Teacher’s love seen in 87 graduation gifts

May 19, 2016 by

CINCINNATI — In case you forget: You matter — a lot.

And you’re annoying, sometimes, but for the most part, you’re amazing.

“So go be great,” teacher Sinita Scott tells her seniors, who are crowded in the cafetorium on their last day of school.

Scott teaches English at Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School in Cincinnati, and this year, she’s giving her seniors an unusual sendoff: a personal gift and letter for each.

Eighty-seven students. Eighty-seven letters. Eighty-seven gifts.

One girl is known for lugging around huge, encyclopedia-size books. Sometimes, she lugs an actual encyclopedia. Scott got her a T-shirt that says, “I like big books and I cannot lie.”

An aspiring hairdresser got a smock: “Don’t make me cut you.”

A student known for getting worked up got a collection of stress balls to take to college. A quiet boy got a journal.

“You have a whole lot to say,” Scott said, “You just don’t say it.”

This is Scott’s fourth year at Taft, and she taught most of these seniors twice and some of them three times. The 31-year-old from Evanston knew she wanted to do something for their graduation, and the more she thought about it, the bigger the idea grew.

Source: US and National News – USATODAY.com

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