Every Wednesday Pflugerville ISD has college t-shirt day. Students at campuses across the district are encouraged to wear a t-shirt from a university or college to promote higher education. At Copperfield Elementary one teacher made sure every child has a shirt to wear
9-year-old Santina Cuartas recently learned about Dartmouth, and is already interested in attending, "In order to have a better job and life, it's important to go to college. It only accepts terrific grades and I think I can do it because I've got straight a's. They said it was expensive, I guess scholarships right.," she says.
Students walked up to the stage in the cafeteria for group photos in the shirts from the more than twenty campuses. Ronaldo Jaimes wore one from UT Rio Grande Valley. This 8-year-old already knows what's in his future, "When I go to college I want to study a lot of science and I also want to know how to make a cure for cancer," he said.
First grader Jacob Hunt is wearing a shirt from Notre Dame, the university he wants to attend for more than just it's academics, "I want to go to Notre Dame because I like the snow, and I want to be a paleologist," he said.
10-year-old Jaelyn Aburto wants to stay closer to home, and go to Texas State. This fifth grader wants to become a teacher, just like the one who made sure every student has a college t-shirt, "If it wasn't for Ms. Olivarez we wouldn't have these t-shirts. She's always told her students to dream big and never let nobody tell you can't go to college," she said.
Living this motto while styling in their college shirts is what makes the students of Copperfield cool at school.