CLARK—St. Agnes School in Clark is still buzzing from the most watched Super Bowl in television history. Watching the school’s favorite player Michael Strahan, number 92, has kept the thunderous cheering to an all-time high.
Giants’ player Michael Strahan made lifetime memories for everyone at St. Agnes when he spent an entire morning with the students and staff on Nov. 13, after 8th grader Michael Villegas entered a drawing and won the “Take a Player to School” contest sponsored by the NFL and J.C. Penney’s.
The entire school was decorated in red and blue Giants paraphernalia waiting for the arrival of Strahan. Students and faculty crammed the front sidewalk and cheered madly. Strahan emerged from the limousine, with the Villegas family, to a roaring ovation.
Strahan answered questions in the eighth grade classroom for the smitten students and spoke about exercise, the importance of education, and “stepping away from the TV”. He thrilled the kids when they caught passes from him, gave them hugs, had their photos taken with him, and were able to hear real life Strahan stories. His ever-present smile made everyone feel like a star.
Villegas was more than delighted to share his prized 6 foot 5 inches, 255 pound show-and-tell guest, and as the students from St. Agnes learned, Strahan is a great role model and everyone’s favorite member of the Giants for many years to come.
The eighth grade students at St. Agnes School take great pleasure having their class photo taken with NY Giant player, Michael Strahan.