“I felt honored to be known by someone of his caliber. He was just a regular old guy, sitting in coach, which really shocked me.”
High school senior Terrence Stephens, who with his teammate Jason Ankrah are star football players at Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Md. The two were sitting on a plane returning from a recruitment session at the University of Nebraska when they struck up a conversation with the man sitting next to them. Their seat-mate just happened to be a major Cornhuskers fan. When they started chatting, Stephens and Ankrah didn’t have a clue they were talking with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. They later got permission from their principal to invite Justice Thomas to be the keynote speaker at their graduation, and he accepted.
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(Listen to an interview with Terrence Stephens below.)