Saturday, March 28, 2009

Making it all worthwhile

On Monday morning, before classes even started, Markus, a senior, came into my room and gave me an envelope with my name on it.

"What's this?" I said, as I began to open it.

"You'll see," he said.

A little white dog running like crazy was on the front of the card. Inside, it said "help is on the way!" Under it, he has written: "The Army to the rescue! I just received a call from a staff sergeant Haan from the University of Dubuque ROTC unit. They are offering me a full scholarship. I want to thank you, because I never could have achieved this without you or AVID Thank you for Everything, Markus"

Awwww!! I gave him a big hug. "It was just like you said," he said. "The college has scholarships to give themselves."

The next day, his mother saw me and said that the night he got the call, he insisted that his mother go out and buy him a card for me! :-)


  1. Very cool. That's what you will miss... Kathy

  2. Oh, that is very sweet! I'm glad he got a good scholarship. Dubuque offers DoDDS kids good money.


  3. Great kid! (Well, most of the time!)

    Nice story - thanks for sharing!


  4. heartwarming and your title says it all Joan

  5. How wonderful! Please tell Markus I am so proud of him. And he is and the Avid Program made it happen! Bay

  6. This is almost better than a paycheck. Oh Maryellen, this indeed is priceless.

    You go girl..... get these kids into college!

  7. And that my dear is what you will miss about teaching. .....


  8. Very neat! How you will miss teaching! M.C.

  9. Kudos!

    He is on his way:-)

    Mary Beth

  10. Another success story for your storied program. Your shoes will be hard to fill next year.
    Congratulations to Markus for his hard work and accomplishments. Steve