When Jahmar Tate met Jerricka Scott, he knew right away that she was “the one.”
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The Wyoming couple met in 2018 and have been inseparable ever since. Jahmar planned to pop the all-important question years ago, but was stymied by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, the timing was finally perfect, so Jahmar decided to give her an engagement she’d never forget!
Jerricka is a kindergarten teacher at Hodges Elementary School, and she’s passionate about her students. When thinking of ways to ask her to marry him, Jahmar knew he wanted to incorporate her school family in the big moment. He secretly spoke to school administrators to get their help, then put his plans into high gear.
“I kind of ramped it up about two, three weeks ago trying to really make it happen before the end of the school year,” Jahmar said.
Students were ushered into the gym for what Jerricka assumed was an assembly, but once there, Jahmar stepped out of the crowd with a big grin. He then stepped up to the microphone and asked her to marry him as the children and adults cheered wildly. They cheered even harder when she answered his question with a yes!
“It was important for me because these are the students she is with all the time,” Jahmar explained. “It’s important for me to make sure she knows that we’re a family together. It’s me and you, but they’re a part of your family, [so] they’re a part of mine, too.”
Jahmar even came prepared with bags of candy to hand out to the kids! His sweet proposal made Jerricka love him even more.
“Every little girl dreams about this opportunity or this moment in their life, and it was beyond my expectation,” she said, adding, “The fact that he included what I love the most, which is teaching and my babies, that just means the world to me.”
What a perfect engagement! Neither Jerricka nor her students will ever forget this moment. Great job making beautiful memories, Jahmar!
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