Gautier Elementary will be featured on Thursday's edition of NBC's 'Today' show, school officials learned today.
Gautier Elementary was chosen to be featured on 'Today's' Everyone has a Story contest.
According to the contest rules, "Today is looking for exceptional stories, with the prize being a paid trip to New York City for an original song, inspired by the winner's essay, performed by a surprise performer.
The topic is an experience that has become a part of the subject's life story. The essay has to be original, true and no more than 500 words.
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Fifth-grade teacher Cynthia Vaxter, co-advisor of the National Elementary Honor Society, learned the news Monday morning as she watched the 'Today' show, which flashed her picture on screen in making the announcement.
Maury Gusta, a fourth-grade teacher, wrote the essay the was chosen by the 'Today' show.
Read more about this story in Tuesday's Sun Herald.