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A local elementary school holds "Special Person's Day" today


Quincy, IL (WGEM)-- Berrian Elementary in Quincy had a lot of guests today at their annual "Special Person's Day".

Students invited someone special in their lives to class to show off their leadership skills. But sometimes there can be conflicts with schedules and the guests can't make it.

So this year Berrian teamed up with the Quincy Senior High to bring in Blue Devil football players to hang out with the kids.

"Could help us mentor some of the kids that maybe didn't have someone come or someone was busy and couldn't come for them and they have the opportunity to come and show off their leadership as high schoolers," said Lindsay Struck, a first grade teacher at Berrian.

One football player said he enjoyed doing things like this because it's always good for kids to have someone to look up to. And to learn leadership goals from.

"Being on time, doing the first thing you were told just once...don't have to tell you twice. Just really be on time and show respect and courtesy," said Ethan Rockhold.

The student and their guest were able to go to the book fair together, play on the play ground, and take part in activity time in the gym.

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