Ellen DeGeneres is talking about how inspired she is by Whitney Achievement Elementary School in Frayser. In fact, she even made a live video call with an entire assembly of students and teachers there. This comes after teachers made headlines because of a photo that went viral. The teachers volunteer to walk the long distances many students have to cover to get home each day after school. Ellen donated rain boots, jackets, coats and much more to help the students and teachers as they make those trips. She also gave them a $25,000 gift to Shutterfly. Of course, you can watch the whole segment in the video embedded below.
Big Surprise For Whitney Achievement Elementary… by ladygrinningsoul-rcz
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We just want to say congratulations and way to go students, teachers, and leaders in Frayser at Whitney Elementary showing the world what we’re doing in Memphis. Keep up the good work!
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