Ask and You Shall Receive a Wide Receiver


We had a special visitor last week thanks to one of our first grade students, Nevaeh Torma. As part of a class project, Nevaeh wrote a letter to Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. Her teacher, Drew Gernand, Tweeted Nevaeh’s letter and Cordarrelle saw that Tweet and responded by visiting Nevaeh, having lunch with her, and spending time with she and her classmates. I had the opportunity to meet Cordarrelle, watch him interact with the students, and answer their questions. Wow, what a classy guy. You can read in the media stories his impetus for doing this and why this was important to him. I now have a new favorite Vikings player, #84 Cordarrelle Patterson!

I am attaching the links to the story that appeared in the local media.

This is a link to our district’s website:

This link is to our local CBS affiliate:

This is a link to the StarTribune newspaper:

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