A 10th grader at Choctaw High School rang the bell this morning to open the New York Stock Exchange as part of the “Ring the Bell” national competition for excellence in math.
Reign Glover won the honor of ringing the bell after a former teacher nominated her for her “compelling drive to succeed against the odds and her inner strength.”
Glover moved to Oklahoma a year and a half ago after one of her parents died, but the teen has remained academically successful despite having to help raiser her five younger siblings in a single-parent home, according to a media release from the non-profit Get Schooled.
The Get Schooled Foundation flew Glover to New York for the opening ceremony today and also provided her with a chance to meet actor Hank Azaria, a backstage tour of the New York Stock Exchange, a Dell laptop and other prizes.
Glover returns to Oklahoma tomorrow.
Viacom and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation developed the Get Schooled Foundation to encourage math and science achievements in education.