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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Something to be proud of...

Teenagers can make a difference... In addition to collecting money, clothing, and a truck full of supplies for the Katrina Relief Effort the high school students at my school are doing some really outstanding things...

This was sent across email at my school on Wednesday from a teacher to the football coaches and then out to the entire faculty...

"Please pass this on to your coaches for me- In first period I got my first student who is a refugee from New Orleans- I want you to know that it was two of your ( our) football players that took him under their wing to escort him to his second and third period classes- Mao L. approached the new student- ( a very small frame young man) and extended his hand and they shook hands and Mao said "Welcome- we will take care of you don't worry! Mao then said-"I have keyboard with you next period- come with me". Demarcus C. came over and did the same- he said " we have math class together third period- I will come and get you from your second period class and take you to our math class so you won't get lost".Then the bell rang and both Mao and Demarcus walked out with this young man, half their size, and walked down the hall with him in between them telling him "you are at the best school ever- Don't worry we will take care of you!"Tears rolled down my face I was so proud."

By Friday the story had traveled this far...

THS IN THE NEWS
Laura Bush was interviewed on CNN today. She relayed the story of a high school in Texas which had relief students enrolled and two of the football players welcomed a young man and offered to walk him to his classes. So our story has traveled far. THS is a great family.

Just wanted to share with you... When given the opportunity high school students can be just AMAZING... This story helps me remember why I work with high school kids...

Please help in any way you can.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Z said...

that is just awesome. it's so nice to hear of the good things our kids do instead of only the bad things. please, tell those students they are awesome and many many people are proud of them

9:44 AM  
Blogger Em said...

Students can surprise you and it is so wonderful when they do. Thanks for the met information. I shoudl start it in the next few weeks.

4:41 AM  
Blogger elle said...

That is so nice - something to feel hopeful & proud about. Thanks for sharing it.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

That's a great story:)

6:52 PM  
Blogger Lesley said...

and that's why my hubby enjoys working with the senior studens so much. He loves being a Teacher. Apart from it being hard yakka at times he is rewarded with some very kind and caring students in times of need. Of course there are times that the Students act worse than any 3 year old having a tantrum.. Hope your weekend was great.
Hugs and have a nice school week.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Chas said...

Thanks for sharing the story Jamie. It is nice to hear something good and encouraging for a change.

Take care!

4:51 AM  
Blogger April said...

It's so nice to hear good news in such a time of despair. Thanks for passing the story along.

11:44 AM  

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