Watch the Amazing Moment When a Georgia High School Senior Tells His Teacher He Got Into His Dream School
It's always a good day when you get accepted into the college that you've had your heart set on since 7th grade. It's an even better day when you get into your dream school and can share your happiness with the teacher who helped you get there.
Such was the case for Max Pacheco, a senior at South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia, who was recently accepted to Georgia Tech in nearby Atlanta, Georgia. In a now viral video posted to Twitter, Pacheco tells his AP Spanish teacher, Dr. Gloria Green, who wrote his letter of recommendation, the good news and presents her with a bouquet of yellow flowers, the color of Georgia Tech's yellow jacket mascot, Buzz. Watch below and see how contagious her excitement is.
In an interview with Atlanta news station 11 Alive, Dr. Green reiterates just how excited she is for Pacheco. "I felt like I was hearing my own child got accepted," she told the outlet, adding, "I want to be there for my students beyond their high school years...I want them to be able to pursue their dreams and accomplish them. It's my job as a teacher to be there for my students in this way."
The warm feelings Dr.Green has for her students is mutual. "I decided to post the video, because I think it's important that students recognize the effort and work that some teachers put into their students. She just cares so much about me, and it's really special," Pacheco relayed in the same 11 Alive interview, clearly amazed by his remarkable teacher.
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This heartwarming video certainly reminds us of the power of our teachers to change lives. Congratulations Mr.Pacheco. And go jackets, go jackets, go jackets!