Some kids bring artwork or vacation mementos to school for show-and-tell, but Kylee Bennett’s offering topped them all.
The Mason Intermediate fifth-grader brought Cincinnati Bengals’ AJ Green to class Thursday.
Kylee was the big winner of the Verizon Wireless “Show ‘N Tell with the NFL” sweepstakes.
Her prize? A limo ride with the wide receiver before showing him off to her classmates.
Green spoke to Kylee’s class and then again before an all-school assembly. He emphasized the importance of eating healthy, physical activity and fielded pre-submitted questions ranging from his favorite gaming system (PS3) to his local chili preference (he has yet to try either Gold Star or Skyline Chili).
One of Kylee’s classmates did some research, discovered Green to be a good juggler and brought juggling balls. Green didn’t disappoint, proving himself as capable of balancing balls in the air as he does on the gridiron.
“He was very down to earth, humble, and openly admitted to the kids that all in all he is a very shy person,” said MI Assistant Principal BJ Smallwood. “He shared with the kids that he felt being in the NFL was a stepping stone in life and that at some point he would like to use his business degree.”
Green received a standing ovation from the kids and was sent off to chants of, what else, “Who-dey!”
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