A simple writing assignment turns into a surprise for one Jefferson County classroom.
Last November, second graders at Talbott Elementary School wrote stories about what they were thankful for. They were published in the local newspaper.
Seth Runyon started his letter by saying he's thankful for electricity. That letter caught the attention of leaders at Appalachian Electric Cooperative, so they wrote Seth a response, and surprised him with a special presentation Thursday.
"When we saw that it was electricity, obviously it just resonated with who we are and what we do. So we just wanted to acknowledge that and reward Seth for thinking about that. Because you wouldn't expect a second grader to normally think about electricity as something to be thankful for. So there was something special there and we wanted to acknowledge that," said Greg Williams, General Manager of Appalachian Electric Co-op.
Appalachian Electric gave Seth a framed copy of the letter and rewarded the whole class with an ice cream party.