Wiz Khalifa surprised students at Taylor Allderdice High School yesterday (September 15), appearing at an assembly to honor Pittsburgh Promise students, according to WTAE.
The rapper brought 1,700 backpacks for students who are in the Pittsburgh Promise program, which provides students with high GPAs and more than 90 percent attendance an opportunity to win college scholarships.
'I just wanted to tell them to be themselves,” Wiz Khalifa says. 'Let them know that they're doing the right thing with their lives right now, going to school and dreaming big and just trying to figure it all out.”
The rapper graduated from the Pennsylvania school and his appearance there was celebrated by the school’s faculty and students.
'It's huge,' Principal Melissa Freiz says. 'It means he hasn't forgotten where he came from, and so for us to be able to share this moment with our students, it's a really big deal.”
Adds senior Ronald Brown, who rapped in front of Khalifa and the rest of the assembly: It was 'one of the best moments of my life. I love that he came back, showed the support for the Promise-ready kids, make us want to do better in school, you know, get those grades, be something.”