As you can imagine, Pate was ecstatic, but he wasn’t the only one impressed - Wayne Township Superintendent Jeff Butts also shared his excitement for the class over Twitter, thanking Bryant for the lesson in the power of social media.
Wayne Township Schools also released a statement about the challenge, saying students will still be required to have a “final assessment,” Mr. Belser will just have to get a bit more creative.
“We are excited that our students and staff are learning a great lesson in the power of social media with the response to Ben Davis High School student William Pate’s tweet by Kobe Bryant. Because Ben Davis High School requires all teachers to give a final assessment, Mr. Belser is developing a creative way to assess his students’ knowledge of the material they have learned this year.”
Bryant retired last year after 20 years with the Los Angles Lakers.