18 Years Later – Wyoming Teacher Makes Good on His Disneyland Promise

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 13th, 2017 Last Updated on: January 13th, 2017

I thought this was a great story even before I clicked on the link. Then I saw the name and thought, wow that guy sounds familiar! Sure enough, George Abeyta, Wyoming school teacher, is also a fancy dancer and pow wow coordinator for Eastern Shoshone Days.

Mr. Abeyta has been a teacher for over 20 years now, and back in 1999, he wanted to try a creative way to get more kids to graduate. During that year's 8th grade graduation ceremony at Fort Washakie, he promised 35 students an all expenses paid trip to Disneyland. But under one condition, that they graduate from a 4 year college.

Read a little bit more about the story from George Abeyta's Facebook post:

CNN's Headline News had a great little clip on their website about the story too!

Wow, you guys are both an inspiration to all of us. Keep on studying kids! Hard work and determination does indeed pay off!

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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