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Ellen Degeneres Show Sponsors Trip to L.A. for South Greenville Class
GREENVILLE - The Ellen Degeneres Show has continued to show interest in and support for South Greenville Elementary School teacher Michael Bonner and his 2nd grade class. Ellen recently flew the entire class oto Los Angeles to appear on the show and to produce their own "Read It" music video with celebrities from the music and entertainment industry. The students, Mr. Bonner, principal Mrs. Lakeesha Lynch, and several South Greenville Elementary staff members departed for Los Angeles on Monday, February 13 and returned on Friday, February 17. Ellen provided airfare and lodging for the students and chaperoning staff members. Additionally, Wal-Mart provided the school an additional $20,000 towards the GoFund me page supporting the school that Ellen help start.
See below for video from the show segment and the "Read It" video:
Some of the incredible activities the students participated in included spending the day at Universal Studios Hollywood. Mr. Bonner and the SGE staff members shared videos, photos and blogs about their adventure at: https://www.bonnervillesge.com/
South Greenville Elementary School 2nd grade teacher Michael Bonner was a guest on the nationally syndicated Ellen Degeneres Show in January 2017. Mr. Bonner first drew the attention of Ellen and her staff when a video he and his students made, in which Mr. Bonner uses dance and lyrics to help students learn, went viral.
Below is Mr. Bonner and his students' video segment from the show. Those interested in contributing to the GoFundMe that Ellen has set up for the school can visit: https://www.gofundme.com/Greenville.