” he said.
He insisted that his introduction included that he was “a professional hugger,” and that he was once invited to join the junior varsity national laser tag team.Read more...