Alabama high school students surprise teacher who lost his dog w - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Alabama high school students surprise teacher who lost his dog with a new puppy

Posted: Updated:
Troy Rogers Facebook Troy Rogers Facebook
ATHENS, Ala. -

An Alabama high school teacher is spending his holiday season with a new puppy, thanks to the generosity of his students.

Clements High School students in Athens, surprised their history teacher Troy Rogers at school last month with an 8-week-old golden retriever puppy.

Rogers' 11.5 year old golden named Chip ran away three weeks prior. 

"They would ask if we had found Chip and I’d say, ‘No we haven’t yet. Thank you for asking,’ and we’d start our teaching day," Rogers told ABC News. "They did everything from offer to search for him to offer up prayers. They’d want a quick update and we’d get into our instruction."

The students decided to raise enough money to purchase a new puppy for their teacher; an 8-week-old golden. 

"Everyone, meet our newest family member, Clementine!" Rogers wrote on his Facebook page

Rogers and his wife let the students pick the puppy's name. They decided on Clementine after their school mascot. 

"I love these kids. There are no words. I have offered to pay for the puppy, as I had no idea the kids were doing this. I would never have allowed such a thing. I will consequently be adding the estimated cost of the puppy to the senior fund, out of my pocket. I'm completely floored and blindsided by their kindness," the post continued. 

Rogers said he plans to make a donation to the senior class fund equal to what they spent on Clementine to repay the students for their generosity.

He has also created a private Facebook page for Clementine, called "Clementine's Adoration Society," so the students can watch her develop and grow.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Suspect identified in fatal downtown Spokane shooting

    Suspect identified in fatal downtown Spokane shooting

    Thursday, October 18 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-10-18 18:45:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police Department SWAT Team officers took a homicide suspect into custody following an afternoon shooting in downtown Spokane. That suspect was identified as 27-year-old Joel C. Taitch. He was found blocks away from the crime scene and booked for 2nd degree murder. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police Department SWAT Team officers took a homicide suspect into custody following an afternoon shooting in downtown Spokane. That suspect was identified as 27-year-old Joel C. Taitch. He was found blocks away from the crime scene and booked for 2nd degree murder. 

    >>
  • Spokane dealing with blue ash aphid invasion

    Spokane dealing with blue ash aphid invasion

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-10-18 01:43:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Feel like you have to keep swatting bugs away when you've been walking outside this week? What you might be calling gnats, are really blue ash aphids. And right now they are more active than ever, because it's mating season. KHQ met a couple who noticed the blue ash aphids right when they started their walk in the park. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Feel like you have to keep swatting bugs away when you've been walking outside this week? What you might be calling gnats, are really blue ash aphids. And right now they are more active than ever, because it's mating season. KHQ met a couple who noticed the blue ash aphids right when they started their walk in the park. 

    >>
  • Texas police identify woman, child in doorbell video

    Texas police identify woman, child in doorbell video

    Thursday, October 18 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-10-19 02:50:01 GMT

    SPRING, Texas - Authorities in Texas say a woman who left a toddler alone on a stranger's doorstep could face charges of felony child endangerment.

    >>

    SPRING, Texas - Authorities in Texas say a woman who left a toddler alone on a stranger's doorstep could face charges of felony child endangerment.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Candlelight vigil to be held on Sunday for teenage shooting victim, Eddie Daniels

    Candlelight vigil to be held on Sunday for teenage shooting victim, Eddie Daniels

    Friday, October 19 2018 1:49 AM EDT2018-10-19 05:49:11 GMT

    A vigil is scheduled for Eddie Daniels, a 15-year-old shot and killed in downtown Spokane on Wednesday. The memorial will be at 115 E. Pacific Avenue in Spokane. It's open to the public and free to attend. Donations will be collected for Daniel's family to help with funeral costs. "All donations are going to the family, to mom, to help for any need acquired through this tragedy," Christ Hart, an organizer, said. The vigil is also organized by Jeff Ross, the City Life...

    >>

    A vigil is scheduled for Eddie Daniels, a 15-year-old shot and killed in downtown Spokane on Wednesday. The memorial will be at 115 E. Pacific Avenue in Spokane. It's open to the public and free to attend. Donations will be collected for Daniel's family to help with funeral costs. "All donations are going to the family, to mom, to help for any need acquired through this tragedy," Christ Hart, an organizer, said. The vigil is also organized by Jeff Ross, the City Life...

    >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 18th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 18th

    Friday, October 19 2018 1:38 AM EDT2018-10-19 05:38:17 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 18th.

    >>

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 18th.

    >>
  • Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

    Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

    Friday, October 19 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-10-19 05:30:29 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - President Donald Trump is defending Republican congressman Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter who asked him a question last year.    At a campaign rally in Montana on Thursday, Trump said, "Any guy that can do a body slam - he's my kind of guy."

    >>

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - President Donald Trump is defending Republican congressman Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter who asked him a question last year.    At a campaign rally in Montana on Thursday, Trump said, "Any guy that can do a body slam - he's my kind of guy."

    >>