Fantasia who is currently on tour with Maze and Frankie Beverly took a break to give back to the community. Last night, at the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech, the Ron Clark Academy graduated the first 20 students who spent the full four years there. The School made famous by Mathew Perry on the TNT film “The Ron Clark Story.” The story of a North Carolina boy who landed a teaching job in New York City and found a way to touch the kids. He eventually wrote a book outlining his philosophies on teaching. Oprah Winfrey put him on the show and even recommended to him he use the monies for bigger and better things. It was a touching three hours, full of inspirational speeches and videos, plus appearances by Bow Wow, Nelly and actor Brandon Jones, who was in the original movie “The Ron Clark Story.”

Near the end, Fantasia popped up to sing “I Believe,” her coronation song on “Idol” in 2004.

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