March 9th, 2020

Student Donates Bonus Points and Gives Hope

A random act of kindness by a student recently made a teacher’s day – and ours as well.

Winston Lee, a history teacher at Letcher Co Central HS in Whitesburg, KY, posted this photo on Facebook of one of our GradeCam forms:

The caption reads:


Have to shout this out. Had honestly never seen this…

One of my guys, a straight A+ guy, offers up his 5 bonus points to someone in need. Anyone. Totally offering up what is rightfully his, his earning, to any peer that may have been struggling especially hard the day of the test.

He didn’t care if he considered them a friend, didn’t care if they were cool, didn’t matter to him what situation had caused them to score lower, he just wanted to help, be kind, commit a loving act.

This note gave me so much hope. Let us all be a little more like this young man!!


Shortly after posting on Facebook, this simple random act of kindness by a student quickly went viral with thousands of shares and comments. Local news stations covered the story and by the end of the week, it was all over the Internet.

Teaching can feel like an endurance race filled with long days and even longer nights of grading. However, it’s moments like these that make it all worthwhile. It’s moments like these that can give you hope and fill your tank to wake up the next morning and continue on.

You are making a difference, teachers. You are helping to shape the next generation that will run our world. Be encouraged by the fact that there are students like these with generous hearts and attitudes.

Thank you for all you do and our wish is that this post brings you a hope-filled heart and inspiration to make a difference for your students tomorrow – and every day after that.



The GradeCam Team