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Teacher reveals generous offer from student asking to give test points to classmate with lowest score
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Winston Lee

Teacher reveals generous offer from student asking to give test points to classmate with lowest score

Winston Lee had never seen such an offer in his 12 years of teaching

A lot of kids go out of their way to make sure they get all the credit they can in school, but one generous student from Kentucky was prepared to give their test points away to someone who needed them more.

The kind offer was shared by teacher Winston Lee, who teaches history at Letcher County Central High School in Whitesburg, Kentucky.

Lee had set his 11th grade students a test on WWII, but the day before the test he offered students the chance to gain five bonus points by participating in an exam review game.

Lee gave his students the opportunity to earn bonus points.

One of the students who took this opportunity was one of Lee's 'straight A+' students, and when marking their paper the teacher spotted a note about the bonus points written at the bottom.

Knowing they'd achieved the five points on the game, and probably with the knowledge that they'd score quite highly on the test, the student revealed that they weren't interested in keeping the points for themselves.

Explaining the situation in a post on Facebook, Lee wrote: "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."

The note to Lee, written on the bottom of the student's test, read: "If you could, can you give my bonus points to whoever scores the lowest?"

The student wrote the note to his teacher on the test.
Facebook/Winston Lee

Speaking to Good Morning America, the teacher said it was the first time in his 12 years of teaching that he'd ever come across such an unusual request from a student.

"I was pleasantly surprised," he said. "He is the type of kid that would often show compassion in the classroom."

Lee revealed that the straight A+ student who gave away his points had received a grade of 94 percent on the test, and the five bonus points would have taken him to an impressive 99 percent.

However, the teacher decided to oblige with the request they'd written to him, explaining that the points were transferred to another classmate and allowed her to achieve a passing grade.

"She was really thankful so it turned out great," Lee said. "She does not know who gave her the points."

Facebook users were left delighted by Lee's post after he shared it online, and while some argued Lee shouldn't have transferred the points, the teacher noted that we don't know what the recipient of the points had been going through at the time.

"Not all are great test takers or in a comfortable situation at home that allows them to focus on studying," he said. "I feel really great that it helped this student from 58 points to passing. We don't know what her situation may have been."

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