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Tennessee chancellor surprises local students with acceptance offers


Several students at Knoxville West received acceptance letters from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Chancellor Donde Plowman. Vols cheerleaders and mascot Smokey joined the celebration.


Transcript:

[upbeat music]

[Chancellor speaking] I’m told that you applied for admission. This box contains your acceptance letter. We want you to become a Vol, which means you’ll be a Vol for Life, okay?

The University of Tennessee Knoxville is a fantastic campus, and we want you. And we couldn’t be more excited.

[applause]

Okay, I’m looking for Lewis. Is that you?

This is your acceptance letter. We want you to come be a Vol. All these people came here today to let you know how special you are. So I hope to see you in the fall.

And look who we brought.

If that doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what would.

– I hope we surprised you. – Yes! – (laughter)

Okay, I guess we’d better let them go back to school, right? They’ve got work to do.

[music fades out]