April 20th, 2013
05:53 PM ET

Students create marathon finish line for principal

(CNN) - Pam Mathers was a half-mile away from the Boston Marathon finish line when bombs exploded Monday. The Michigan resident wasn't injured, but she didn't finish the race. Students back at Hamilton Elementary School in Troy, Michigan, where Mathers is principal, didn't want her months of training to end without celebration. They created a symbolic finish line so they could cheer her on, CNN affiliate WDIV reported.

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  1. Marissa

    That is so sweet of the students to do that for their principal! It shows how much these students appreciate their principal and teachers.

    May 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm |
  2. Sammy091

    That's awsome they r cool :P

    April 25, 2013 at 12:53 pm |
  3. kelly

    That's so wonderful of those students to be thinking so highly of their educaters!

    April 24, 2013 at 10:49 pm |
  4. curtissmith003

    Hello:

    This is a great story! I think that this shows the true strength and nature of Americans. We will persevere.

    Curtis
    http://www.thewildsmithberrys.com

    April 22, 2013 at 12:05 am |
  5. pacutler2013

    This is great! In moments like these you understand why teaching is such a great profession. Teachers give so much to their students, but get so much in return!

    April 21, 2013 at 11:05 pm |