- March 4, 2019
Seabreeze High School math teacher John Ariani made a promise to all of his geometry students this school year: Pass the end-of-course geometry exam, and he'd give them a gift certificate for a steak.
He fulfilled his end of the bargain and purchased 10 gift certificates for Outback Steakhouse in Ormond Beach, each worth $100, according to an email to the Observer. He also spoke with Forrest Read, proprietor of the local Outback franchise, who agreed to match Ariani's gift.
"Mr. Forrest Read was enthusiastically generous and donated more than what I purchased," Ariani said in the email.
In addition to matching Ariani's gift certificates, Read donated 10 Mother's Day gift cards. Ariani also gave each the students who passed the exam $20.