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Old 01-17-2020, 04:16 AM
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'Teacher of the Year' kneels during college football championship attended by Trump

1/16/20

During a ceremony honoring the 2019 "Teachers of the Year," one in particular stood out.

The honoree from Minnesota, Kelly Holstine, chose to kneel during the national anthem at the NCAA football championship game on Monday, where the ceremony took place, "to stand up for marginalized and oppressed people," according to a tweet she wrote, which included a photograph of her kneeling.

"Like many before, I respectfully kneeled during Natíl Anthem because, 'No one is free until we are all free,'" she wrote, referencing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and citing a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kaepernick protested police brutality against black Americans by kneeling in 2016.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were also in attendance for Monday night's game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Holstine, an English and language arts teacher at Tokata Learning Center in Shakopee, has been outspoken about her activism before.



She is the first openly LGBTQ teacher to receive the honor, according to CCSSO.
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