It was a day and an experience Jaxson Steele will likely never forget. Jaxson is a 5th grade student at Majestic Elementary Arts Academy and he loves his school, music, and playing the clarinet. But Jaxson will soon be relocating to a new school after his mother unexpectedly passed away the day after Christmas.
To lift Jaxson and his family and let them know they are not alone at this very difficult time, Majestic Elementary Principal Marianne Johansen decided to make one of Jaxson’s dreams come true during a recent field trip for her 5th graders to the Salt Lake City Stars basketball game. With funding from the Jordan Education Foundation, Ms. Johansen was able to purchase a brand-new clarinet for Jaxson so he has his very own instrument at his new school.
With the crowd watching and cheering him on, the magical gift was presented to Jaxson on the court during halftime of the Stars game. Jaxson’s gratitude was obvious and the kindness and support of others will hopefully go a long way in helping Jaxson heal after the loss of his mother.
Thanks to everyone who made a magical memory and show of support for this amazing student!
We invite you to watch the news story on Jaxson’s surprise reported by KSL’s Alex Cabrero.