The 100% Ticket

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“The 100% Ticket,” Friend, May 2004, 47

The 100% Ticket

In school we earn a “100% ticket” when we get 100 percent on our morning schoolwork. The tickets go into a treasure chest. At the end of the month you get a treat if one of your tickets is drawn from the chest. One day I found a 100% ticket on the floor. I gave it to the teacher, and she asked me to try to find the owner. I asked around the class, but nobody claimed it. The teacher said I could have the ticket because I did the right thing by bringing it to her instead of putting it in the chest when I hadn’t earned it. I felt good inside for doing the right thing.

Rory Linehan, age 10, is a member of the Palmer Second Ward, Wasilla Alaska Stake.