Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Thursday 05 August |
The Commemoration of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
home iconInspiring Stories
line break icon

Harvard student invites her 6th grade teacher to her graduation ceremony (Video)

HARVARD,GRADUATION

New Day Video via Facebook | Fair Use

Sophia Swinford - published on 11/07/18

She says Mrs. Toensing was the best teacher she has ever had.

When Christen Gilmer was in sixth grade, her teacher, Judith Toensing, wrote a special note on her outstanding report card, “Invite me to your Harvard graduation!” Now, Gilmer is graduating from Harvard with a doctorate in public health, and she’s invited her teacher to the ceremony.

The student surprised Toensing at her school with a bouquet of flowers and an invitation to the ceremony. “The best teacher I’ve ever had — hands down,” she told the class. “Give her a round of applause.”

You can watch the full video below.


READING LETTER

Read more:
After 11-year-old autistic boy fails state tests, teachers’s letter leaves mom in tears

Tags:
Education
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
Saint Mary of the Angels
Bret Thoman, OFS
All your sins will be forgiven if you go to a Franciscan church o...
2
Philip Kosloski
Most priests can’t absolve these sins
3
Ignacio María Doñoro
Francisco Veneto
The military chaplain who pretended to be a criminal to rescue a ...
4
CARLO ACUTIS
Violeta Tejera
Carlo Acutis’ first stained glass window in jeans and sneak...
5
Zelda Caldwell
World-record winning gymnast Simone Biles leans on her Catholic f...
6
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
Cerith Gardiner
Nightbirde’s beautiful message as she drops out of TV show
7
Gianmarco Tamberi AND Mutaz Essa Barshim
Cerith Gardiner
This Olympic event captures the true meaning of the Games
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.