A high school student was called to the principal's office Thursday, but not to be reprimanded.
"This is Michael Grimm. Lauren Deschamp, your senior wish is being granted," said a voice over the Hancock High School intercom.
Deschamp said she almost hit the floor when she heard the announcement.
"I was definitely shocked," she said. "I didn't think that that would ever happen."
She said she had been called into the library to wait for the principal about 10 minutes prior.
"I thought I was in trouble and I didn't now what I did," she said.
When she got to the main office, the "America's Got Talent" winner and Hancock High alumnus was waiting with roses, an autographed picture of himself and four tickets to see his show tonight at Cricket's in Bay St. Louis.
"Aren't you glad you're not in trouble?" he said to the teary-eyed fan.
Deschamp said she was so shocked she didn't know what to say.
As a longtime fan, she said, she saw him in concert a few years ago for her birthday and would definitely be attending tonight's concert.
Grimm said he feels blessed to be able to make people happy.
"I'm always humbled that anyone wants to take a picture with this mug," he laughed.
The musician stopped by another school Thursday, and got a gym full of East Hancock Elementary students dancing and swaying to his soulful sound during an acoustic performance.
His cover of "How Sweet It Is" got the students dancing out of the stands and into the middle of the gym.
He said he knows a lot of original and cover songs, and doesn't usually plan out what he will play.
"I never know what I'm gonna play when I get up there," he said.
He said he enjoyed playing for the students and said they were probably grateful his visit got them out of class for a while.
"Every day I'm blessed, I thank God that I get to play and make money doing it and put smiles on people's faces."
Grimm will perform at Cricket's Honky Tonk at 10 p.m.; admission is $25. He will also be the grand marshal of the Pass Christian Mardi Gras parade on Sunday.