Senior pranks may leave some high school officials in tears, but this principal became misty-eyed for an unexpected reason.
Emily Jones, a student at North High School in Wichita, KS, is very fond of Principal Sherman Padgett, and wanted to show him just how well-liked he is. So her mother suggested that she collect notes from other seniors that tell Padgett what they think of him. But merely handing over nice notes isn't as fun nor as senior prank-esque as what Jones decided to do.
During an assembly, Jones called to the principal, "Hey, Padgett. Hold this bucket," and handed over a ratty pail without any further explanation. Apprehensive, Padgett didn't initially do as requested. Some extra coa did the trick, and Padgett stood outside his office door, bucket in hand, in between class periods.
Soon, students started filling the buckets with notes. What they said had Padgett admitting, "This is better than a paycheck."
"You've made my first year experience in America one that I will always fondly remember," one note said.
Another: "Thank you for making high school the best years of my life."
And another: "You helped me get through an eating disorder and helped me get into therapy. "
"Padgett's an awesome principal," Jones explained, not seeming surprised by the outpouring of love through the notes.
It sounds like more schools could benefit from Padgetts...and thoughtful students like Jones.