Lisa Beamer gets a royalty check everytime they play the school fightsong
FEDERAL WAY — For the students at the new high school opening next year, it should be easy to choose a slogan to boost school spirit: “Are you guys ready? Let’s roll!”
That’s because the school will be named for the man who made that phrase famous: Todd Beamer, the passenger on a plane hijacked Sept. 11, 2001, who is credited with helping to lead an assault on the terrorists aiming the jet at Washington, D.C. The plane, United Airlines Flight 93, instead crashed into a field in Pennsylvania, killing all aboard
I love this:
For Justin Drayer, a Kilo Junior High student who lives in the Beamer High attendance zone, the name choice is a good one.
“He was, like, all heroic and stuff,” Justin said yesterday. “If he wasn’t there, the plane would have crashed into the White House. It was pretty amazing.”
Justin voted for Beamer in a non-binding poll of the 1,600 students bound for the new school.
So did Olga Kondratyev, a Kilo eighth-grader.
“He, like, fought for our country, and he deserves it,” Olga said.
So lets, like, roll, or, you know, whatever…
(thanks to alert reader sbk for this one)