Class started like this tonight:
"Before we get started today I just wanted to make mention , that last week one of your classmates, Tom Valdespino , won an award here at DVC for a graphic novel he's writing.. I wanted to go to the ceremony but couldn't but some of the other teachers in the department were talking about it.. Tom, stand up.
( People gave a polite golf clap)
Here is the website and you can check out his comic... I'll put it up on the screen. It's a great and emotional story. Are you still working on it?"
( I nod yes.)
" great. It was just fantastic. Okay, let's get started..."
Hella cool moment.