PEARLAND. Texas (KHOU) — A young girl from Pearland appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday after a video of her talking about how a classmate stole her perfect attendance pencil went viral.
Taylor James' mom posted on Instagram a video of the 7-year-old talking about how a classmate took a pencil she earned for perfect attendance. She explains how a classmate took the pencil after she left it in a box to be sharpened, but she eventually got it back.
Taylor told the story to Ellen on the show Wednesday, and much to her surprise, Ellen gifted her with a giant pencil so none of her classmates could take it. Ellen also gave Taylor's entire class with new school supplies.
To keep up with her perfect attendance, Ellen gave Taylor a signed letter to excuse the 7-year-old’s absence from school. Taylor told Ellen she wants to be a science teacher when she grows up, and she was then surprised with a $10,000 scholarship from Shutterfly.
Pencil or not, congratulations on your perfect attendance, Taylor!