For three years, Joshua Murray has been teaching at Agua Fria High School in Avondale, Arizona, the same school from which he graduated. This past year, the 25-year-old college prep teacher formed a special bond with one of his classes in particular.
Joshua wholeheartedly believes in his students. However, he knows that going to college isn’t an option for many of them, whether the reasons are financial or otherwise.
“None of my family has ever went to college, so I’d probably be another one who wouldn’t go to college,” one student named Gustavo Cervantes told FOX 10 Phoenix.
Joshua recently decided to do whatever it took to see his beloved students live up to their fullest potential after high school. So, he came up with an outlandish dare he hoped would provide them with the motivation they needed to realize that college was indeed achievable.
“If you guys can all get at least $5,000 in scholarships apiece, I will get your names tattooed on my body,” he told all 28 students. Now that’s dedication.
Needless to say, the kids were both shocked and intrigued by the unconventional tattoo challenge. Over the course of the year, something incredible began to take place.
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