Tom Corby, a history teacher at New Egypt High School in New Egypt, NJ is finally going to be “in the room where it happens” after his students pooled their money to buy tickets for Corby and his wife to see “Hamilton” on Broadway.
In the video shared on YouTube you can see Mr. Corby holding back tears as he is presented the tickets to the show. Corby says he has been entering the ticket lottery every day for 4 years in hopes of being able to attend. Thanks to the generous and selfless act by his students he no longer has to hope to be one of the lucky winners.
When asked why they did this Corby’s students said simply, “He does so much for us, and this was our way to pay him back.”