Class: Spanish III/IV
Grade: High School
Subject: Foreign Language
School/Institution: Clarksville Academy Clarksville, TN
We are students from a private high school located in Clarksville, Tennessee. Recently, our Spanish teacher, Danny Magrans, showed us the movie “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” and utilized it to not only teach us the lessons shown in the movie, but managed to make a spanish lesson out of it by quizzing us on it in spanish and having us use the different past tenses to answer questions over it. This movie served as a big eye opener to all of us as students into the different lessons such as forgiveness, sacrifice, the eternal sense of love, strangers being family we have never met, as well as every life having a purpose. These are lessons that our teacher has been trying to embed in us over the course of the past three years and this movie has helped him to do so. Coach Magrans has been an inspiration to us as students in the way he always seems to extend his heart to others whether or not he has just met them, or known them all his life, whether they have wronged him or done everything for him, and would willingly sacrifice anything for anyone out of the kindness of his heart. Your movie has contributed to his compassion in a way where he is able to see how demonstrating these acts can be beneficial, and we would just like to take a moment to thank you for encouraging not only us, but for encourage our mentor to be the person he is today.
Becca and Cassidy
Thank you, Becca and Cassidy, for sharing this. I hope you will show this to Coach Magrans, as he should know the lasting impact he is having on you students. And when you read this, please thank him, for me, for his creativity and positive influence.