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February 13, 2018 > Kindergarteners mark 100th school day with visit from centenarian

Kindergarteners mark 100th school day with visit from centenarian

Submitted By Emily Poon

The kindergarteners at Fremont Christian School celebrated being in school for 100 days on January 31st. In celebration of this milestone, the children dressed up as senior citizens and hosted centenarian Tom Lew (b. 10/30/1917), an 11-year resident of Aegis and his sons, Morgan and Russell. Tom shared his life with the 48 kindergarteners and sought to give the youngsters an idea of what is was like to be 100 years old.

Tom was a Flying Tiger in WWII and his stories of airborne exploits fascinated the children. Tom is the only member living left from his brave team. Of course, the children had a million questions. They wanted to know more about his flying days, what he did to live so long, what he eats to keep himself fit.

The children also performed for Tom, singing songs, dancing, and counting to 100. Tom was delighted, exclaiming it one of the best days of his life; he couldn?t stop smiling and giving the thumbs up sign.

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