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Dayton Elementary School students give teacher the gift of color

Two students from Dayton Elementary School worked together to give their teacher a special gift.

Posted: Dec 18, 2017 6:35 PM

DAYTON, Ind. (WLFI) — Two students from Dayton Elementary School worked together to give their teacher a special gift. 

Nori Patterson and Claire De Lon are both students in Beau Scott's higher learning class. They said the most important thing they've learned from him is to care for others and they wanted to find a way to care for him.

Scott has been color blind his entire life. The girls sold paper mice with candy cane tails and sent letters home with classmates.

Eventually, with the help of other students, they raised enough money to buy glasses that give Scott the ability to see color.

Scott said this gesture lets him know his students have picked up on what he's been trying to teach them.

"Maybe I don't say it all the time, but they truly make teaching worthwhile, you know, they make coming here every single day to Dayton Elementary School amazing," said Scott. 

The students made a big impact on his life, but he's done the same for them. 


"I thought that it would be a good Christmas present because he's done so much for us," said De Lon. 

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