Well, recently an elementary school in Alamonte Springs, Florida held a special school spirit day for students to celebrate their favorite college. Yeah, college. Can't say that I cared much about any college whatsoever at that age, but evidently, kids are into that sort of thing now.
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He was so excited, in fact, he not only wore an orange tee shirt, but he designed his very own UT logo with pen and paper and attached it to his shirt, too. His teacher, Laura Snyder, was impressed with his enthusiasm and willingness to go the extra mile, and said he was over-the-top excited about... and proud of... his shirt.
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Some girls there made so much fun of him and the hand-made sign on his shirt, he returned to his classroom in tears, totally crushed.
His teacher wrote about the incident on Facebook and said she planned to buy him a University of Tennessee tee shirt to cheer him up. I guess you could say her post kinda went viral. Lots of UT fans saw it... and then folks at the university itself. This school, which now may be MY favorite college, then sent the boy a huge box of all things UT, enough swag for him to enjoy personally and to share with his classmates, as well. Can you just imagine how that made that little guy feel?
But the school wasn't done.
That's RIGHT! The school turned his shirt into an official UT shirt. How do ya think THAT made him feel?
But the school still wasn't done.
Proceeds from the sales of this shirt (and there's been a LOT sold!) are being donated to an organization called Stomp Out Bullying. The little boy's gotta be pretty happy about that, too, dontcha think?
But wait! The school still wasn't done.
The school recently announced that it's granting this little super fan a 4-year scholarship covering tuition and fees... IF he chooses to attend the school and IF he meets admissions requirements. HA! IF??? I dunno about you, but I think it's a pretty safe bet that this little fella will be starting college at the University of Tennessee in 2028. Who could possibly resist a school with so much heart?
Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other.
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