WOW!! Early Christmas Present!

@GardenGerty (101688)
United States
December 21, 2016 7:04am CST
The principal at our school just won an early Christmas present for his family. With his basketball skills he won $5000. He deserves it, as educators do not make a lot of money and even his wife does a lot of volunteering with the school. He was at a basketball game at Emporia State University and was selected for a challenge to shoot some hoops. In thirty seconds he made a layup, a three pointer, a half court shot and a free throw. My husband watched the video and said it was even more impressive because he had to retrieve all the balls himself. Did I mention that he is a really good and involved principal? He helps settle things down when our kiddos in our "structured classroom" may be have a bad day or a bad behavior, giving stern words when called for, and hugs when needed. It could not have happened for a nicer person. I included a link to the KWCH video.
Justin Wasmuth, a principal at Marion Elementary School hit a layup, free throw, three-pointer and half court shot in 30 seconds to win $5000 in the Modern Air Heat It Up Challenge at halftime of the Lady Hornets 85-51 win over Lindenwood.
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@Platespinner (17045)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
21 Dec 16
Stories like that make me smile! Thanks for sharing it!
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
22 Dec 16
It is a great thing, and smiles are very valuable.
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• United States
21 Dec 16
What did he win?
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
22 Dec 16
Oh, darn, did I leave that out? He won $5000.
@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
22 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill thanks for the heads up, I edited.
• United States
22 Dec 16
@GardenGerty Wow - good for him!!!!
@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
21 Dec 16
Wow that was very impressive! Good for me! Nice to see good things happen for good people!!
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
21 Dec 16
It is good to see someone win that you know personally and you know is a good person.
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• Boone, North Carolina
21 Dec 16
@GardenGerty Agreed! It's good to cheer on strangers as we cross paths - yet to cheer on someone you know & admire as they are recognized for their worth to the community - that's special. Hang on to these memories and support him in his position :)
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21 Dec 16
He really deserves that? Do you deserve something more on christmus?
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
22 Dec 16
I think he does deserve it. He demonstrated the skills called for and works hard. I feel like in the building we have been given lots of recognition as well.
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22 Dec 16
@GardenGerty That's so nice
@marsha32 (6691)
• United States
25 Dec 16
You can tell that I don't watch the news because I wasn't aware of this! How cool though.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
27 Dec 16
Someone at school told me about it and then it was in my yahoo news.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25836)
• United States
22 Dec 16
Good for him.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
22 Dec 16
Yes, he is such a nice guy and has a large family. I am sure that it will be put to good use.
@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Dec 16
Wow! That is quite a gift. And, sounds like not a nicer guy for it to happen to. Was it planned? I think teachers and principals and all school workers need to make more.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
22 Dec 16
No, I do not think it was planned. I believe it was a big game for his Alma Mater and he went and he happened to be chosen. This is a yearly event though. Yes, educators hold so much of the future and they should be well paid.
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@fishtiger58 (30320)
• Momence, Illinois
22 Dec 16
wow totally awesome
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
22 Dec 16
The school certainly enjoyed hearing this. He is a hero in the building.
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@PatZAnthony (12871)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
22 Dec 16
It is nice when someone who deserves to win actually wins!
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
22 Dec 16
Yes, and you know it was not a set up.
@Corbin5 (113057)
• United States
21 Dec 16
So good to hear that a wonderful person received an early Christmas gift!!! A well-deserved gift it was!
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
22 Dec 16
I do think it was well deserved and the recognition is good along with the prize.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
21 Dec 16
oh nice amount he won too!
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
22 Dec 16
And it was a good time of year to receive it.
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Dec 16
I love hearing gfood news luike thgat anad to a r eally deserving person like your principal thats wonderful
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
22 Dec 16
I am glad to share some happy news. It is good any time of year.
• United States
21 Dec 16
@GardenGerty That's Awesome! Loved the video. Had to cut and past to see it but was well worth it. Here is the video for those who couldn't get it.
Justin Wasmuth, a principal at Marion Elementary School hit a layup, free throw, three-pointer and half court shot in 30 seconds to win $5000 in the Modern Air Heat It Up Challenge at halftime of the Lady Hornets 85-51 win over Lindenwood.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
22 Dec 16
Hey@Berniezeitler thanks for that. I do not know why it did not work when I pasted it in. I felt like it was a different kind of post and might be interesting to share.
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