HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -- We all hate final exams and would do almost anything to get out of them, but what a Highlands Ranch teacher didn't count on was the power of social media when she made a bet with one of her students on Monday.
Chase Scherschel, a junior at ThunderRidge High, didn't want to study for his French final exam, so he came up with a plan.
“I figured I’d make a deal with my teacher. Two thousand retweets on Twitter and everyone in the class gets a 100 on their final,” he said.
He posted the following picture shaking his teacher’s hand online Monday morning, hoping for the best:
“She didn’t think it was possible so she took the bet,” he told Denver7.
The 11th grader then enlisted the help of local news outlets and the tweet went viral. By late Tuesday, he topped 2,500 tweets.
“It was cool to see the power of social media,” he said.
Would his teacher follow through with their bet?
“We realized some complications could happen. We don’t want our teacher to get in trouble,” Scherschel said. “But it ended up working out because my class volunteered and took a vote and just do [sic] the final and show what we know.”
He admits he didn’t study because of the retweets, but added his class did well on the exam.
“I think it was worth it because it was a lot of fun,” he said.