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Auburn University Visits New Schmid Elementary School in Chicago

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Jay Jacobs and a few other special Auburn guests visited the school in Chicago whose students gave such an excellent presentation on Auburn University a few weeks back.

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A few weeks back, students at the "New" Schmid Elementary School in Chicago won their school's "college week" with their presentation of Auburn University and its histories, traditions, etc. You can view their complete presentation below.

Their presentation captured the hearts and minds of many within the Auburn Family. I do find it funny that they changed the fight song a bit. I've always heard the "kid friendly" version as "hit 'em high, hit 'em low, stand up and yell," but this works, too. The official site reported on the event along with numerous other news outlets in Alabama and around the nation.

The class is taught by Quinian Matthews, who married into a multi-generational Auburn family. The school - according to another blurb on the official site - is a Title I school and the overwhelming majority of its students are below the poverty line.

Just how much of an effect did their presentation have? Those young students brought Auburn University to their fellow schoolmates, and today Auburn University went to them itself. Below is the story in tweets from various people at Auburn:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">That moment when you realize you&#39;re going on a field trip to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Auburn?src=hash">#Auburn</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/TheNewSchmid">@TheNewSchmid</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WarEagle?src=hash">#WarEagle</a> <a href="http://t.co/RvvkHDaPYr">pic.twitter.com/RvvkHDaPYr</a></p>&mdash; Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) <a href="https://twitter.com/AuburnTigers/status/619223916763086848">July 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A lot of big smiles and dropped jaws at New Schmid. What a blessing to be part of something that touched some lives. <a href="http://t.co/wbSQlTdoSv">pic.twitter.com/wbSQlTdoSv</a></p>&mdash; Jay Jacobs (@jayjacobsauad) <a href="https://twitter.com/jayjacobsauad/status/619226865203593216">July 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thanks for welcoming us to Chicago <a href="https://twitter.com/TheNewSchmid">@TheNewSchmid</a>, see you on game day! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WarSchmidEagle?src=hash">#WarSchmidEagle</a> <a href="http://t.co/6qT5VO5CHj">pic.twitter.com/6qT5VO5CHj</a></p>&mdash; AuburnPix (@AuburnPix) <a href="https://twitter.com/AuburnPix/status/619229889531674626">July 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/AubietheTiger01">@AubietheTiger01</a> was a big hit not only with <a href="https://twitter.com/TheNewSchmid">@TheNewSchmid</a> scholars, but also the principal and teachers! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WarEagle?src=hash">#WarEagle</a> <a href="http://t.co/rJrR6HNHq5">pic.twitter.com/rJrR6HNHq5</a></p>&mdash; Auburn University (@AuburnU) <a href="https://twitter.com/AuburnU/status/619230731370369024">July 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">After a quick trip to Chicago with <a href="https://twitter.com/jayjacobsauad">@jayjacobsauad</a>, I am heading back to welcome <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AU19?src=hash">#AU19</a> to the AU family with <a href="https://twitter.com/AUCampWarEagle">@AUCampWarEagle</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AllInADaysWork?src=hash">#AllInADaysWork</a></p>&mdash; Aubie the Tiger (@AubietheTiger01) <a href="https://twitter.com/AubietheTiger01/status/619228238120923136">July 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Ok, talk about awesome (or AUsome). Auburn is going to bring this entire class down to Auburn to visit the campus and go to a game? That's an experience those kids will never forget and a really classy gesture by the school and Jay Jacobs.

A lot of memories were made today in Chicago, and I'm sure a lot of new Auburn fans were created. What a great story it will be if some of these kids end up students on the Plains.

War Eagle! Always!