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Sicomac 5th Grader Wants to Bring "The Boss" to Show and Tell

Macie Sparozic has a YouTube Plea to New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen.

Sicomac fifth grader Macie Sparozic is working on a dream to bring "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen into school for Show and Tell. 

You see, she has a teacher, Gail Cordello, who happens “to be the best ever” as well as a major Springsteen fan. Cordello, of 5C, seems to have made a great impression on her student who claims to have never even made a peep in the classroom.

“I never spoke up until now,” said the soft-spoken little girl with a face full of freckles.  Macie whipped out her Mom Bev’s lap top and proudly pulled up the YouTube Video she made as a plea to Springsteen.  What followed was a film clip of a very dedicated student, reading in earnest from a letter she drafted “all by myself.”  

Cordello, whose classroom is decorated with posters of Springsteen, has shared her enthusiasm with the New Jersey rocker whom she admires as a role model to adults and kids.

“We even take ‘Bruce Breaks’,” said Macie, who explained when the class was struggling with a writing project, Cordello would often tell the kids to close their books and watch a Springsteen video for inspiration. Productivity spiked as Springsteen strutted back and forth on a stage, strumming his guitar enthusiastically as he sang with passion.

Cordello’s student comes from a long line of Bruce fans as Macie’s dad Michael is also a long time fan.  Her sister Felicia, a Ramapo High School Junior, also had  Cordello and is an avid fan of Springsteen’s.

In her YouTube video, Macie very logically outlines the reasons why Bruce should visit 5C.  She uses statistics pointing out the evolving math skills taught by Cordello.  The future accountant tells The Boss that if her teacher taught an average of 25 students in each of the 25 years she has been teaching, that would amount to at least 625 new Bruce fans, not to mention extended family and friends!   

“Will you please, please PLEASE come Mrs. Cordello’s class,” Macie asks softly, “She is everything you write about.”

“Mrs. Cordello told us that if you want your dreams to come true, you have to keep working on them and this is what I did,” said Macie, who has already put her family to work passing along her video via all of their Facebook Friends. (Macie’s Mom wisely monitors her enthusiastic daughter saying she is too young to have unlimited access to the Internet.) 

As of this writing, Macie has already counted nearly 900 hits; the news of the eleven year old’s video is going viral-at least in Wyckoff. “I have seen Bruce Springsteen in concert at least ten times,” she said glowing proudly in her blue speckled fifth grade t-shirt. "Our family even took Mrs. Cordello once."    

Glory Days indeed.

Ellie May 18, 2011 at 04:45 PM
It's not all that often that a youngster works so hard to achieve a goal, especially when it's for their teacher. If everyone gets behind her and she's successful it sends a message to other young people that, with hard work, they can do things they didn't think possible. Macie is a wonderful, caring person who deserves all of our support.
Barbara May 18, 2011 at 05:32 PM
Go Macie! What an inspiration to everyone!
Pat Phillips Gonzalez May 18, 2011 at 07:54 PM
You Go Girl! Its a great thing you're doing Macie! Mrs Cordello is going to be so happy! You are a very special person to be working so hard for somebody else's dream. You are truly an inspiration to others. Keep up the good work.
barbara d May 18, 2011 at 07:56 PM
Goooooooooo Macie
Mark Mandato May 18, 2011 at 11:07 PM
Great job Macie!
Allie H May 18, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Go Macy! i hope that your hard work pays off!
Beth Lawson May 18, 2011 at 11:34 PM
Beth Lawson What an inspiration to all of us.
Bobbie May 19, 2011 at 12:30 AM
Macie...you are such a hard worker and a caring person. Everyone should be as determined as you are! You are a super star!!!!! Bobbie B.
Kathy Shadiack May 19, 2011 at 05:23 AM
Awesome job once again Macie!!! Pretty soon I'm gonna need YOUR autograph!!! I feel like I know a Movie Star!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sherri C May 19, 2011 at 01:30 PM
Come on BRUCE! Please make her dream and her teacher's dream and lesson come true!
Lisa Vales May 19, 2011 at 02:02 PM
Come on BRUCE!!! Get on board. Macie, you have a lot of courage and drive. Two very admirable qualities. They will take you far on the journey in life. May the road always rise up to meet you no matter where you go and never give up. You should be proud of what you've accomplished thus far. I hope you and Mrs. Cordello get your wish. I wish everyone I knew had your enthusiasm. You inspire me. You inspire life. I'm so glad I have you in my corner.
Liz T May 19, 2011 at 02:10 PM
I'm so very proud of Macie. What a wonderful thing to do. Your Mom deserves kudos too for instilling such great values in you. You are amazing!!

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