School changes its name to Russell Wilson Elementary

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 31 at 9:21 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Seahawks fever has taken over one school so much they renamed it after the team’s star quarterback for the week.

Woodrow Wilson Elementary is full of Seahawks mayhem now that they are Russell Wilson Elementary. It all started with Principal Tony Ressa’s lunchtime tradition and it is all in honor of the quarterback.

“I learned the Seahawks were using the Phish song ‘Wilson’ to play Russell Wilson onto the field. My eyes just lit up! It’s like peanut butter and chocolate, my two favorite things. I said we’re totally doing that in the cafeteria,” said Principal Ressa.

Principal Ressa came up with the game plan and at lunchtime, he turned up the music and let the students know what to say.

The Spokane School District caught the jam session on camera and now the video is going viral.

“The kids are over the moon they’re little TV stars,” said Ressa.

The video has 4,200 hits on YouTube. It even got a shot out on ESPN from Spokane Native Niel Everett.

Principal Ressa is now calling the school cafeteria the “loudest cafeteria in the world.”

If the Seahawks win the Super Bowl, the school plans to keep the name change for at least another week.   

 

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