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Last May, Yasmine Arrington, a senior at Benjamin Banneker High School, was in the middle of one of the last math tests that she would take in high school, when she was paged to the office. Certain that she had heard the announcement wrong, and focused on the test, she tried to concentrate on the problem on the paper.
Then she was paged again. And again. So she stood up and walked down to the office.
When she arrived, she was greeted by an office official, who told her: “You’re in big trouble, Missy.”
“I was so scared,” she remembered, with a laugh. ”I just wanted to graduate on time.”
She continued into the office to the Guidance Suite, where the counselors were all gathered around a desk. Her principal handed her the phone, and on the other end of the line was Redskins owner, Daniel M. Snyder.
That “trouble” that she was told she was in was Snyder congratulating her for being the recipient of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s $25,000 schol