Houston Texans receiver Cecil Shorts surprised teacher Elise Cooper at Meadow Wood Elementary with a big “Star in the Classroom” award earlier today. Second-grader Luke Szilagyi and family members wrote the winning nomination.
Houston Texans wide receiver Cecil Shorts surprised Meadow Wood Elementary teacher Elise Cooper earlier today by choosing her student-submitted nomination for public honor and reward as a “Star in the Classroom.”
The Stars in the Classroom recognition program is supported by both the Texans and First Community Credit Union. As a winning educator, Ms. Cooper earns an autographed Brian Cushing jersey, two Texans home game tickets, plus donation of $500 to Spring Branch ISD and her campus.
Wide receiver Shorts visited with second-graders after surprising Ms. Cooper. He autographed for her entire class and family, and posed for dozens of photos during his visit to the elementary school on Memorial Drive.
Second-grader Luke Szilagyi and his family submitted the winning entry. It states the following:
“Ms. Cooper has passion for what she does! She is known for being an incredible teacher, but mostly for her caring heart. Her heart is bigger than Texas! She is the type of teacher you hope your child has at least once in a lifetime. We are blessed that my son and our family have the pleasure of knowing her.”
In addition to meeting Cecil Shorts and taking photographs with him, Luke went home with a football autographed by the Houston Texans. Talk about starting the new school year on a bright note!