Imitation is the best form of flattery at least that’s what Katy Perry thinks. Perry is meeting a student who has dyed her hair to imitate her favorite pop star’s dye-of-the-week style. Over the years Katy’s hair has been blue, green, and even orange.
The student in question is 16-year-old Krysten Martinez of High School for Law Advocacy and Justice. According to the New York Daily News, the student will attend Perry’s concert at Madison Square Garden with her mother, and teacher, and will meet the pop star.
So how did this all happen? The student’s history teacher hatched the whole plan. Christina Fryer, the student’s history teacher obtained backstage passes through the site DonorsChoose.org. So far the site along with Staples and Katy Perry donated $149,430 to 103 classrooms including Fryer’s.
As for Krysten Martinez, she said she was“speechless” when she learned that she would not only go to the show but would meet Katy Perry at the concert. Excitedly she told the New York Daily News, “I probably won’t be able to say anything!”
The campaign is called “Make Roar Happen” and supports teachers in need of charity. The project was launched when Perry started her tour, The Prismatic World Tour. As of right now DonorsChoose, Staples and Katy Perry have affected more than 11 million students.
“I’m glad to partner with Staples on my Prismatic World Tour to raise awareness and funds for DonorsChoose.org, and to remind my fans that a small gesture can have a huge impact on the very basic materials classrooms need for teachers to help students reach their full potential.”
According to Alison Corcoran, the senior vice president of North American stores at Staples,
“We are so thrilled to have Katy Perry supporting ‘Make Roar Happen’ and look forward to working together with DonorsChoose.org to ensure teachers have the supplies they need. Our recent survey found almost three-quarters of parents with teens agree that teachers in their communities inspire their students so it’s imperative we support these everyday heroes.”
Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org Charles Best said of the campaign:
“The tremendous support Staples and Katy Perry have provided to DonorsChoose.org through ‘Make Roar Happen’ has made a great difference in classrooms across the country.”
Tonight Katy Perry takes the stage at Madison Square Garden and then heads to New Jersey for shows at the Prudential Center.
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