MHA visit from Diggy & GET SCHOOLeD 5/8/2014

posted May 9, 2014, 1:15 PM by mohammed islam   [ updated May 10, 2014, 7:21 AM ]
On May 8, 2014 singer Diggy surprised Murray Hill Academy student Alexandra at school.  Alexandra had written a essay about how MHA has changed her views about school.  

Diggy Simmons & Get Schooled Surprise 10th Grader Scholar In Class 

Budding Hip-Hop star Diggy Simmons is barely removed from high school himself, but he is still not above recognizing the academic achievements of students who deserved it.

Which is why the "My Girl" rapper partnered up with Get Schooled, a nonprofit organization who dedicates their time into helping teens get over the hump and graduate high school unscathed. Tenth grader Alexandra C. was unaware that her submission to the Times Square Yearbook was about to be answered when she was writing lyrics during her Language Arts class yesterday, May 8. Suddenly a camera crew and Diggy burst into the room, much to the surprise of the young scholar.

Alexandra recapped her viewpoint of the event on her Twitter saying, "So.. I was sitting in class making a rap for when we graduate in 2 years... And my teacher's all like 'You have to do it for the principal!' And I turn back around.. And see Diggy Simmons walking through the door... I seemed to be the only really hype one... Cause I was the only one that screamed.. So he comes all up like asking who's Alexandra.. So I'm sitting there shocked and stuff.. And only had the ability to point to myself.."

There's nothing wrong with being overcome with joy when you come face-to-face with one of your heroes. At the rate Ms. Christopher is going, she too will make someone happy to meet her.

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Get Schooled is a national non-profit founded on the belief that students themselves have the power to improve their future if given the right information and motivation. We leverage the key influences in teens’ lives to directly engage them on their path through high school and into college. 
To do this, Get Schooled uses the messengers (celebrities, powerful peers, pop culture events) and the means (mobile/SMS, social, web) that youth turn to; and we meet the students where they are (online, curious, etc) to deliver the information they need to be successful in their educational pursuits.