BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Ridgeview High School class has debuted their alternate assignment after Raiders quarterback Derek Carr helped them out of their initial final exam.
Monday morning, the teens took to social media to ask Carr for a shout out in order to receive an easier history final.
@23ABCNews and @KGETnews can you help us get an easier History Final? We just need @derekcarrqb to tweet a shoutout to Ridgeview High School in Bakersfield, CA. Please help🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/sza6u7XEn0
— Eder (@Redyoshi200) December 18, 2018
Less than 24 hours later, Carr posted a video on social media with the following message:
“Shoutout to the students at Ridgeview High School that wanted me to tweet a shoutout to you; well I’m going to send you a video instead and say that there shouldn’t even be an alternate exam — there should be no exam. God bless you guys and go Raiders!”
Unfortunately, the students couldn't go without a final exam. Instead, history teacher Marc Donez created an exam inspired by the quarterback himself. The students would answer one multiple choice question, then throw a football towards the letter they believed was the correct answer.
Donez also used what happened for a class discussion on the power of social media.