Teen Finds Out She's Valedictorian While Working at Drive-Thru Amid School Closures Due to Coronavirus
In a heartwarming video, school administrator Michelle Floering breaks the happy news while outside a drive-thru windowMichelle Floering (left) and Kaitlyn Watson (right) Facebook coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, a Michigan teen has learned that she’s her graduating class’ valedictorian when her school’s secondary principal showed up at her fast food workplace to let her know the exciting news. In a heartwarming video circulating on social media, Michelle Floering — an educator at Grand Traverse Academy in Traverse City, Michigan — surprises high school senior Kaitlyn Watson by visiting the drive-thru window where she works. As many restaurants are still open for takeout amid the ongoing pandemic, Floering use the unique opportunity to share the huge announcement. The educator shares in the clip, “Hey, so I’m at Culver’s where Kaitlyn Watson is working and I’m about to tell her a huge announcement.” After receiving her order from another employee, Floering then asks to see Watson at the drive-thru window to deliver the news. “Hi Kaitlyn. So, I got you on camera because I want to announce something to you today,” she tells Watson. “You are GTA’s 2020 class valedictorian!” “I am? Oh my gosh!” the student responds, jumping for joy. “Thank you so much!” “You’re welcome. And I know we have to stay six feet away so I can’t give you a hug, but congratulations,” Floering says. “Well deserved.” Watson’s coworker can also be heard congratulating her in the background. The sweet video was first shared by Watson’s school on Facebook with the caption: “An extended school break and social distancing did not stop Michelle Floering, Secondary principal, from finding a way to give one of our seniors some exciting news! Congratulations, Kaitlyn!” Floering also from her personal account, “Something to celebrate!! 😁” RELATED VIDEO: Thousands of Americans Are Finding Creative Ways to Spread Kindness During Coronavirus Fear Educators across the country have been finding creative ways to interact with their students amid school closures . For example, a North Carolina kindergarten teacher has been reading books to her pupils over video as bedtime stories. “I knew it was really important for kids to still hear me and see me and for me to let them know that things will be okay,” teacher Amy Brantley of Kensington Elementary School Read more: People
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