Mr. Codie Lakin

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Mr. Codie Lakin

My name is Codie Lakin and I have been teaching social studies at Morrice for over seven years and am the leader of the Morrice Area Schools Social Studies Curriculum team. I am a graduate of Ferris State University, Class of 2009 and 2014. I was awarded the 2008-2009 History Education Student of the Year award. I student taught at Pinconning Area School where I taught US Government and US History.  I went to Standish-Sterling Central High School and graduated third in my class, president of my class, and an active member of the NHS and Academic Team. My favorite president is Abe Lincoln and I have a golden retriever named Lincoln.

Favorite quotes:

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”
 - Abraham Lincoln – 1809-1865
 
"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company."
- George Washington – 1732-1799

“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”
- Benjamin Franklin -  1706-1790
 
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
- Winston Churchill – 1874-1965

“How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”
- Ronald Reagan - 1911-2004

"Love is the only force capable to transforming an enemy to a friend"
- Martin Luther King, Jr 1929 - 1968

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"
- Eleanor Roosevelt - 1884 - 1962

"A people that values its privileges above its principals soon loses both"
- Dwight Eisenhower - 1890 - 1969

"Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain"
- John F. Kennedy - 1917 - 1963

"Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again more intelligently"
- Henry Ford - 1863 - 1947

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
- Theodore Roosevelt - 1858 - 1919